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Rhode Island 2010 legislative election results

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2010 Legislative Election Results

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Rhode Island State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Rhode Island State Senate. For results in individual contests see our Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2010 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

Rhode Island State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 33 29
     Republican Party 4 8
     Independent 1 1
Total 38 38


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • There were 32 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 1 incumbent lost, and thus 31 incumbents were re-elected to the Rhode Island State Senate.
  • No Republican incumbents lost in the general election, while 1 Democratic incumbent lost.
  • There will be 7 new senators sworn-in. Of those 7, 2 are Democrats and 5 are Republicans
  • Of the 38 seats up for election, 29 were won by Democrats, 8 by Republicans, and 1 by an independent.
  • 14 candidates were unopposed, 13 Democrats and 1 Republican.
  • Only 2 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Beatrice Lanzi was first elected to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2002

Of the 1,167 state senate seats up for election in 2010, incumbents ran for 894 (76.6%) of them. Of these 894, 94 lost their re-election bids, 89 Democrats and 5 Republicans. In Rhode Island, 5 incumbent senators did not run for re-election on the November 2 ballot, while 33 incumbents (84.2%) ran for re-election. Of these 32 incumbents, 1 was defeated.

Charles Levesque, first elected to the state senate in 2005, was defeated in 2010.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

The following is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Charles LevesqueDemocraticRhode Island State Senate District 11

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Christopher Ottiano

New State Senators and General Election Winners

388 new senators were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 388, 278 were Republicans and 110 were Democrats. In Rhode Island, 7 new senators will be sworn-in. Of those 7, 2 are Democrats and 5 are Republicans. In the 6 open seat contests, Republicans won 4 and Democrats 2. In total, Rhode Island elected 38 senators, 8 Republicans, 29 Democrats, and 1 independent.

Newly elected senators

The following are the newly-elected members of the Rhode Island State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Dominick Ruggerio was re-elected to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2010

Republican

Candidates who won election

Dennis Algiere was re-elected to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2010

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Rhode Island State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Other

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 1,167 state senate seats were up for election in 2010. 1,143 of those seats were partisan seats (24 seats were up for election in Nebraska's nonpartisan unicameral legislature). In 320 (28.0%) of these state senate contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Rhode Island, 13 candidates (34.2% of seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 13, 12 were Democrats and 1 was a Republican.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Across the nation, 140 independent or third party candidates ran for state senate. In Rhode Island, 2 (3.2%) of the 63 senate candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate. One, Edward O'Neill, won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010:

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Rhode Island State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Rhode Island House of Representatives. For results in individual contests, see our Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2010. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

Rhode Island House of Representatives
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 69 65
     Republican Party 6 10
Total 75 75


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview:

  • No Republican incumbents lost in the general election, while 3 incumbent Democratic incumbent lost.
  • There will be 22 new representatives sworn-in. Of those 22, 18 are Democrats and 4 are Republicans
  • Of the 75 seats up for election, 65 were won by Democrats and 10 by Republicans.
  • 28 candidates were unopposed, 25 Democrats and 3 Republicans.
  • Only 22 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 4,958 state house seats up for election, incumbents ran in the general election for 4,091 (79.5%) of them. Of these 4,091 incumbents, 413 lost their re-election bids, 403 Democrats and 10 Republicans. In Rhode Island, 56 incumbents (74.7%) ran for re-election. Of these 56, 3 incumbent representatives were defeated. All 3 incumbents were Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:


