Maryellen Goodwin

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Maryellen Goodwin
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Rhode Island Senate District 1
Incumbent
In office
1987 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 27
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$14,185.95/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 1986
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sRhode Island College
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 27, 1964
Place of birthProvidence, RI
ProfessionCounselor
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Maryellen Goodwin (b. September 27, 1964) is a Democratic member of the Rhode Island State Senate, representing District 1. She was first elected to the chamber in 1986. She is currently serving as Senate Majority Whip.

Goodwin was a delegate at the Rhode Island Constitutional Convention in 1986.

Biography

Goodwin earned her B.A. from Rhode Island College in 1988. Her professional experience includes working for Providence Journal Company and as a counselor.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2013
Environment & Agriculture
Finance
Housing & Municipal Government
Labor
Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2012

Goodwin won re-election in District 1. She was unopposed in both the Democratic primary on September 11 and the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMaryellen Goodwin Incumbent 98.1% 6,048
     Other Write-in 1.9% 120
Total Votes 6,168

2010

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2010

Goodwin ran for re-election in District 1. She was unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. Goodwin defeated Richard Corso (I) in the November 2 general election.[2]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 1
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Maryellen Goodwin (D) 3466
Richard Corso (I) 1031

2008

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Goodwin was re-elected to District 1 in the Rhode Island State Senate.[3] Goodwin raised $71,149 for her campaign, while Demings raised $1,604.[4]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 1 (2008)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Maryellen Goodwin (D) 5,631
Anthony Demings (R) 1,003

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Maryellen Goodwin is available dating back to 1994. Based on available campaign finance records, Maryellen Goodwin raised a total of $315,205 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 25, 2013.[5]

Maryellen Goodwin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Rhode Island State Senate, District 1 Won $68,938
2010 Rhode Island State Senate, District 1 Won $57,513
2008 Rhode Island State Senate, District 1 Won $71,149
2006 Rhode Island State Senate, District 1 Won $43,795
2004 Rhode Island State Senate, District 1 Won $44,660
2002 Rhode Island State Senate, District 4 Won $14,825
2000 Rhode Island State Senate, District 1 Won $3,750
1998 Rhode Island State Senate, District 1 Won $3,250
1996 Rhode Island State Senate, District 1 Won $4,375
1994 Rhode Island State Senate, District 1 Won $2,950
Grand Total Raised $315,205

2012

Maryellen Goodwin won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Maryellen Goodwin raised a total of $68,938.

2010

Maryellen Goodwin won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Maryellen Goodwin raised a total of $57,513.

2008

Maryellen Goodwin won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Maryellen Goodwin raised a total of $71,149.

2006

Maryellen Goodwin won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Maryellen Goodwin raised a total of $43,795.

2004

Maryellen Goodwin won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Maryellen Goodwin raised a total of $44,660.

2002

Maryellen Goodwin won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Maryellen Goodwin raised a total of $14,825.

2000

Maryellen Goodwin won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Maryellen Goodwin raised a total of $3,750.

1998

Maryellen Goodwin won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, Maryellen Goodwin raised a total of $3,250.

1996

Maryellen Goodwin won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Maryellen Goodwin raised a total of $4,375.

1994

Maryellen Goodwin won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 1994. During that election cycle, Maryellen Goodwin raised a total of $2,950.

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, Goodwin was among the top 25 lawmakers who sponsored the most in grant funding, obtaining $73,500 for community organizations.[6]

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Rhode Island State Senate District 1
1987–present
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