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Stuart Gitlow
Candidate for
Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 49
Elections and appointments
Last electionJanuary 14, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Stuart Gitlow was a 2014 special election Democratic candidate for District 49 of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. Although listed on the official candidate list, Gitlow did not appear on the primary election ballot.[1] He ran unsuccessfully for the same seat in 2012.


Gitlow earned his B.S. from MIT, his M.D. from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, his M.S. in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh and his M.B.A. from the University of Rhode Island. His professional experience includes working as a physician specializing in addiction medicine and psychiatry, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Acting President and Chairman of the Board of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Executive Committee member of the American Medical Association's Council on Science and Public Health and working for Apple Computer and America Online. He served in the Providence unit of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary as Flotilla Commander. In 2011, he was appointed to the National Staff of the Auxiliary as the Division Chief of Creative Services within the Public Affairs Directorate.

Gitlow serves as an Adjunct Instructor in Psychiatry at Dartmouth. He has clinical practices in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts. Gitlow successfully raised $12.5M to launch the Annenberg Physician Training Program in Addictive Disease in 2004. The program focuses on studying education of medical students to demonstrate approaches that are effective in raising interest in the treatment of addiction. Gitlow has participated as a Delegate within the American Medical Association's House of Delegates, the Association's policy making group, since 1999.



See also: Rhode Island state legislative special elections, 2014

Michael Morin defeated Douglas Brown and Mark Chenot in the January 21 Democratic primary. Morin defeated write-in candidates in the special election, which took place on February 25.[1][2][3][4]

The seat was vacant following Lisa Baldelli-Hunt's (D) election as Mayor of Woonsocket.[5]

A special election for the position of Rhode Island House of Representatives District 49 was called for February 25, with a primary on January 21. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 13, 2013.[6]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 49 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Morin 52.1% 373
Douglas Brown 46.6% 334
Mark Chenot 1.3% 9
Total Votes 716


See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2012

Gitlow ran in District 49 and was defeated in the Democratic primary on September 11 by incumbent Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and Michael Morin.[7][8] Dr. Gitlow was endorsed by the Rhode Island National Organization of Women.

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 49 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLisa Baldelli-Hunt Incumbent 63.8% 727
Michael Morin 29.3% 334
Stuart Gitlow 6.8% 78
Total Votes 1,139


See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gitlow ran for election to the 49th District seat in 2010. He was defeated by the incumbent Lisa Baldelli-Hunt in the primary election.


Gitlow and his wife, Heather, have one son.

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