M. Teresa Paiva Weed

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M. Teresa Paiva Weed
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Rhode Island Senate District 13
Incumbent
In office
1993 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Senate President
2009-present
Majority Leader
2004-2009
Compensation
Base salary$14,947.34/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sProvidence College
J.D.Catholic University
Personal
BirthdayNovember 5, 1959
Place of birthNewport, RI
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
M. Teresa Paiva Weed (b. November 5, 1959) is a Democratic member of the Rhode Island State Senate, representing District 13. She was first elected to the chamber in 1992. She is a former Senate Majority Leader and currently serves as Senate President.

Biography

Paiva Weed earned her B.A. from Providence College in 1981 and her J.D. from Catholic University in 1984. Her professional experience includes working as an attorney.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

As President of the Senate, Paiva Weed serves as an ex-officio member of all Senate committees.

2011-2012

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

Paiva Weed served as an Ex Officio member of all Senate committees.

Elections

2014

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Rhode Island State Senate will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 25, 2014. Incumbent M. Teresa Paiva Weed is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Michael W. Smith is unopposed in the Republican primary.[2]

2012

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2012

Paiva Weed won re-election in District 13. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 11, 2012. Paiva Weed defeated Geoffrey William Cook (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 13, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngM. Teresa Paiva Weed Incumbent 70.1% 7,757
     Republican Geoffrey William Cook 29.7% 3,283
     Other Write-in 0.2% 22
Total Votes 11,062

2010

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2010

Paiva Weed was re-elected to District 13 in 2010. Paiva Weed defeated Republican Geoffrey Cook in the November 2 general election. She was unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary.[6][7]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 13
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png M. Teresa Paiva Weed (D) 5376
Geoffrey Cook (R) 4325

2008

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Paiva Weed was re-elected to the 13th District Seat in the Rhode Island State Senate.[8] Paiva Weed raised $99,745 for her campaign, while Perry raised $14,806.[9]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 13 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png M. Teresa Paiva Weed (D) 7,369
Donna Perry (R) 4103

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Paiva Weed is available dating back to 1994. Based on available campaign finance records, Paiva Weed raised a total of $669,543 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 25, 2013.[10]

M. Teresa Paiva Weed's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Rhode Island State Senate, District 13 Won $198,023
2010 Rhode Island State Senate, District 13 Won $215,550
2008 Rhode Island State Senate, District 13 Won $99,745
2006 Rhode Island State Senate, District 13 Won $71,319
2004 Rhode Island State Senate, District 13 Won $66,101
2002 Rhode Island State Senate, District 13 Won $9,215
2000 Rhode Island State Senate, District 49 Won $3,550
1998 Rhode Island State Senate, District 49 Won $1,235
1996 Rhode Island State Senate, District 49 Won $1,085
1994 Rhode Island State Senate, District 49 Won $3,720
Grand Total Raised $669,543

2012

Paiva Weed won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Paiva Weed raised a total of $198,023.
Rhode Island State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to M. Teresa Paiva Weed's campaign in 2012
Lopes Jr, Matthew A$2,000
Rhode Island Brotherhood of Correctional Officers$2,000
Providence Chamber of Commerce$2,000
Rhode Island Laborers Public Employees$2,000
Mancini, Kenneth J$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$198,023
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Paiva Weed won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Paiva Weed raised a total of $215,550.

2008

Paiva Weed won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Paiva Weed raised a total of $99,745.

2006

Paiva Weed won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Paiva Weed raised a total of $71,319.

2004

Paiva Weed won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Paiva Weed raised a total of $66,101.

2002

Paiva Weed won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Paiva Weed raised a total of $9,215.

2000

Paiva Weed won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Paiva Weed raised a total of $3,550.

1998

Paiva Weed won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, Paiva Weed raised a total of $1,235.

1996

Paiva Weed won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Paiva Weed raised a total of $1,085.

1994

Paiva Weed won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 1994. During that election cycle, Paiva Weed raised a total of $3,720.

Personal

Paiva Weed has a husband, Mark.[1]

In the news

Grants to nonprofit organizations

In 2012, Rhode Island lawmakers issued $1.9 million in legislative grants to nonprofit organizations. These grants were awarded on a nonpartisan basis by House Speaker Gordon Fox and Senate President Teresa Paiva-Weed and were chosen based on the merits of the organizations' applications and requests by individual lawmakers. Though the Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled that the legislature has the authority to create grants as part of the budget, some critics have called these grants wasteful government spending and believe the money could be used to influence votes. Lawmakers in support of the grants claim that they go to community organizations that are struggling to fill fundraising gaps or make up for a lack of resources that may no longer be available at the municipal level. According to an August 2013 report in Go Local Prov News, Paiva Weed was among the top 25 lawmakers who sponsored the most in grant funding, obtaining $68,000 for community organizations.[11]

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