Erik B. Wallin

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Erik B. Wallin (born 1970) is a former state prosecutor. On November 5, 2009, he announced his candidacy for the statewide office of attorney general, the seat being vacated by Patrick Lynch, who is barred by state term limit laws from running for a third consecutive term in office. [1] Nearly a full year later, however, Wallin lost in the general election on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 to Democratic challenger Peter Kilmartin after receiving twenty-nine percent of the vote. [2]


  • Graduated from Bishop Hendricken High School (1988)
  • Bachelor's degree, Rhode Island College (1992)
  • Juris Doctorate degree, Roger Williams University School of Law (1997) cum laude

Professional experience

Upon being admitted to the Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Wallin accepted a commission to the United States Air Force (USAF) as a First Lieutenant. He graduated from Air University's Judge Advocate Staff Officer School and was immediately promoted to the rank of Captain. Following graduation, he served as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) located in Dayton, Ohio. It was also at this point in time that Wallin was named as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio. Back at WPAFB, Wallin was selected as the Area Defense Counsel, a role that carried the responsibilities of managing the Air Force Legal Services Agency location, supervising and training defense paralegals, and furnishing legal defense services to the more than 6,000 Air Force members assigned to WPAFB. He was eventually sent to Washington D.C. where he served on USAF Eastern Circuit as a Circuit Defense Counsel (CDC), based at Bolling AFB, before being honorably discharged in 2002.

Political career

After being admitted to the Bar of Rhode Island, Wallin was named as a Special Assistant to State Attorney General Patrick Lynch in 2003, where he remained for the next five years. During his tenure, he handled prosecuting bail hearings involving robbery, sexual assaults and narcotics distribution cases for the District Court Unit and breathalyzer refusal hearings at the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal. For a time, Wallin was solely responsible for all legals matters involving the Fourth Division District Court in Washington County. Following his resignation in July 2008, he opened his own private practice law firm based in Wakefield that focused primarily on criminal justice.

Campaign contributions


According to Follow the Money, Wallin has raised $75,126 in 2010 for his state attorney general campaign as of September 26, 2010. [3]

Listed below are the top five contributors:

Donor Amount
Erik Wallin, Esq. $25,050
Mr. Richard S. Humphrey, Esq. $1,600
Norma B. Willis $1,000
Mr. David Bourgue $1,000
Dr. Herbert J. Brennan Do $1,000



See also: Rhode Island Attorney General election, 2010
  • 2010 Race for Attorney General - Republican Primary
  • Erik Wallin ran unopposed in this contest
2010 Race for Attorney General - General Election [4]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Peter Kilmartin 43.1%
     Republican Party Erik B. Wallin 29.0%
     Moderate Party Christopher H. Little 14.4%
     Independent Keven McKenna 9.6%
     Independent Robert Rainville 4.0%
Total Votes 329,604


Wallin currently resides in South Kingstown, Rhode Island with his wife, Krissa, and their two sons.

Military honors

  • Air Force Achievement Medal
  • Commendation (with Oak Leaf Cluster) Medal
  • Training and Longevity Service Medal

Contact information

Rhode Island

Campaign Address:
Committee to Elect Erik Wallin for Attorney General
P.O. Box 5638
Wakefield, RI 02880

Phone: (401) 921-5001

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