Mark Schwager

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Mark Schwager
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Candidate for

Prior offices
East Greenwich Town Council
Mark Schwager was a Democratic candidate for District 35 of the Rhode Island State Senate.



Schwager ran for the State House of Representatives in the 2012 elections. Schwager was unopposed in the September 11 Democratic primary and was defeated by Antonio Giarrusso (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAntonio Giarrusso 44.4% 3,315
     Democratic Mark Schwager 43.4% 3,243
     Independent Kevin J. Mcdonough 12.2% 909
     Other Write-in 0.1% 6
Total Votes 7,473

Campaign themes

Schwager stated that he is a fiscal conservative, and would not be beholden to the Democratic party. Asked about his views, he said: "I think that the reason I’m a Democrat is I believe that used correctly government can achieve economic and social goals that really improve the quality of life for citizens."[1]


See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2010

Schwager was defeated by Republican Dawson Hodgson in the November 2 general election. Schwager defeated Steven Campo in the September 14 Democratic primary.[2]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 35
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dawson Hodgson (R) 6006
Mark Schwager (D) 5078

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