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Abel G. Collins

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Abel G. Collins
Candidate for
U.S. House, Rhode Island, District 2
Bachelor'sBrown University
Place of birthMatunuck, Rhode Island
ProfessionNon-profit Environmentalist
Campaign website
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Abel G. Collins was a 2012 Independent candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Rhode Island.[1]


Abel Collins grew up on a farm in Matunuck. He attended schools in the South Kingstown school district and later attended Brown University, where he graduated in 2000 with a Bachelors degree in Political Science. Collins then did a variety of jobs before settling at the Sierra Club, where he is the current Rhode Island chapter program manager.[2]



Campaign themes

According to Abel Collins' website, his 2012 campaign themes included:

  • Financial system; "The goal... is to return the financial industry to the economic utility that it should rightly be and bring to an end the destructive casino it has become."
  • Green Works; "Let’s create communities where it’s easy to walk and bike to the nearest commuter rail station or transit stop. In this way, we can build safer, healthier and more sustainable cities and towns that save our household budgets on growing transportation costs."
  • Women's Rights; "I want women to have the right to choose what happens to their bodies, and I want them to have the knowledge that our society supports motherhood, that there will be a home, food, health care, transportation, and a safe supportive community in which to raise happy healthy children."[3]



See also: Rhode Island's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Collins ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Rhode Island's 2nd District. Collins lost to incumbent Rep. James R. Langevin on November 6, 2012.[4]

U.S. House, Rhode Island District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames R. Langevin Incumbent 55.7% 124,067
     Republican Michael G. Riley 35.1% 78,189
     Independent Abel G. Collins 9.1% 20,212
     Write-In N/A 0.1% 192
Total Votes 222,660
Source: Rhode Island Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

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