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|Attorney General of Rhode Island|
|January 4, 2011 - Present|
|Years in position||4|
|Predecessor||Patrick Lynch (D)|
Rhode Island House of Representatives
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||2 consecutive terms|
|Rhode Island House of Representatives|
|High school||Tolman High School|
|Bachelor's||Roger Williams University (1987)|
|J.D.||Roger Williams School of Law (1988)|
|Date of birth||February 18, 1962|
|Place of birth||Providence, Rhode Island|
|Profession||Attorney, Police officer (retired)|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Political career
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Recent news
- 6 Personal
- 7 See also
- 8 Contact Information
- 9 External links
- 10 References
As attorney general, Kilmartin has sought the legislature's approval on a number of bills, including legislation to expand the state's gun laws and protect mortgage holders. Investigations overseen by his office include scandals involving 38 Studios and Dan Doyle's Institute for International Sport.
Kilmartin intends to seek re-election in 2014.
Kilmartin previously served as a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives from 1990-2010, including a stint as House Majority Whip. His accomplishments during his time in office include passing laws to protect children from predators, create a witness protection program, end texting while driving, and force mortgage companies to pay property taxes.
For 24 years Kilmartin was a member of the Pawtucket Police Department, starting as an officer on patrol, working his way up to becoming the officer in charge of prosecutions and retiring as a Captain.
- Bachelor's degree, Roger Williams University (1987)
- Associate of Science degree, Roger Williams University (1987)
- Juris Doctorate degree, Roger Williams University School of Law (1988)
Rhode Island Attorney General (2010-present)
On February 24, 2010, he announced his candidacy for the statewide office of attorney general, the seat being vacated by Patrick Lynch, who was barred by state term-limit laws from running for a third consecutive term in office.  He won the 2010 election and assumed office in January 2011.
Rhode Island House of Representatives (1990-2010)
Kilmartin served in the Rhode Island House of Representatives from 1990 to 2010.
While a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, Kilmartin served on the following committees:
- Corporations Committee, Rhode Island House of Representatives
- Labor Committee, Rhode Island House of Representatives
- Port Facilities Study Commission, Co-Chair
- Rules Committee, Rhode Island House of Representatives
Kilmartin was elected as Rhode Island Attorney General on November 2, 2010.
|2010 Race for Attorney General - Democratic Primary |
|Democratic Party||Peter Kilmartin||39.9%|
|Democratic Party||Stephen R. Archambault||33.3%|
|Democratic Party||Joseph M. Fernandez||26.7%|
|2010 Race for Attorney General - General Election |
|Democratic Party||Peter Kilmartin||43.1%|
|Republican Party||Erik B. Wallin||29.0%|
|Moderate Party||Christopher H. Little||14.4%|
Comprehensive donor information for Kilmartin is available dating back to 1994. Based on available campaign finance records, Kilmartin raised a total of $973,322 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 11, 2013.
Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Peter Kilmartin's donors each year. Click [show] for more information.
|Peter Kilmartin's Campaign Contributions|
State House of Representatives-District 61
Attorney General of Rhode Island
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||Unopposed||$119,806 (Republican)|
|Top 5 contributors||James Botvin||$1,000||Public Fund||$264,281|
|Jane L Costanza||$1,000||Peter F Kilmartin||$26,430|
|Alfred Carpionato||$1,000||Amalgamated Transit Union||$3,200|
|Christopher Gasbarro||$1,000||Mary D Kilmartin||$3,000|
|Charles Sumner Fradin||$700||Cox Communications||$3,000|
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Kilmartin has a wife, Kristine. He serves in many roles aside from his professional duties, including:
- Member, Knights of Columbus
- Board of Incorporators, The Memorial Hospital
- Board of Directors, Pawtucket Armory Associates
- Trustee, Pawtucket Boys and Girls Club
- Member, Pawtucket Elks
- Member, Pawtucket Jaycees
- Member, Pawtucket Police Association
- Member, Rhode Island Police Officers Emerald Society
- Member, Save the Bay
- Member, Smithsonian Associates
- Attorney General of Rhode Island
- Governor of Rhode Island
- Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island
- Rhode Island Secretary of State
Office of Attorney General
150 South Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 274-4400
- Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General
- Peter Kilmartin for Attorney General Campaign website
- Peter Kilmartin's Facebook profile
- Campaign contributions: 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012
- Project Vote Smart - Peter Kilmartin biography
- State of Rhode Island Election Results, " 2010 general election – Attorney General," accessed July 18, 2013
- WPRI, "Newsmakers 5/17: Attorney General Peter Kilmartin," May 23, 2013
- WPRI, "Kilmartin intends to run for re-election," February 28, 2013
- Rhode Island Attorney Generals Office "About" Accessed November 3, 2012
- Peter Kilmartin campaign website, " About," accessed July 18, 2013
- The Providence Journal "Kilmartin enters race for Rhode Island attorney general" 24 Feb. 2010
- OnPolitix, "Kilmartin intends to run for re-election," February 20, 2013
- Rhode Island State Board of Elections - 2010 Primary Election Results
- State of Rhode Island Board of Elections - 2010 General Election Results
- Follow the Money, " Career fundraising for Peter Kilmartin," accessed May 11, 2013
- Follow the Money.org, "Home," accessed February 17, 2015
|Rhode Island House of Representatives - District 61
| Succeeded by|
Raymond Johnston Jr. (D)
Patrick Lynch (D)
|Rhode Island Attorney General
| Succeeded by|