Roger Picard

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Roger Picard
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Rhode Island Senate District 20
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$14,947.34/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedApril 22, 2008
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
House of Representatives
1992-2008
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Rhode Island
Master'sRhode Island College
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 26, 1957
Place of birthWoonsocket, RI
ProfessionSocial Worker
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Roger A. Picard (b. January 26, 1957) is a Democratic member of the Rhode Island State Senate, representing District 20. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Picard served in the Rhode Island House of Representatives from 1992 to 2008. During that time, he served as Deputy Majority Leader.

Biography

Picard earned his B.A. and B.S. from the University of Rhode Island in 1979 and his M.S.W. in Social Work from Rhode Island College in 1995. His professional experience includes working as social worker and for the Woonsocket Education Department.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Picard served on the following committees:

Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce, Chair
Labor

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Picard served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Picard served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2014

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. Incumbent Roger Picard was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2012

Picard won re-election in District 20. He was unopposed in both the Democratic primary on September 11 and the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Picard Incumbent 97.8% 7,727
     Other Write-in 2.2% 176
Total Votes 7,903

2010

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2010

Picard was re-elected to District 20 in 2010. Picard defeated Republican Steven Orsini in the November 2 general election. He defeated Roger Jalette, Sr. in the September 14 Democratic primary.[8][9]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 20
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Roger Picard (D) 5026
Steven Orsini (R) 2818

2008

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Picard was re-elected to the 20th District Seat in the Rhode Island State Senate. Picard had no challenger.[10]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Roger Picard is available dating back to 1994. Based on available campaign finance records, Roger Picard raised a total of $60,004 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 26, 2013.[11]

Roger Picard's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Rhode Island State Senate, District 20 Won $7,501
2010 Rhode Island State Senate, District 20 Won $15,596
2008 Rhode Island State Senate, District 20 Won $19,874
2006 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 51 Won $9,196
2004 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 51 Won $4,637
2002 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 51 Won $1,023
2000 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 66 Won $0
1998 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 66 Won $0
1996 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 66 Won $1,417
1994 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 66 Won $760
Grand Total Raised $60,004

2012

Roger Picard won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Roger Picard raised a total of $7,501.
Rhode Island State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Roger Picard's campaign in 2012
Rhode Island Association of Realtors$700
Baldelli, Rocco$500
Independent Insurance Agents of Rhode Island$500
Coventry Teachers Alliance$500
Rhode Island Troopers Association$250
Total Raised in 2012$7,501
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Roger Picard won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Roger Picard raised a total of $15,596.

2008

Roger Picard won election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Roger Picard raised a total of $19,874.

2006

Roger Picard won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Roger Picard raised a total of $9,196.

2004

Roger Picard won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Roger Picard raised a total of $4,637.

2002

Roger Picard won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Roger Picard raised a total of $1,023.

2000

Roger Picard won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Roger Picard raised a total of $0.

1998

Roger Picard won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Roger Picard raised a total of $0.

1996

Roger Picard won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Roger Picard raised a total of $1,417.

1994

Roger Picard won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 1994. During that election cycle, Roger Picard raised a total of $760.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 1 to July 5. In 2014, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 7 to June 23.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills related to civil liberties.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes on government reform.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills deemed to have an effect on free-market, small-government, or constitutional principles.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.

2011-2012

In 2011, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 4 to July 1. In 2012, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 3 to June 13.

  • Legislators were scored based on 14 pieces of legislation, ranging from matters on clean water, to state energy policies.
  • Legislators were scored based on votes on government reform.
  • Legislators were scored based on their votes on bills deemed to have an effect on free-market, small-government, or constitutional principles.

Personal

Picard and his wife, Diane, have three children.[1]

In the news

Grants to nonprofit organizations

In 2012, Rhode Island lawmakers issued $1.9 million in legislative grants to nonprofit organizations. These grants were awarded on a nonpartisan basis by House Speaker Gordon Fox and Senate President Teresa Paiva-Weed and were chosen based on the merits of the organizations' applications and requests by individual lawmakers. Though the Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled that the legislature has the authority to create grants as part of the budget, some critics called these grants wasteful government spending and believe the money could be used to influence votes. Lawmakers in support of the grants claimed that they go to community organizations that are struggling to fill fundraising gaps or make up for a lack of resources that may no longer be available at the municipal level. According to an August 2013 report in Go Local Prov News, Picard was among the top 25 lawmakers who sponsored the most in grant funding, obtaining $27,500 for community organizations.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Rhode Island State Senate District 20
2009–present
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