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Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2002

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Elections for the office of Rhode Island State Senate consisted of a primary election on September 10, 2002 and a general election on November 5, 2002.

Qualifications

Article III of the Rhode Island Constitution describes the requirements to hold office.

Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Rhode Island in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2012 80 $1,693,685
2010 98 $2,009,724
2008 74 $1,785,520
2006 70 $1,987,554
2004 78 $2,028,107
2002 71 $782,693
2000 74 $499,599

During the 2002 election, the total contributions to the 71 Senate candidates was $782,693. The top 10 contributors were:[2]

2002 Donors, Rhode Island State Senate
Donor Amount
Sheehan, James C $28,893
Carlino, Mario G $21,302
Lanzi, Beatrice A $18,341
Blais, Leo R $17,763
Rhode Island Laborers $17,570
Levesque, Charles J $12,000
Gagnon, Paul N $11,388
Ciccone III, Frank A $10,077
Walsh, Donna M $9,261
Brien, Stella G $8,305

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • Rhoda E. Perry: 3,870 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • Leo Trevino: 252 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rhoda E. Perry: 7,040 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Leo Trevino: 1,505

District 2

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • Juan M. Pichardo: 2,222 Approveda
  • Charles D. Walton: 1,598
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • Yvon Chancy: 52 Approveda
Independent Independent candidates:
  • Pedro J. Espinal Approveda
  • Rochelle Bates Lee Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Juan M. Pichardo: 3,518 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Yvon Chancy: 265
Independent Pedro J. Espinal: 342
Independent Rochelle Bates Lee: 614

District 3

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • Frank A. Ciccone, III: 1,925 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • Brian Mayben: 42 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Frank A. Ciccone, III: 3,633 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Brian P. Mayben: 583

District 4

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • Maryellen Goodwin: 2,213 Approveda
  • Catherine E. Graziano: 1,802
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Maryellen Goodwin: 4,742 Green check mark transparent.png

District 5

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • Frank T. Caprio: 1,888 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Green Party Green Party candidate:
  • Jeff Toste Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Frank T. Caprio: 3,019 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party Jeff Toste: 879

District 6

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • Dominick J. Ruggerio: 2,780 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Independent Independent candidate:
  • Eze Aso Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dominick J. Ruggerio: 4,527 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Eze Aso: 1,232

District 7

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • John A. Celona: 3,820 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • Kevin M. Nerney: 442 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John A. Celona: 8,934 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kevin M. Nerney: 2,224

District 8

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • William V. Irons: 2,935 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party William V. Irons: 6,784 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • David E. Bates: 1,161 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Republican Party David E. Bates: 7,791 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • Walter S. Felag, Jr.: 1,254 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Walter S. Felag, Jr.: 6,634 Green check mark transparent.png

District 11

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • Mary Ann Edwards: 936
  • Charles J. Levesque: 1,034 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • Mary A. Parella: 1,018 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Charles J. Levesque: 4,568
Republican Party Mary A. Parella: 4,950 Green check mark transparent.png

District 12

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • Michael B. Forte, Jr.: 1,046 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • June N. Gibbs: 745 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael B. Forte, Jr.: 3,941
Republican Party June N. Gibbs: 5,420 Green check mark transparent.png

District 13

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • J. Clement Cicilline: 688
  • M. Teresa Paiva-Weed: 2,090 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • Janine M. Atamian: 686 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party M. Teresa Paiva-Weed: 6,337 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Janine M. Atamian: 2,191

District 14

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • Daniel DaPonte: 2,276 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Daniel DaPonte: 5,627 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • John F. McBurney, III: 1,980 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John F. McBurney, III: 4,157 Green check mark transparent.png

District 16

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • Daniel J. Issa: 1,518 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • Ernest J. Cabral: 63 Approveda
Independent Independent candidate:
  • Wilfred R. DeMeule Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Daniel J. Issa: 3,071 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ernest J. Cabral: 589
Independent Wilfred R. DeMeule: 167

