|Rhode Island Senate District 21|
|January 4, 2011- present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|High school||Coventry High School|
|Birthday||October 18, 1990|
|Place of birth||Providence, RI|
Kettle graduated from Coventry High School and is currently enrolled at Rhode Island College. His professional experience includes working as a dishwasher at Cracker Barrel.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kettle served on the following committees:
|Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Environment & Agriculture, Secretary|
|• Housing & Municipal Government|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kettle served on these committees:
|Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Environment and Agriculture|
|• Housing and Municipal Government|
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. Margaux Morisseau was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Nicholas Kettle was unopposed in the Republican primary. Zachary Farnum ran as an Independent candidate. Kettle defeated Morisseau and Farnum in the general election.
Kettle won re-election in District 21. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on September 11, 2012. Scott M. Pollard was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Kettle defeated Pollard in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Rhode Island State Senate, District 21, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Nicholas Kettle Incumbent||50.7%||6,977|
|Democratic||Scott M. Pollard||49.2%||6,776|
Kettle defeated Democrat Anthony Colaluca and independent John Assalone in the November 2nd general election. Kettle was one of 95 challengers to defeat an incumbent in a 2010 state legislative primary. He defeated Leo Blais (R), who had first been elected to the seat in 1992. He was elected as the youngest serving senator in state history.
|Rhode Island State Senate, District 21, 2010|
|Rhode Island State Senate Republican Primary, District 21 Republican Primary, 2010|
|Leo Blais Incumbent||48.9%||502|
Comprehensive donor information for Nicholas Kettle is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Nicholas Kettle raised a total of $11,299 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 26, 2013.
|Nicholas Kettle's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Rhode Island State Senate, District 21||$6,650|
|2010||Rhode Island State Senate, District 21||$4,649|
|Grand Total Raised||$11,299|
2012Nicholas Kettle won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Nicholas Kettle raised a total of $6,650.
|Rhode Island State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Nicholas Kettle's campaign in 2012|
|Byrnes, Raymond A||$500|
|Byrnes, Raymond A||$250|
|Total Raised in 2012||$6,650|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Nicholas Kettle won election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Nicholas Kettle raised a total of $4,649.
|Rhode Island State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Nicholas Kettle's campaign in 2010|
|Kettle, Nicolas D||$2,500|
|Kettle, Nicholas D||$739|
|Lindsay, Margaret S||$200|
|Kettle, Matthew A||$150|
|Total Raised in 2010||$4,649|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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- American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island: 2013-2014 Voting Record
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- Common Cause: 2013-2014 Legislative Scorecard
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- Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity: 2013 Session Freedom Index
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- Common Cause: 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard
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- Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity: 2012 Session Freedom Index
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In 2014, Kettle's endorsements included the following:
- Victor Moffit - Former State Representative for District 28
- Nicholas Gorham - Former State Representative for District 40
- Kevin Breene - Former State Senator for District 41 & District 34
- Coventry Republican Town Committee
- Senate District 21 Republican Committee
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- Nick Kettle on Facebook
- Nick Kettle on Twitter
- Campaign Contributions: 2012 2010
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Sen. Nicholas Kettle," accessed June 6, 2014
- Rhode Island Secretary of State, "Candidates for Senator in General Assembly," accessed June 30, 2014
- Rhode Island Secretary of State, "2014 Statewide Primary Results: Senator in General Assembly," accessed September 26, 2014
- Candidates in Upcoming Elections, "Rhode Island Secretary of State," accessed July 5, 2012
- State of Rhode Island Board of Elections, "2012 Statewide Primary Results," accessed June 6, 2014
- State of Rhode Island Board of Elections, "2012 Statewide General Election Results," accessed June 6, 2014
- State of Rhode Island Board of Elections, "2010 Statewide General Election Results," accessed June 6, 2014
- State of Rhode Island Board of Elections, "2010 Statewide Primary Results," accessed June 6, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Kettle, Nicholas," accessed July 26, 2013
- Nick Kettle for RI Senate, "Endorsements," accessed October 17, 2014
- Nick Kettle For Senate, "Who is Nicholas Kettle," accessed November 17, 2011 (timed out)
Leo Blais (R)
|Rhode Island State Senate District 21
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