Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2014

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Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

Rhode Island House of Representatives2014 Rhode Island State Senate Elections
Elections for the office of Rhode Island House of Representatives 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.

Incumbents retiring

A total of five incumbents are not running for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents are:

Name Party Current Office
Gordon Fox Electiondot.png Democratic House District 04
Frank Ferri Electiondot.png Democratic House District 22
William San Bento, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic House District 58
J. Patrick O'Neill Electiondot.png Democratic House District 59
Elaine Coderre Electiondot.png Democratic House District 60

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Rhode Island House of Representatives:

Rhode Island House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 69 Pending
     Republican Party 6 Pending
Total 75 75

Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 50 (67%) of the 75 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 49 Democrats and 1 Republican are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 25 (32%) of the 78 districts up for election. Three of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from zero to five percent. Seven other elections were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory of five to ten percent. Those districts are:

Competitive

  • District 26: Incumbent Patricia Morgan (R) will face Nicholas Denice (D) and Paul Caianiello, Jr. (I) in the general election. Morgan defeated Denice in the general election by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 30: Incumbent Antonio Giarrusso (R) will face Mark Weiner (D) in the general election. Giarrusso won the general election by a margin of victory of 1 percent in 2012.
  • District 72: Incumbent Linda Dill Finn (D) will face Daniel Reilly (R) in the general election. Dill Finn defeated Reilly in the general election by a margin of victory of 1 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive

  • District 31: Incumbent Doreen Costa (R) will face Julie Casimiro (D) in the general election. Costa won the general election by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 32: Incumbent Robert Craven (D) will face Sharon Gamba (R) in the general election. Craven won the general election by a margin of victory of 8 percent in 2012.
  • District 35: Incumbent Spencer Dickinson will face Kathleen Fogarty in the Democratic primary. The winner will face Lacey McGreevy (R) in the general election. Dickinson won the general election by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 39: Incumbent Larry Valencia is unopposed in the Democratic primary. He will face the winner of the Republican primary between Michael Picillo and Justin Price. Valencia won the general election by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 46: Incumbent Jeremiah O'Grady will face John J. Cullen in the Democratic primary. The winner will face Matthew Guerra in the general election. O'Grady defeated Guerra in the general election by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive, now unopposed

  • District 47: Incumbent Cale Keable is unopposed in the Democratic primary and general election. Keable won the general election by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 67: Incumbent Jan Malik is unopposed in the Democratic primary and general election. Malik won the general election by a margin of victory of 10 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of 16 incumbents will primary face competition on September 9. Five incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 54 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition. The state representatives facing primary competition include:

Retiring incumbents

Five incumbent representatives did not run for re-election, while 70 (93.3%) of the current 75 incumbents are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, five Democrats, can be found above.

Qualifications

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List of candidates

Note: Candidate lists can change frequently throughout the election season. Ballotpedia staff will be re-examining the list on a monthly basis for any changes. This list was last examined on July 1, 2014. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you are aware of a candidate we've missed or one incorrectly listed, please send an email to: Tyler King.

District 1

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 2

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 3

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Thomas Palangio- Incumbent Palangio was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 4

Note: Incumbent Gordon Fox (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Independent Independent candidates:
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District 5

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • John DeSimone- Incumbent DeSimone was first elected to the chamber in 1992.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 6

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Raymond Hull- Incumbent Hull was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 7

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 8

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • John Lombardi- Incumbent Lombardi was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 9

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
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District 10

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 11

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 12

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 13

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • John Carnevale- Incumbent Carnevale was first elected to the chamber in 2008.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 14

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Charlene Lima- Incumbent Lima was first elected to the chamber in 1992.
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District 15

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 16

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
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District 17

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Robert Jacquard- Incumbent Jacquard was first elected to the chamber in 1992.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 18

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Arthur Handy- Incumbent Handy was first elected to the chamber in 2002.
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District 19

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Joseph McNamara- Incumbent McNamara was first elected to the chamber in 1994.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 20

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • David Bennett- Incumbent Bennett was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 21

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Eileen Naughton- Incumbent Naughton was first elected to the chamber in 1992.
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District 22

Note: Incumbent Frank Ferri (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
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District 23

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 24

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • Joseph Trillo- Incumbent Trillo was first elected to the chamber in 2000.
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District 25

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Jared Nunes- Incumbent Nunes was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 26

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • Patricia Morgan- Incumbent Morgan was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
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District 27

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Patricia Serpa- Incumbent Serpa was first elected to the chamber in 2006.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 28

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Scott Guthrie- Incumbent Guthrie was first elected to the chamber in 2008.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
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District 29

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Lisa Tomasso- Incumbent Tomasso was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
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District 30

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
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District 31

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • Doreen Costa- Incumbent Costa was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
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District 32

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Robert Craven- Incumbent Craven was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
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District 33

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 34

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Teresa Tanzi- Incumbent Tanzi was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
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District 35

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
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District 36

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Donna Walsh- Incumbent Walsh was first elected to the chamber in 2006.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Independent Independent candidates:
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District 37

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Samuel Azzinaro- Incumbent Azzinaro was first elected to the chamber in 2008.
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District 38

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Brian Kennedy- Incumbent Kennedy was first elected to the chamber in 1988.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 39

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Larry Valencia- Incumbent Valencia was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
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District 40

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
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District 41

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Michael Marcello- Incumbent Marcello was first elected to the chamber in 2008.
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District 42

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Stephen Ucci- Incumbent Ucci was first elected to the chamber in 2004.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 43

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Independent Independent candidates:
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District 44

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
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District 45

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 46

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
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District 47

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Cale Keable- Incumbent Keable was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 48

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • Brian Newberry- Incumbent Newberry was first elected to the chamber in 2008.
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District 49

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Michael Morin- Incumbent Morin was first elected to the chamber in a special election on February 25, 2014.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 50

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Stephen Casey- Incumbent Casey was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Independent Independent candidates:
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District 51

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Robert Phillips- Incumbent Phillips was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 52

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 53

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Thomas Winfield- Incumbent Winfield was first elected to the chamber in 1992.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
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District 54

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • William O'Brien- Incumbent O'Brien was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 55

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Arthur Corvese- Incumbent Corvese was first elected to the chamber in 1998.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 56

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Independent Independent candidates:
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District 57

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 58

Note: Incumbent William San Bento, Jr. (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Independent Independent candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 59

Note: Incumbent J. Patrick O'Neill (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 60

Note: Incumbent Elaine Coderre (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 61

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 62

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Independent Independent candidates:
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District 63

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Independent Independent candidates:
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District 64

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Helio Melo- Incumbent Melo was first elected to the chamber in 2004.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
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District 65

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Gregg Amore- Incumbent Amore was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 66

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Joy Hearn- Incumbent Hearn was first elected to the chamber in 2008.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Independent Independent candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 67

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Jan Malik- Incumbent Malik was first elected to the chamber in 1996.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 68

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 69

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 70

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • John Edwards- Incumbent Edwards was first elected to the chamber in 2008.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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District 71

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Dennis Canario- Incumbent Canario was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
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District 72

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Linda Dill Finn- Incumbent Dill Finn was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
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District 73

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Marvin Abney- Incumbent Abney was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 74

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Deborah Ruggiero- Incumbent Ruggiero was first elected to the chamber in 2008.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 75

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
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