|Rhode Island Senate District 12|
|2009 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 4, 2008|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Bridgeport|
|Birthday||April 20, 1961|
|Place of birth||Bridgeport, CT|
DiPalma worked for Raytheon from 1983 to the present in the following positions: Engineer from 1983 to 1996, Engineering Sector Manager from 1996 to 2000, Systems Engineering Department Manager from 1999 to 2000, Southwest Engineering Department Manager from 2000 to 2003, Southwest Engineering Director from 2003 to 2007, and Techincal Director from 2007 to the present.
DiPalma earned his BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Bridgeport in 1983. He went on to receive his MS in Computer Science from Brown University in 1989.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, DiPalma served on the following committees:
|Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Finance, First Vice Chairman|
|• Education, Secretary|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, DiPalma served on these committees:
|Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Government Oversight|
2009-2010In the 2009-2010 legislative session, DiPalma served on these committees:
|Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2009|
|Rhode Island State Senate, District 12, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Louis DiPalma Incumbent||98.3%||9,203|
DiPalma was re-elected in District 12. He faced no opposition the November 2 general election. He was unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. 
|Rhode Island State Senate, District 12|
|Louis DiPalma (D)||6603|
|Rhode Island State Senate, District 12 (2008)|
|Louis DiPalma (D)||6,558|
|June Gibbs (R)||5,955|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, DiPalma received $12,810 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Rhode Island State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Louis DiPalma's campaign in 2010|
|Rhode Island Laborers||$500|
|Cranston Fire Fighters Local 1363||$400|
|Professional & Technical Engineers Local 400||$400|
|National Education Association Rhode Island||$300|
|Paiva-Weed, M Teresa||$250|
|Total Raised in 2010||$12,810|
DiPalma raised $13,087 during the 2008 election cycle.
His top contributor is listed below.
|NPT Democratic City Committee||$1,000|
DiPalma and his wife Margaret have two children.
- Louis DiPalma's personal website
- Sen. DiPalma's Rhode Island Senate website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008
- Candidates in Upcoming Elections "Rhode Island Secretary of State," Accessed July 5, 2012
- Unofficial results for Rhode Island state senate Democratic District 12 primary, 9/14/2010
- 2008 election results, Rhode Island Senate
- Rhode Island Senate spending, 2008
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- 2008 Campaign contributors to Louis DiPalma
|Rhode Island State Senate District 12
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