Frank T. Caprio

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Frank T. Caprio
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Candidate for
Rhode Island General Treasurer
Prior offices
Rhode Island General Treasurer
2007 - January 4, 2011
Rhode Island State Senate
Rhode Island House of Representatives
High schoolBishop Hendricken High School (1984)
Bachelor'sHarvard University (1988)
J.D.Suffolk University (1991)
Date of birthMay 10, 1966
Place of birthProvidence, Rhode Island
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Frank T. Caprio (b. May 10, 1966 Providence, RI) was a Democratic candidate for Rhode Island General Treasurer in the 2014 elections.

Caprio was the Democratic Rhode Island General Treasurer from 2007 to 2011. He made an unsuccessful bid for Governor of Rhode Island in 2010.[1]


Frank Caprio (Senior), a Rhode Island judge, and his wife, Joyce, had five children, of whom Frank T. Caprio was the oldest. One of his brothers, David Caprio, is a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives.

Caprio grew up in the same Federal Hill Neighborhood his grandparents has first called home after emigrating to America. From Narragansett public schools and Bishop Hendricken High School, he went on to Harvard University.

At Harvard, Caprio played baseball and football, being named as both a All-Eastern League outfielder in 1988 and as an All-Ivy League defensive back Harvard's 1987 championship football team.

Caprio was 21 when Rhode Island's 2nd Congressional District named him a delegate to the 1988 Democratic National Convention in Atlanta. He was still in law school in Boston when he won his first election. During his term in the House, he travelled between Boston and Providence by train to attend classes and sessions.

After finishing law school, Caprio passed the bar in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He worked with London based Cookson Group plc. focusing on tax and finance issues. He is currently practicing with Caprio & Caprio. Caprio and his wife, Gabriella, have one son and one daughter.[2]


  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 1991
  • Harvard University, 1988
  • Bishop Hendricken High School, 1984

Political career

State Treasurer (2007-2011)

Caprio served as the State Treasurer of Rhode Island from 2007 to 2011.

State Legislature (1990-2007)

Caprio served in the Rhode Island State Senate from 1994-2007 and in the Rhode Island House of Representatives from 1990-1994.



See also: Rhode Island down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Caprio ran for election to the office of Rhode Island General Treasurer. Caprio did not win the Democratic nomination in the primary.[3] The general election took place November 4, 2014.[4]

Primary results

Rhode Island Treasurer, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSeth Magaziner 66.5% 80,378
Frank Caprio 33.5% 40,402
Total Votes 120,780
Election Results via Rhode Island Board of Elections.


See also: Rhode Island gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010

Caprio faced John F. Robitaille (R), Ken Block (Moderate), Lincoln Chafee (I), Ronald Algieri (I), Todd Giroux (I), and Joseph M. Lusi (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Governor of Rhode Island, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Frank T. Caprio 23% 78,896
     Republican John F. Robitaille 33.6% 114,911
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngLincoln Chafee 36.1% 123,571
     Moderate Ken Block 6.5% 22,146
     Independent Ronald Algieri 0.2% 793
     Independent Todd Giroux 0.3% 882
     Independent Joseph M. Lusi 0.3% 1,091
Total Votes 342,290


On November 7, 2006, Frank T. Caprio won election to the office of Rhode Island General Treasurer. He defeated Andrew M. Lyon, III (R) in the general election.

Rhode Island General Treasurer, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFrank T. Caprio 73.4% 272,002
     Republican Andrew M. Lyon, III 26.6% 98,818
Total Votes 370,820
Election Results Via: Rhode Island Board of Elections


Caprio is married to Gabriella Caprio, nee DiGiacinto; the couple have one son and one daughter.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Rhode Island General Treasurer
Succeeded by
Gina Raimondo (D)