Catherine Cool Rumsey
|Catherine Cool Rumsey|
|Rhode Island State Senate District 34|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Place of birth||New York|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Rumsey served on the following committees:
|Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Environment & Agriculture|
|• Health & Human Services|
Rumsey said that she will work to create a job friendly environment, build sustainable funding for education, preserve the environment and natural resources, as well as avoid passing laws with unfunded mandates for cities and towns.
Elections for the office of Rhode Island State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place September 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 25, 2014. Incumbent Catherine Cool Rumsey was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Elaine Morgan was unopposed in the Republican primary. Cameron Ennis (I) was removed from the ballot before the primary. Cool Rumsey and Morgan will face off in the general election.
Rumsey won election in the 2012 election for Rhode Island State Senate District 34. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 11. Incumbent Francis Maher defeated Paul R. Mcfadden in the Republican primary. Rumsey defeated Maher in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Rhode Island State Senate, District 34, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Catherine Cool Rumsey||55.1%||7,150|
|Republican||Francis Maher, Jr. Incumbent||44.8%||5,809|
Comprehensive donor information for Catherine Cool Rumsey is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Catherine Cool Rumsey raised a total of $6,900 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 30, 2013.
|Catherine Cool Rumsey's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Rhode Island State Senate, District 34||$6,900|
|Grand Total Raised||$6,900|
2012Catherine Cool Rumsey won election to the to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Catherine Cool Rumsey raised a total of $6,900.
|to the Rhode Island State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Catherine Cool Rumsey's campaign in 2012|
|Rhode Island AFL-CIO||$1,000|
|Fight Back RI (Frmly Meri PAC)||$1,000|
|Ocean State Action PAC||$750|
|Coventry Teachers Alliance||$500|
|National Education Association Rhode Island||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$6,900|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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- American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island: 2013-2014 Voting Record
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- Common Cause: 2013-2014 Legislative Scorecard
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- Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity: 2013 Session Freedom Index
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- National Federation of Independent Business in New York: 2013-2014 Voting Record
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In 2014, Cool Rumsey's endorsements include the following:
- Rhode Island National Association of Social Workers
- Clean Water Action
- Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
- RI Young Democrats
- RI Progressive Democrats
- Rhode Island National Organization
- RI Sierra Club
- Rhode Island Progressive Democrats of America
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- Campaign contributions via Follow the Money: 2012
- Coolsenator.com, "Priorities," accessed October 18, 2012(Archived)
- Rhode Island Secretary of State, "Candidates for Senator in General Assembly," accessed June 30, 2014
- Rhode Island Secretary of State, "2014 Statewide Primary Results: Senator in General Assembly," accessed September 26, 2014
- Candidates in Upcoming Elections, "Rhode Island Secretary of State," accessed July 5, 2012
- State of Rhode Island Board of Elections, "2012 Statewide Primary Results," accessed June 6, 2014
- State of Rhode Island Board of Elections, "2012 Statewide General Election Results," accessed June 6, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Rumsey, Catherine Cool," accessed July 30, 2013
- Cool Senator, "Endorsements," accessed October 17, 2014
Francis Maher (R)
|Rhode Island State Senate District 34
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