Rhode Island state executive official elections, 2014

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Five state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Rhode Island.

Rhode Island is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Unaffiliated voters may vote in a party's primary, but they will then be considered affiliated with that party. In order to disaffiliate, they must file a "Change of Party Designation" form.[1]

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Rhode Island:

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Governor Lincoln Chafee
Lincoln Chafee.jpg
2011 No[2]
Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts
Elizabeth Roberts.jpg
2007 Ineligible due to term limits
Secretary of State Ralph Mollis
A Ralph Mollis.jpg
2007 Ineligible due to term limits
Attorney General Peter Kilmartin
Peter Kilmartin.jpg
2011 Yes
General Treasurer Gina Raimondo
Gina Raimondo.jpg
2011 Running for Governor




Lieutenant Governor


Attorney General

Secretary of State



  • Democratic Party Terry Hassett - Providence City Councilor[29]
  • Democratic Party Ed Pacheco - Former state representative and state Democratic Party chairman[30][31]

Down Ballot

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
General Treasurer Gina Raimondo
Gina Raimondo.jpg
2011 Running for Governor

Deadline Event
June 25 Filing deadline
September 9 Primary election
November 4 General election

See also

Rhode Island


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  2. ABC News, "RI Gov. Lincoln Chafee Won't Run for 2nd Term," September 4, 2013
  3. The Associated Press, "RI Gov. Chafee open to running for 2nd term as Dem," December 14, 2012
  4. Public Policy Polling, "Chafee unpopular; Rhode Island voters support gay marriage," January 31, 2013
  5. Rhode Island Public Radio, "Angel Taveras hires top Washington, D.C. firm to plan governor race," March 22, 2013
  6. GoLocalProv, "The Scoop: Giroux to Run for Gov, RI Tea Party Talks Obamacare," October 4, 2013
  7. GoLocalProv, "Clay Pell Looks To Run For Governor in 2014," October 15, 2013
  8. GoLocal Providence, "Cranston Mayor Allan Fung: 13 To Watch in RI in 2013," January 1, 2013
  9. 9.0 9.1 WPRI TV, "Fung, Robitaille, Block may run for gov against Dems, Chafee," August 7, 2012
  10. WPRI, "Ken Block to run for governor in '14," May 21, 2013
  11. Thomas Davis for Governor of RI, "About," January 28, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 Rhode Island Secretary of State, "Candidates," accessed June 27, 2014
  13. Governing Politics, "2013-2014 Governor's Races: Who's Vulnerable?," December 11, 2012
  14. governor-in-2014/ WPRI "Let the games begin – Almonte files to run for governor in 2014," accessed May 15, 2012
  15. WPRI, "Ernie Almonte abandons campaign for governor to run for RI treasurer," May 16, 2013
  16. Rhode Island Public Radio, "Avedisian Says He's Not Considering Gov's Office Following Chafee's Stunner," September 5, 2013
  17. WPRI, "Republican Robitaille eyeing 2014 governor's race," August 5, 2013
  18. Boston.com, "Robitaille says no plans to run for RI governor," October 18, 2013
  19. Rhode Island Public Radio, "McKee Organizes in Race for Lieutenant Governor," July 25, 2013
  20. Rhode Island Public Radio, "Mollis Intends to Run For Lieutenant Governor in 2014," July 29, 2013
  21. Ferri Lt Governor, "Home," accessed June 19, 2014
  22. WPRI, "Warwick's Avedisian may run for lieutenant governor in '14," July 12, 2013
  23. Rhode Island Public Radio, "Catherine Taylor Joins Race for Lieutenant Governor," June 10, 2014
  24. Libertarian Party of Rhode Island, "2014 Candidates," accessed June 19, 2014
  25. Rhode Island Public Radio, "Josh Miller Decides Against 2014 Run for Lieutenant Governor," July 22, 2013
  26. North Kingston Patch, "Hodgson Considers Running For AG," September 26, 2013
  27. WPRI, "Democrat de Ramel to run for Secretary of State in 2014," January 24, 2013
  28. Providence Journal, "Nellie Gorbea resigning post at HousingWorks RI to run for secretary of state," July 25, 2013
  29. Rhode Island Public Radio, "Hassett Throws Support in Secretary of State Race to Pacheco," May 23, 2013
  30. WPRI, "Former Rep. Ed Pacheco running for secretary of state," April 22, 2013
  31. Providence Journal, "Democrat Edwin Pacheco drops out of race for R.I. secretary of state," October 12, 2013