Louis DiPalma

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Louis DiPalma
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Rhode Island Senate District 12
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$14,947.34/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Bridgeport
Master'sBrown University
Personal
BirthdayApril 20, 1961
Place of birthBridgeport, CT
ProfessionEngineering Director
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Louis P. DiPalma (b. April 20, 1961) is a Democratic member of the Rhode Island State Senate, representing District 12. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

DiPalma was a council member for the Middletown Town Council from 2004 to 2008.

Biography

DiPalma earned his B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Bridgeport in 1983 and his M.S. in Computer Science from Brown University in 1989. His professional experience includes working for Raytheon in the following positions: as an engineer from 1983 to 1996, as an Engineering Sector Manager from 1996 to 2000, as a Systems Engineering Department Manager from 1999 to 2000, as the Southwest Engineering Department Manager from 2000 to 2003, as the Southwest Engineering Director from 2003 to 2007, as Technical Director from 2007 to 2010 and as Engineering Director since 2010.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, DiPalma served on the following committees:

Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, First Vice Chairman
Education, Secretary

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, DiPalma served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, DiPalma served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Rhode Island State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 25, 2014. Incumbent Louis DiPalma was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2012

DiPalma won re-election in District 12. He was unopposed in both the Democratic primary on September 11 and the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLouis DiPalma Incumbent 98.3% 9,203
     Other Write-in 1.7% 157
Total Votes 9,360

2010

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2010

DiPalma was re-elected to District 12 in 2010. He faced no opposition the November 2 general election. He was unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary.[7][8]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 12
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Louis DiPalma (D) 6603

2008

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, DiPalma was elected to the 12th District Seat in the Rhode Island State Senate.[9] DiPalma raised $12,210 for his campaign, while Gibbs raised $12,507.[10]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 12 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Louis DiPalma (D) 6,558
June Gibbs (R) 5,955

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Louis DiPalma is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Louis DiPalma raised a total of $40,334 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 25, 2013.[11]

Louis DiPalma's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Rhode Island State Senate, District 12 Won $15,314
2010 Rhode Island State Senate, District 12 Won $12,810
2008 Rhode Island State Senate, District 12 Won $12,210
Grand Total Raised $40,334

2012

Louis DiPalma won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Louis DiPalma raised a total of $15,314.
Rhode Island State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Louis DiPalma's campaign in 2012
Rhode Island Laborers$600
Rhode Island Society Of CPAS$500
Operating Engineers Local 57$500
Providence Fire Fighters Local 799$500
Rhode Island Laborers Public Employees$450
Total Raised in 2012$15,314
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Louis DiPalma won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Louis DiPalma raised a total of $12,810.

2008

Louis DiPalma won election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Louis DiPalma raised a total of $12,210.

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2013-2014

In 2013, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 1 to July 5. In 2014, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 7 to June 23.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills related to civil liberties.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes on government reform.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills deemed to have an effect on free-market, small-government, or constitutional principles.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.

2011-2012

In 2011, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 4 to July 1. In 2012, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 3 to June 13.

  • Legislators were scored based on 14 pieces of legislation, ranging from matters on clean water, to state energy policies.
  • Legislators were scored based on votes on government reform.
  • Legislators were scored based on their votes on bills deemed to have an effect on free-market, small-government, or constitutional principles.

Personal

DiPalma and his wife, Margaret, have two children.[1]

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Preceded by
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Rhode Island State Senate District 12
2009–present
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