District 17

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • Joseph A. Montalbano: 2,005 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph A. Montalbano: 6,030 Green check mark transparent.png

District 18

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • Michael J. Damiani: 1,856 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael J. Damiani: 6,780 Green check mark transparent.png

District 19

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • Daniel P. Connors: 2,096 Approveda
  • Paul N. Gagnon, Jr.: 1,662
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • John F. Gormly: 794 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Daniel P. Connors: 6,327 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John F. Gormly: 4,368

District 20

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • Roger Badeau: 1,710 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • Michael E. Moniz Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Roger Badeau: 5,181 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Michael E. Moniz: 1,753

District 21

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • Stella G. Brien: 1,034
  • Marc A. Cote: 1,248 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Marc A. Cote: 4,829 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • John J. Tassoni, Jr.: 1,753 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • Philip G. Hirons, Jr.: 536 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John J. Tassoni, Jr.: 6,722 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Philip G. Hirons, Jr.: 3,110

District 23

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • Paul W. Fogarty: 1,403 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • Elizabeth Tetreault: 370 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul W. Fogarty: 6,110 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Elizabeth Tetreault: 2,891

District 24

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • Salvatore Lombardi: 1,043 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • Leo R. Blais: 660 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Salvatore Lombardi: 3,746
Republican Party Leo R. Blais: 6,646 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • Gregory V. DiPaolo: 1,634
  • Joseph M. Polisena: 4,251 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph M. Polisena: 8,704 Green check mark transparent.png

District 26

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • Mario G. Carlino: 1,100
  • Thomas J. Izzo: 959
  • Beatrice A. Lanzi: 1,248 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • Peter A. Paolella: 346 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Beatrice A. Lanzi: 5,573 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Peter A. Paolella: 3,363

District 27

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • Hanna M. Gallo: 1,821 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • Christopher J. Kite: 415 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Hanna M. Gallo: 6,876 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Christopher J. Kite: 3,415

District 28

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • Elizabeth H. Roberts: 2,164 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • Charles J. Nevola: 356 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Elizabeth H. Roberts: 6,374 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Charles J. Nevola: 2,601

District 29

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • Michael J. McCaffrey: 2,025 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael J. McCaffrey: 8,100 Green check mark transparent.png

District 30

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • William A. Walaska: 1,932 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party William A. Walaska: 7,331 Green check mark transparent.png

District 31

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • John C. Revens, Jr.: 1,681 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • Edward A. Magro: 546 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John C. Revens, Jr.: 6,113 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Edward A. Magro: 3,815

District 32

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • Stephen D. Alves: 1,666 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • John J. Clarke, Jr.: 309 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Stephen D. Alves: 5,001 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John J. Clarke, Jr.: 2,967

District 33

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • Joseph P. Butler, Sr.: 530
  • Leonidas P. Raptakis: 1,475 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • Jonathan K. Farnum: 525 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Leonidas P. Raptakis: 5,639 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jonathan K. Farnum: 3,705

District 34

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • Donna M. Walsh: 998 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • Kevin A. Breene: 848 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Donna M. Walsh: 4,194
Republican Party Kevin A. Breene: 5,271 Green check mark transparent.png

District 35

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • J. Michael Lenihan: 1,399 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • William H. Gilbert: 1,158 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party J. Michael Lenihan: 6,662 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party William H. Gilbert: 3,847

District 36

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • Patrick T. McDonald: 1,288
  • James C. Sheehan: 2,485 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • Timothy P. Haxton: 1,002 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James C. Sheehan: 6,002 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Timothy P. Haxton: 5,513

District 37

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • V. Susan Sosnowski: 2,511 Approveda
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • Anna F. Prager: 668 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party V. Susan Sosnowski: 6,586 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Anna F. Prager: 3,922

District 38

Democratic Party September 10 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party September 10 GOP primary:
  • Dennis L. Algiere: 665 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Republican Party Dennis L. Algiere: 8,451 Green check mark transparent.png

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