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Peter Kilmartin
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Attorney General of Rhode Island
In office
January 4, 2011 - Present
Term ends
Years in position 4
PredecessorPatrick Lynch (D)
Majority Whip
Rhode Island House of Representatives
Base salary$115,610
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$973,322
Term limits2 consecutive terms
Prior offices
Rhode Island House of Representatives
High schoolTolman High School
Bachelor'sRoger Williams University (1987)
J.D.Roger Williams School of Law (1988)
Date of birthFebruary 18, 1962
Place of birthProvidence, Rhode Island
ProfessionAttorney, Police officer (retired)
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Campaign website
Peter F. Kilmartin (born February 18, 1962, in Providence, Rhode Island) is the 73rd and current Attorney General of Rhode Island. A Democrat, he was elected on November 2, 2010 with 43.1 percent of the vote. Republican challenger Erik B. Wallin took 29 percent, while nearly 30 percent went to third party candidates.[1] The seat was open as Patrick Lynch was term-limited.

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.[2]

Kilmartin intends to seek re-election in 2014.[3]

Kilmartin previously served as a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives from 1990-2011, including a stint as House Majority Whip.[4] 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.[5]


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.[4]


  • 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)[4]

Political career

Rhode Island Attorney General (2011-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. [6] He won the 2010 election and assumed office in January 2011.[4]

Rhode Island House of Representatives (1990-2011)

Kilmartin served in the Rhode Island House of Representatives from 1990 to 2011.

Committee assignments

While a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, Kilmartin served on the following committees:



See also: Rhode Island attorney general election, 2014

Kilmartin indicated in February 2013 his intention to run for re-election as Rhode Island Attorney General in 2014.[7] The general election took place November 4, 2014.


See also: Rhode Island Attorney General election, 2010

Kilmartin was elected as Rhode Island Attorney General on November 2, 2010.

2010 Race for Attorney General - Democratic Primary [8]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Peter Kilmartin 39.9%
     Democratic Party Stephen R. Archambault 33.3%
     Democratic Party Joseph M. Fernandez 26.7%
Total Votes 94,851
2010 Race for Attorney General - General Election [9]
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

Campaign donors

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.[10]

Peter Kilmartin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 RI Attorney General Not up for election $119,028
2010 RI Attorney General Won $716,174
2008 RI House of Representatives Won $56,085
2006 RI House of Representatives Won $42,425
2004 RI House of Representatives Won $36,085
2002 RI House of Representatives Won $1,300
2000 RI House of Representatives Won $450
1998 RI House of Representatives Won $700
1996 RI House of Representatives Won $800
1994 RI House of Representatives Won $275
Grand Total Raised $973,322


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Kilmartin has a wife, Kristine. He serves in many roles aside from his professional duties, including:[12]

  • 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

See also

Contact Information

Rhode Island

Capitol Address:
Office of Attorney General
150 South Main Street
Providence, RI 02903

Phone: (401) 274-4400

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph LaMountain
Rhode Island House of Representatives - District 61
Succeeded by
Raymond Johnston Jr. (D)
Preceded by
Patrick Lynch (D)
Rhode Island Attorney General
Succeeded by