Walter Felag

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Walter Felag
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Rhode Island Senate District 10
Incumbent
In office
1999 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 15
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$14,947.34/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sProvidence College
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 15, 1954
Place of birthFall River, MA
ProfessionSenior Computer Software Engineer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Walter S. Felag, Jr. (b. February 15, 1954) is a Democratic member of the Rhode Island State Senate, representing District 10. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998.

Felag served on the Warren Town Council from 1978 to 1999. From 1986 to 1999, he also served as the Town Council President.

Biography

Felag earned his B.A. in Math from Providence College in 1976. His professional experience includes working as a Senior Computer Software Engineer for Anteon Corporation.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2013
Special Legislation and Veterans' Affairs, Chairman
Finance, Second Vice Chairman

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Felag served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Felag served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Rhode Island State Senate will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 25, 2014. Incumbent Walter Felag is unopposed in the Democratic primary.[2]

2012

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2012

Felag won re-election in District 10. He was unopposed in both the Democratic primary on September 11 and the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWalter Felag Incumbent 98.5% 9,602
     Other Write-in 1.5% 145
Total Votes 9,747

2010

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2010

Felag was re-elected to District 10 in 2010. He was unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Republican Virginia Butterworth in the November 2 general election.[6][7]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 10
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Walter Felag (D) 6126
Virginia Butterworth (R) 3150

2008

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Felag was re-elected to District 10 in the Rhode Island State Senate. Felag had no challenger in either the primary or the general election.[8]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Walter Felag is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Walter Felag raised a total of $104,446 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 25, 2013.[9]

Walter Felag's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Rhode Island State Senate, District 10 Won $29,455
2010 Rhode Island State Senate, District 10 Won $11,753
2008 Rhode Island State Senate, District 10 Won $13,087
2006 Rhode Island State Senate, District 10 Won $14,024
2004 Rhode Island State Senate, District 10 Won $30,447
2002 Rhode Island State Senate, District 10 Won $2,380
2000 Rhode Island State Senate, District 46 Won $1,400
1998 Rhode Island State Senate, District 46 Won $1,900
Grand Total Raised $104,446

2012

Walter Felag won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Walter Felag raised a total of $29,455.
Rhode Island State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Walter Felag's campaign in 2012
Hinckley Allen & Snyder$800
Rhode Island Laborers$600
Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West$600
Coca-Cola$525
Fede, Frank$500
Total Raised in 2012$29,455
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Walter Felag won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Walter Felag raised a total of $11,753.

2008

Walter Felag won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Walter Felag raised a total of $13,087.

2006

Walter Felag won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Walter Felag raised a total of $14,024.

2004

Walter Felag won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Walter Felag raised a total of $30,447.

2002

Walter Felag won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Walter Felag raised a total of $2,380.

2000

Walter Felag won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Walter Felag raised a total of $1,400.

1998

Walter Felag won election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, Walter Felag raised a total of $1,900.

Personal

Felag and his wife, Elaine, have two 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, Felag was among the top 25 lawmakers who sponsored the most in grant funding, obtaining $26,750 for community organizations.[10]

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