  1. Agostinho Silva
  2. Amy Rice
  3. Anastasia Williams
  4. Arthur Corvese
  5. Arthur Handy
  6. Brian Kennedy
  7. Brian Newberry
  8. Charlene Lima
  9. Deborah Fellela
  10. Deborah Ruggiero
  11. Donald Lally, Jr.
  12. Donna Walsh
  13. Edith Ajello
  14. Eileen Naughton
  15. Elaine Coderre
  16. Frank Ferri
  17. Gordon Fox
  18. Grace Diaz
  19. Gregory Schadone
  20. Helio Melo
  21. J. Patrick O'Neill
  22. J. Russell Jackson
  23. Jan Malik
  24. John Carnevale
  25. John DeSimone
  26. John Edwards, Rhode Island Representative
  27. John McCauley, Jr.
  28. John Savage
  29. Jon Brien
  30. Joseph McNamara
  31. Joseph Trillo
  32. Joy Hearn
  33. Karen MacBeth
  34. Kenneth Carter
  35. Laurence Ehrhardt
  36. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt
  37. Mary Messier
  38. Michael Marcello
  39. Nicholas Mattiello
  40. Patricia Serpa
  41. Peter Martin
  42. Peter Palumbo
  43. Peter Petrarca
  44. Raymond Gallison, Jr.
  45. Rene Menard
  46. Robert Flaherty
  47. Robert Jacquard
  48. Robert Watson
  49. Roberto DaSilva
  50. Samuel Azzinaro
  51. Scott Guthrie
  52. Scott Pollard
  53. Scott Slater
  54. Stephen Ucci
  55. Thomas Winfield
  56. William San Bento, Jr.

Incumbents defeated

The following is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Amy RiceDemocraticRhode Island House District 72
Kenneth CarterDemocraticRhode Island House District 31
Scott PollardDemocraticRhode Island House District 40

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Daniel Reilly
Doreen Costa
Michael Chippendale

New Representatives and General Election Winners

1,345 new representatives were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 1,345, 988 were Republicans and 357 were Democrats. In Rhode Island, 22 new representatives will be sworn-in. Of those 22, 18 are Democrats and 4 are Republicans. In the 19 open seat contests, Republicans won 1 and Democrats 18. In total, Rhode Island elected 75 representatives, 10 Republicans and 65 Democrats.

Newly elected representatives

The following are the newly-elected members of the Rhode Island House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Rhode Island House of Representatives:

Democratic


  1. Agostinho Silva
  2. Anastasia Williams
  3. Arthur Corvese
  4. Arthur Handy
  5. Brian Kennedy
  6. Cale Keable
  7. Charlene Lima
  8. Christopher Blazejewski
  9. David Bennett
  10. Deborah Fellela
  11. Deborah Ruggiero
  12. Donald Lally, Jr.
  13. Donna Walsh
  14. Edith Ajello
  15. Eileen Naughton
  16. Elaine Coderre
  17. Frank Ferri
  18. Gordon Fox
  19. Grace Diaz
  20. Gregory Schadone
  21. Helio Melo
  22. J. Patrick O'Neill
  23. J. Russell Jackson
  24. James McLaughlin
  25. Jan Malik
  26. Jared Nunes
  27. Jeremiah O'Grady
  28. John Carnevale
  29. John DeSimone
  30. John Edwards, Rhode Island Representative
  31. John McCauley, Jr.
  32. Jon Brien
  33. Joseph McNamara
  34. Joy Hearn
  35. Karen MacBeth
  36. Larry Valencia
  37. Leo Medina
  38. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt
  39. Lisa Tomasso
  40. Maria Cimini
  41. Mary Messier
  42. Michael Marcello
  43. Michael Tarro
  44. Nicholas Mattiello
  45. Patricia Serpa
  46. Peter Martin
  47. Peter Palumbo
  48. Peter Petrarca
  49. Raymond Gallison, Jr.
  50. Raymond Hull
  51. Raymond Johnston Jr.
  52. Rene Menard
  53. Richard Morrison
  54. Robert Flaherty
  55. Robert Jacquard
  56. Robert Phillips
  57. Roberto DaSilva
  58. Samuel Azzinaro
  59. Scott Guthrie
  60. Scott Slater
  61. Spencer Dickinson
  62. Stephen Ucci
  63. Teresa Tanzi
  64. Thomas Winfield
  65. William San Bento, Jr.

Republican

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 4,958 state house seats were up for election in 2010. In 1,680 (33.9%) of these state house contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Rhode Island, 27 candidates (36.0% of all seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 27, 24 were Democrats and 3 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

In Rhode Island, 22 (15.2%) of the 145 house candidates ran as independent or third party candidates. None won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010: