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| [[Edith Ajello]]
 
| [[Edith Ajello]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Providence, Rhode Island|Providence]]
 
 
|1992
 
|1992
 
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|[[Christopher Blazejewski]]  
 
|[[Christopher Blazejewski]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:East Providence, Rhode Island|East Providence]]
 
 
|2011
 
|2011
 
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|[[Thomas Palangio]]  
 
|[[Thomas Palangio]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Providence, Rhode Island|Providence]]
 
 
|2013
 
|2013
 
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|[[Gordon Fox]]  
 
|[[Gordon Fox]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Providence, Rhode Island|Providence]]
 
 
|1992
 
|1992
 
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|[[John DeSimone]]  
 
|[[John DeSimone]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Providence, Rhode Island|Providence]]
 
 
|1992
 
|1992
 
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|[[Raymond Hull]]  
 
|[[Raymond Hull]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Providence, Rhode Island|Providence]]
 
 
|2011
 
|2011
 
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|[[Maria Cimini]]  
 
|[[Maria Cimini]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Providence, Rhode Island|Providence]]
 
 
|2011
 
|2011
 
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|[[John Lombardi]]  
 
|[[John Lombardi]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Providence, Rhode Island|Providence]]
 
 
|2013
 
|2013
 
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|[[Anastasia Williams]]  
 
|[[Anastasia Williams]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Providence, Rhode Island|Providence]]
 
 
|1993
 
|1993
 
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|[[Scott Slater]]  
 
|[[Scott Slater]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Providence, Rhode Island|Providence]]
 
 
|2009
 
|2009
 
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|[[Grace Diaz]]  
 
|[[Grace Diaz]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Providence, Rhode Island|Providence]]
 
 
|2005
 
|2005
 
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|[[Joseph Almeida]]  
 
|[[Joseph Almeida]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Providence, Rhode Island|Providence]]
 
 
|2013
 
|2013
 
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|[[John Carnevale]]  
 
|[[John Carnevale]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Providence, Rhode Island|Providence]]
 
 
|2009
 
|2009
 
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|[[Charlene Lima]]  
 
|[[Charlene Lima]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Cranston, Rhode Island|Cranston]]
 
 
|1993
 
|1993
 
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|[[Nicholas Mattiello]]  
 
|[[Nicholas Mattiello]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Cranston, Rhode Island|Cranston]]
 
 
|2007
 
|2007
 
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|[[Peter Palumbo]]  
 
|[[Peter Palumbo]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Cranston, Rhode Island|Cranston]]
 
 
|1995
 
|1995
 
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|[[Robert Jacquard]]  
 
|[[Robert Jacquard]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Cranston, Rhode Island|Cranston]]
 
 
|1993
 
|1993
 
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|[[Arthur Handy]]  
 
|[[Arthur Handy]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Cranston, Rhode Island|Cranston]]
 
 
|2003
 
|2003
 
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|[[Joseph McNamara]]  
 
|[[Joseph McNamara]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Warwick, Rhode Island|Warwick]]
 
 
|1995
 
|1995
 
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|[[David Bennett]]  
 
|[[David Bennett]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Warwick, Rhode Island|Warwick]]
 
 
|2011
 
|2011
 
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|[[Eileen Naughton]]  
 
|[[Eileen Naughton]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Warwick, Rhode Island|Warwick]]
 
 
|1993
 
|1993
 
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|[[Frank Ferri]]  
 
|[[Frank Ferri]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Warwick, Rhode Island|Warwick]]
 
 
|2007
 
|2007
 
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|[[K. Joseph Shekarchi]]  
 
|[[K. Joseph Shekarchi]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Warwick, Rhode Island|Warwick]]
 
 
|2013
 
|2013
 
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|[[Joseph Trillo]]  
 
|[[Joseph Trillo]]  
 
|{{Red dot}}  
 
|{{Red dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Warwick, Rhode Island|Warwick]]
 
 
|2001
 
|2001
 
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|[[Jared Nunes]]  
 
|[[Jared Nunes]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:West Warwick, Rhode Island|West Warwick]]
 
 
|2011
 
|2011
 
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|[[Patricia Morgan]]
 
|[[Patricia Morgan]]
 
|{{Red dot}}  
 
|{{Red dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Warwick, Rhode Island|Warwick]]
 
 
|2011
 
|2011
 
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|[[Patricia Serpa]]  
 
|[[Patricia Serpa]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
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|[[sunshinereview:West Warwick, Rhode Island|West Warwick]]
 
 
|2007
 
|2007
 
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|[[Scott Guthrie]]  
 
|[[Scott Guthrie]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Coventry, Rhode Island|Coventry]]
 
 
|2009
 
|2009
 
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|[[Lisa Tomasso]]  
 
|[[Lisa Tomasso]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Coventry, Rhode Island|Coventry]]
 
 
|2011
 
|2011
 
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|[[Antonio Giarrusso]]
 
|[[Antonio Giarrusso]]
 
|{{Red dot}}  
 
|{{Red dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:East Greenwich, Rhode Island|East Greenwich]]
 
 
|2013
 
|2013
 
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|[[Doreen Costa]]  
 
|[[Doreen Costa]]  
 
|{{Red dot}}  
 
|{{Red dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:North Kingstown, Rhode Island|North Kingstown]]
 
 
|2011
 
|2011
 
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|[[Robert Craven]]  
 
|[[Robert Craven]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:North Kingstown, Rhode Island|North Kingstown]]
 
 
|2013
 
|2013
 
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|[[Donald Lally, Jr.]]  
 
|[[Donald Lally, Jr.]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Narragansett, Rhode Island|Narragansett]]
 
 
|1989
 
|1989
 
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|[[Teresa Tanzi]]  
 
|[[Teresa Tanzi]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Narragansett, Rhode Island|Narragansett]]
 
 
|2011
 
|2011
 
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|[[Spencer Dickinson]]  
 
|[[Spencer Dickinson]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:South Kingstown, Rhode Island|South Kingstown]]
 
 
|2011
 
|2011
 
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|[[Donna Walsh]]  
 
|[[Donna Walsh]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:South Kingstown, Rhode Island|South Kingstown]]
 
 
|2007
 
|2007
 
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|[[Samuel Azzinaro]]  
 
|[[Samuel Azzinaro]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Westerly, Rhode Island|Westerly]]
 
 
|2009
 
|2009
 
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|[[Brian Kennedy]]  
 
|[[Brian Kennedy]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Hopkinton, Rhode Island|Hopkinton]]
 
 
|1989
 
|1989
 
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|[[Larry Valencia]]  
 
|[[Larry Valencia]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Exeter, Rhode Island|Exeter]]
 
 
|2011
 
|2011
 
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|[[Michael Chippendale]]  
 
|[[Michael Chippendale]]  
 
|{{Red dot}}  
 
|{{Red dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Coventry, Rhode Island|Coventry]]
 
 
|2011
 
|2011
 
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|[[Michael Marcello]]  
 
|[[Michael Marcello]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Scituate, Rhode Island|Scituate]]
 
 
|2009
 
|2009
 
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|[[Stephen Ucci]]  
 
|[[Stephen Ucci]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Johnston, Rhode Island|Johnston]]
 
 
|2005
 
|2005
 
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|[[Deborah Fellela]]  
 
|[[Deborah Fellela]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Johnston, Rhode Island|Johnston]]
 
 
|2007
 
|2007
 
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|[[Gregory Costantino]]  
 
|[[Gregory Costantino]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Lincoln, Rhode Island|Lincoln]]
 
 
|2013
 
|2013
 
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|[[Mia Ackerman]]  
 
|[[Mia Ackerman]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Lincoln, Rhode Island|Lincoln]]
 
 
|2013
 
|2013
 
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|[[Jeremiah O'Grady]]  
 
|[[Jeremiah O'Grady]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Lincoln, Rhode Island|Lincoln]]
 
 
|2011
 
|2011
 
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|[[Cale Keable]]  
 
|[[Cale Keable]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Burrillville, Rhode Island|Burrillville]]
 
 
|2011
 
|2011
 
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|[[Brian Newberry]]  
 
|[[Brian Newberry]]  
 
|{{Red dot}}  
 
|{{Red dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:North Smithfield, Rhode Island|North Smithfield]]
 
 
|2009
 
|2009
 
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|[[Lisa Baldelli-Hunt]]  
 
|[[Lisa Baldelli-Hunt]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Woonsocket, Rhode Island|Woonsocket]]
 
 
|2007
 
|2007
 
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|[[Stephen Casey]]  
 
|[[Stephen Casey]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Woonsocket, Rhode Island|Woonsocket]]
 
 
|2013
 
|2013
 
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|[[Robert Phillips]]  
 
|[[Robert Phillips]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Woonsocket, Rhode Island|Woonsocket]]
 
 
|2011
 
|2011
 
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|[[Karen Macbeth]]  
 
|[[Karen Macbeth]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Cumberland, Rhode Island|Cumberland]]
 
 
|2009
 
|2009
 
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|[[Thomas Winfield]]  
 
|[[Thomas Winfield]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Smithfield, Rhode Island|Smithfield]]
 
 
|1993
 
|1993
 
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|[[William O'Brien (Rhode Island)|William O'Brien]]  
 
|[[William O'Brien (Rhode Island)|William O'Brien]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:North Providence, Rhode Island|North Providence]]
 
 
|2013
 
|2013
 
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|[[Arthur Corvese]]  
 
|[[Arthur Corvese]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:North Providence, Rhode Island|North Providence]]
 
 
|1999
 
|1999
 
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|[[Agostinho Silva]]  
 
|[[Agostinho Silva]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Central Falls, Rhode Island|Central Falls]]
 
 
|2007
 
|2007
 
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|[[James McLaughlin]]  
 
|[[James McLaughlin]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Cumberland, Rhode Island|Cumberland]]
 
 
|2011
 
|2011
 
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|[[William San Bento, Jr.]]  
 
|[[William San Bento, Jr.]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Pawtucket, Rhode Island|Pawtucket]]
 
 
|1993
 
|1993
 
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|[[J. Patrick O'Neill]]  
 
|[[J. Patrick O'Neill]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Pawtucket, Rhode Island|Pawtucket]]
 
 
|2005
 
|2005
 
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|[[Elaine Coderre]]  
 
|[[Elaine Coderre]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Pawtucket, Rhode Island|Pawtucket]]
 
 
|1985
 
|1985
 
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|[[Raymond Johnston Jr.]]  
 
|[[Raymond Johnston Jr.]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Pawtucket, Rhode Island|Pawtucket]]
 
 
|2011
 
|2011
 
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|[[Mary Messier]]  
 
|[[Mary Messier]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:East Providence, Rhode Island|East Providence]]
 
 
|2009
 
|2009
 
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|[[Katherine Kazarian]]  
 
|[[Katherine Kazarian]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:East Providence, Rhode Island|East Providence]]
 
 
|2013
 
|2013
 
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|[[Helio Melo]]  
 
|[[Helio Melo]]  
|{{Blue dot}}  
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|[[sunshinereview:East Providence, Rhode Island|East Providence]]
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|2005
 
|2005
 
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|[[Gregg Amore]]  
 
|[[Gregg Amore]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:East Providence, Rhode Island|East Providence]]
 
 
|2013
 
|2013
 
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|[[Joy Hearn]]  
 
|[[Joy Hearn]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Barrington, Rhode Island|Barrington]]
 
 
|2009
 
|2009
 
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|[[Jan Malik]]  
 
|[[Jan Malik]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Warren, Rhode Island|Warren]]
 
 
|1997
 
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|[[Kenneth Marshall]]  
 
|[[Kenneth Marshall]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Bristol, Rhode Island|Bristol]]
 
 
|2013
 
|2013
 
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|[[Raymond Gallison, Jr.]]  
 
|[[Raymond Gallison, Jr.]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Bristol, Rhode Island|Bristol]]
 
 
|2001
 
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|[[John Edwards, Rhode Island Representative|John Edwards]]  
 
|[[John Edwards, Rhode Island Representative|John Edwards]]  
 
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|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Tiverton, Rhode Island|Tiverton]]
 
 
|2009
 
|2009
 
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|[[Dennis Canario]]  
 
|[[Dennis Canario]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Tiverton, Rhode Island|Tiverton]]
 
 
|2013
 
|2013
 
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|[[Linda Dill Finn]]  
 
|[[Linda Dill Finn]]  
 
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|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Portsmouth, Rhode Island|Portsmouth]]
 
 
|2013
 
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|[[Marvin Abney]]  
 
|[[Marvin Abney]]  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
 
|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Newport, Rhode Island|Newport]]
 
 
|2013
 
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|[[Deborah Ruggiero]]  
 
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|{{Blue dot}}  
|[[sunshinereview:Middletown, Rhode Island|Middletown]]
 
 
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|[[Peter Martin]]
 
|[[Peter Martin]]
 
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|[[sunshinereview:Newport, Rhode Island|Newport]]
 
 
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Rhode Island House of Representatives

Seal of Rhode Island.svg.png
General Information
Type:   Lower house
Term limits:   None
2014 session start:   January 1, 2013
Website:   Official House Page
Leadership
House Speaker:  Gordon Fox, (D)
Majority Leader:   Nicholas Mattiello, (D)
Minority leader:   Brian Newberry, (R)
Structure
Members:  75
   Democratic Party (69)
Republican Party (6)
Length of term:   2 years
Authority:   Article VI, Rhode Island Constitution
Salary:   $14,185.95/year
Elections
Last Election:  November 6, 2012 (75 seats)
Next election:  November 4, 2014 (75 seats)
Redistricting:  Legislature redraws boundaries
The Rhode Island House of Representatives is the lower house of the Rhode Island State Legislature. 75 members make-up the lower chamber of the Rhode Island General Assembly and meets at the State Capitol in Providence. Each member represents an average of 14,034 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[1] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 13,978 residents.[2] The House meets on the first Thursday in January.

As of December 2014, Rhode Island is one of 14 Democratic state government trifectas.

Sessions

Article VI of the Rhode Island Constitution establishes when the Rhode Island General Assembly, of which the House of Representatives is a part, is to be in session. Section 3 of Article states that the General Assembly is to convene its regular session on the first Tuesday of January in each year.

2013

See also: Dates of 2013 state legislative sessions

In 2013, the General Assembly was in session from January 1 through July 5.

Major issues

Major issues in the 2013 legislative session included a budget deficit estimated at $69 million, legalization of same-sex marriage, gun control, and economic development.[3]

2012

See also: Dates of 2012 state legislative sessions

In 2012, the House was in session from January 3 through June 13.

Major issues

The legislature had to address a $120 million budget deficit. Legislators wanted to cut spending to close the gap while Governor Lincoln Chafee (I) pushed for a tax raise. Major issues also included reducing municipal pension costs and reducing regulations to spur economic growth.[4]

2011

See also: Dates of 2011 state legislative sessions

In 2011, the House was in session from January 4 - July 1. The legislature is in recess until October, when a special session is planned to tackle the cost of public-employee pensions. [5]

2010

See also: Dates of 2010 state legislative sessions

In 2010, the House was in session from January 5 to June 11.[6]

Ethics and transparency

Open States Transparency

See also: Open States' Legislative Data Report Card

The Sunlight Foundation released an "Open Legislative Data Report Card" in March 2013. Rhode Island was given a grade of D in the report. The report card evaluated how adequate, complete and accessible legislative data is to the general public. A total of 10 states received an A -- Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Kansas, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington.[7]

Elections

2012

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Rhode Island House of Representatives will be held in Rhode Island on November 6, 2012. All 75 seats were up for election.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was June 27, 2012. The primary election day will be September 11, 2012.[8]

The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6 general election.

2010

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2010

Elections for the office of Rhode Island's House of Representatives were held in Rhode Island on November 2, 2010.

The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was May 28, 2010. The primary election day was September 14, 2010.


In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $2,454,588 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [9]

Qualifications

Article III of the Rhode Island Constitution describes the requirements to hold office.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures
How Vacancies are filled in State Legislatures
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If there is a vacancy in the House, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. The Secretary of State must call for an election to be held anywhere from 70 to 90 days after the vacancy occurred. No election can be held if the vacancy happens after the first Monday in February during an election year[10]. The person elected to fill the seat serves for the remainder of the unfilled term[11].

Redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Rhode Island

The General Assembly is responsible for legislative redistricting, with the Governor holding veto power. In June 2011, the Assembly passed a law establishing a redistricting commission of 18 members -- 12 legislators and six members of the general public -- that would make recommendations to the Assembly, who would then pass new maps as regular legislation.

2010 census

Rhode Island received its census data on March 23, 2011. The state had a very low growth rate of 0.4 percent; the five counties ranged from -3.0 to 2.8 percent. As far as the most populous cities, Providence grew by 2.5 percent, Warwick decreased by 3.7 percent, Cranston grew by 1.4 percent, Pawtucket decreased by 2.5 percent, and East Providence decreased by 3.4 percent.[12]

On February 1, 2012, the Senate and House passed a proposal that the commission had released and approved in December 2011. Republican were upset over what they saw as gerrymandering in House District 47 working to the benefit of incumbent Cale Keable (D). Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I) signed the maps into law on February 8, 2012. A Republican lawsuit followed on March 8.

Representatives

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Rhode Island Legislature are paid $14,185.95/year during legislative sessions. Legislators receive no per diem.[13]

Pension

Rhode Island does not provide pensions for legislators who took office after 1994.[14]

When sworn in

See also: When state legislators assume office after a general election

Rhode Island legislators assume office the first Tuesday in January.

Partisan composition

See also: Partisan composition of state houses
Party As of December 2014
     Democratic Party 69
     Republican Party 6
Total 75

The chart below shows the partisan composition of the Rhode Island State House of Representatives from 1992-2013.
Partisan composition of the Rhode Island State House.PNG

Leadership

The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the body.[15]

Current leadership

Current Leadership, Rhode Island House of Representatives
Office Representative Party
State Speaker of the House Gordon Fox Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Majority Leader Nicholas Mattiello Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Minority Leader Brian Newberry Ends.png Republican

Current members

Current members, Rhode Island House of Representatives
District Representative Party Assumed office
1 Edith Ajello Electiondot.png Democratic 1992
2 Christopher Blazejewski Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
3 Thomas Palangio Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
4 Gordon Fox Electiondot.png Democratic 1992
5 John DeSimone Electiondot.png Democratic 1992
6 Raymond Hull Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
7 Maria Cimini Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
8 John Lombardi Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
9 Anastasia Williams Electiondot.png Democratic 1993
10 Scott Slater Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
11 Grace Diaz Electiondot.png Democratic 2005
12 Joseph Almeida Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
13 John Carnevale Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
14 Charlene Lima Electiondot.png Democratic 1993
15 Nicholas Mattiello Electiondot.png Democratic 2007
16 Peter Palumbo Electiondot.png Democratic 1995
17 Robert Jacquard Electiondot.png Democratic 1993
18 Arthur Handy Electiondot.png Democratic 2003
19 Joseph McNamara Electiondot.png Democratic 1995
20 David Bennett Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
21 Eileen Naughton Electiondot.png Democratic 1993
22 Frank Ferri Electiondot.png Democratic 2007
23 K. Joseph Shekarchi Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
24 Joseph Trillo Ends.png Republican 2001
25 Jared Nunes Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
26 Patricia Morgan Ends.png Republican 2011
27 Patricia Serpa Electiondot.png Democratic 2007
28 Scott Guthrie Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
29 Lisa Tomasso Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
30 Antonio Giarrusso Ends.png Republican 2013
31 Doreen Costa Ends.png Republican 2011
32 Robert Craven Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
33 Donald Lally, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic 1989
34 Teresa Tanzi Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
35 Spencer Dickinson Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
36 Donna Walsh Electiondot.png Democratic 2007
37 Samuel Azzinaro Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
38 Brian Kennedy Electiondot.png Democratic 1989
39 Larry Valencia Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
40 Michael Chippendale Ends.png Republican 2011
41 Michael Marcello Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
42 Stephen Ucci Electiondot.png Democratic 2005
43 Deborah Fellela Electiondot.png Democratic 2007
44 Gregory Costantino Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
45 Mia Ackerman Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
46 Jeremiah O'Grady Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
47 Cale Keable Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
48 Brian Newberry Ends.png Republican 2009
49 Lisa Baldelli-Hunt Electiondot.png Democratic 2007
50 Stephen Casey Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
51 Robert Phillips Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
52 Karen Macbeth Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
53 Thomas Winfield Electiondot.png Democratic 1993
54 William O'Brien Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
55 Arthur Corvese Electiondot.png Democratic 1999
56 Agostinho Silva Electiondot.png Democratic 2007
57 James McLaughlin Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
58 William San Bento, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic 1993
59 J. Patrick O'Neill Electiondot.png Democratic 2005
60 Elaine Coderre Electiondot.png Democratic 1985
61 Raymond Johnston Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
62 Mary Messier Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
63 Katherine Kazarian Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
64 Helio Melo Electiondot.png Democratic 2005
65 Gregg Amore Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
66 Joy Hearn Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
67 Jan Malik Electiondot.png Democratic 1997
68 Kenneth Marshall Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
69 Raymond Gallison, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic 2001
70 John Edwards Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
71 Dennis Canario Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
72 Linda Dill Finn Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
73 Marvin Abney Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
74 Deborah Ruggiero Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
75 Peter Martin Electiondot.png Democratic 2009

Standing committees

The Rhode Island House has 11 standing committees:

History

Partisan balance 1992-2013

Who Runs the States Project
See also: Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States and Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, Rhode Island’’
Partisan breakdown of the Rhode Island legislature from 1992-2013

During every year from 1992-2013, the Democratic Party was the majority in the Rhode Island State House of Representatives. The Rhode Island House of Representatives is one of 18 state Houses that was Democratic for more than 80 percent of the years between 1992-2013.

Across the country, there were 577 Democratic and 483 Republican State Houses of Representatives from 1992 to 2013.

Over the course of the 22-year study, state governments became increasingly more partisan. At the outset of the study period (1992), 18 of the 49 states with partisan legislatures had single-party trifectas and 31 states had divided governments. In 2013, only 13 states have divided governments, while single-party trifectas held sway in 36 states, the most in the 22 years studied.

The chart below shows the partisan composition of the Office of the Governor of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island State Senate and the Rhode Island House of Representatives from 1992-2013. Partisan composition of Rhode Island state government(1992-2013).PNG

External links

References