V. Susan Sosnowski

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V. Susan Sosnowski
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Rhode Island Senate District 37
Incumbent
In office
1997 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$14,947.34/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
OtherOcean State Business Institute
Personal
BirthdayDecember 20, 1955
Place of birthWarwick, RI
ProfessionOwner, Sosnowski Farm
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
V. Susan Sosnowski (b. December 20, 1955) is a Democratic member of the Rhode Island State Senate, representing District 37. She was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

Biography

Sosnowski received her diploma from Chariho Regional High School in 1973. She went on to attend the University of Rhode Island, the Community College of Rhode Island and Ocean State Business Institute in 1980, 1980 and 1982, respectively.[1]

Sosnowski's professional experience includes working in retail sales for the Flemings Department Store from 1980 to 1984, as a sod harvester for Green Valley Turf Farm from 1984 to 1988, as a manager/supervisor for the Laurel Brook Farm from 1984 to 1990 and as the Co-owner/operator of Sosnowski Farms since 1984.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2013
Environment & Agriculture, Chair
Finance
Health & Human Services

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Rhode Island State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place September 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 25, 2014. Incumbent V. Susan Sosnowski was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2012

Sosnowski won re-election in District 37 and was unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 11. John F. Lindholm was unopposed in the Republican primary. Sosnowski defeated Lindholm in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 37, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngV. Susan Sosnowski Incumbent 69.6% 8,428
     Republican John F. Lindholm 30.3% 3,663
     Other Write-in 0.1% 17
Total Votes 12,108

2010

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2010

Sosnowski was re-elected in District 37. Sosnowski defeated independent Kevin O'Neill in the November 2 general election. She was unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary.[7][8]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 37
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png V. Susan Sosnowski (D) 5916
Kevin O'Neill (I) 5598

2008

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Sosnowski was re-elected to the 37th District Seat in the Rhode Island State Senate.[9] Sosnowski raised $11,135 for his campaign, while MacKenzie did not raise any money.[10]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 37 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png V. Susan Sosnowski (D) 9,876
Malcolm MacKenzie (I) 3,933

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for V. Susan Sosnowski is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, V. Susan Sosnowski raised a total of $138,051 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 30, 2013.[11]

V. Susan Sosnowski's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Rhode Island State Senate, District 37 Won $33,370
2010 Rhode Island State Senate, District 37 Won $30,476
2008 Rhode Island State Senate, District 37 Won $11,135
2006 Rhode Island State Senate, District 37 Won $15,923
2004 Rhode Island State Senate, District 37 Won $23,820
2002 Rhode Island State Senate, District 37 Won $12,462
2000 Rhode Island State Senate, District 6 Won $0
1998 Rhode Island State Senate, District 6 Won $6,552
1996 Rhode Island State Senate, District 6 Won $4,313
Grand Total Raised $138,051

2012

V. Susan Sosnowski won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, V. Susan Sosnowski raised a total of $33,370.
Rhode Island State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to V. Susan Sosnowski's campaign in 2012
Rhode Island Federation of Teachers$600
Rhode Island Brotherhood of Correctional Officers$600
Depasquale, Mark P$600
Rhode Island Laborers$600
Okeefe, Merlyn P$550
Total Raised in 2012$33,370
Source:Follow the Money

2010

V. Susan Sosnowski won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, V. Susan Sosnowski raised a total of $30,476.

2008

V. Susan Sosnowski won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, V. Susan Sosnowski raised a total of $11,135.

2006

V. Susan Sosnowski won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, V. Susan Sosnowski raised a total of $15,923.

2004

V. Susan Sosnowski won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, V. Susan Sosnowski raised a total of $23,820.

2002

V. Susan Sosnowski won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, V. Susan Sosnowski raised a total of $12,462.

2000

V. Susan Sosnowski won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, V. Susan Sosnowski raised a total of $0.

1998

V. Susan Sosnowski won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, V. Susan Sosnowski raised a total of $6,552.

1996

V. Susan Sosnowski won election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, V. Susan Sosnowski raised a total of $4,313.

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

Sosnowski and her husband, Michael, have four 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 have called these grants wasteful government spending and believe the money could be used to influence votes. Lawmakers in support of the grants claim 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, Sosnowski was among the top 25 lawmakers who sponsored the most in grant funding, obtaining $32,750 for community organizations.[12]

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Rhode Island State Senate District 37
1997–present
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