Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2010

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Elections for the office of Rhode Island's State Senate will be 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 Rhode Island, senators serve two-year terms with no limit on consecutive terms.

See also: Rhode Island State Senate and State senate elections, 2010

Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Rhode Island in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 74 $1,785,520
2006 70 $1,987,554
2004 78 $2,028,107
2002 71 $782,693

Current partisan composition

See also: Partisan composition of state senates
Party As of September 2014
     Democratic Party 32
     Republican Party 5
     Independent 1
Total 38


Incumbency

===Unopposed incumbents===
2010 state legislative elections analyzed using a Competitiveness Index

6 incumbents (18%) face no competition in either their September 14 primary or November 2 general election and are thus, barring unforeseen circumstances, guaranteed re-election in November.

  • 5 Democratic incumbents face no November challenger.
  • 1 GOP incumbent faces no November challenger.

Primary challenges

Only 9 incumbents (27%) face competition in the September 14th primary.

Retiring incumbents

Five incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 33 incumbents (87%) are running for re-election. All 5 of the incumbents who are not running for re-election are Democrats.

Incumbents who are retiring are:

Qualifications

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

List of candidates

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District 1

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Maryellen Goodwin : 2,127 Approveda Incumbent Goodwin has represented this district since 1987.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
Independent Independent candidate:

District 2

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Juan Pichardo : 2,474 Approveda Incumbent Pichardo has represented this district since 2003.
  • Luis Pimentel : 831
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:

District 3

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Rhoda Perry : 3,852 Approveda Incumbent Perry has represented this district since 1991.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
Independent Independent candidates:

District 4

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Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Dominick Ruggerio : 2,986 Approveda Incumbent Ruggerio has represented this district since 1985.
  • Raymond De Stefanis : 1,634
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
Independent Independent candidate:

District 5

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Paul Jabour : 1,966 Approveda Incumbent Jabour has represented this district since 2007.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

District 6

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Harold Metts : 1,954 Approveda Incumbent Metts has represented this district since 2005.
  • Mario Mancebo : 813
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

District 7

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Frank Ciccone : 3,114 Approveda Incumbent Ciccone has represented this district since 2003.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
Moderate Party Moderate Party primary result:
  • Susan Deshpande (Withdrew so the primary was not held)
Independent Independent candidate:

District 8

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • James E. Doyle : 2,417 Approveda Incumbent Doyle has represented this district since 2005.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:

District 9

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Michael Pinga : 1,300 Approveda Incumbent Pinga has represented this district since 2009.
  • Peter Calci Jr. : 1,161
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
Independent Independent candidate:

District 10

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Walter Felag : 1,638 Approveda Incumbent Felag has represented this district since 1999.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:

District 11

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Charles Levesque : 1,100 Approveda Incumbent Levesque has represented this district since 2005.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:

District 12

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Louis Dipalma : 985 Approveda Incumbent Dipalma has represented this district since 2009.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

District 13

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:

District 14

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Daniel Da Ponte : 1,849 Approveda Incumbent Da Ponte has represented this district since 1999.
  • Brian Castro : 1,347
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:

District 15

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
Note: Incumbent Democrat John McBurney announced his intention to seek reelection but later decided not to file papers to do.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
Independent Independent candidate:
  • Marc Doughty (Fell 39 signatures short of the 100 required to qualify for the ballot)

District 16

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Elizabeth Crowley : 1,083 Approveda Incumbent Crowley has represented this district since 2009.
  • Daniel Issa : 884
  • Hipolito Fontes (withdrew)
  • Thomas Lazieh (Did not file petition)
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
Independent Independent candidate:
  • Brandon Brown (Did not file petition)

District 17

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
Independent Independent candidate:
  • Edward O'Neill : Incumbent O'Neill has represented this district since 2009.

District 18

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Frank Devall : 1,508 Approveda Incumbent Devall has represented this district since 2009.
  • John Rossi : 1,349
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
Independent Independent candidates:

District 19

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Ryan Pearson : 1,855 Approveda
  • John Cullen : 1,076
  • Anthony Nobrega : 1,001
Note: Incumbent Democrat Daniel Connors announced his intention to seek reelection but later decided not to file papers to do.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:

District 20

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Roger Picard : 1,722 Approveda Incumbent Picard has represented this district since 2009.
  • Roger Jalette Sr. : 841
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:

District 21

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
Independent Independent candidate:

District 22

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • John Tassoni : 1,710 Approveda Incumbent Tassoni has represented this district since 2001.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:

District 23

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Paul Fogarty : 1,761 Approveda Incumbent Fogarty has represented this district since 1999.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:

District 24

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Marc Cote : 1,486 Approveda Incumbent Cote has represented this district since 1995.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

District 25

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
Note: This Democratic primary is currently awaiting a recount, scheduled for Monday, September 20th, 2010.[2]
  • Frank Lombardo III: 1,044 Approveda
  • Giovanni Conti: 1,031
  • Louis Prata: 822
  • Milan Azar: 777
  • John Vanner: 713
  • Joseph Accetturo: 634
  • Paul Santilli: 399
  • Dennis Parrillo: 393
  • Joseph Comella: (withdrew)
  • Lois Marandola: (Did not file petitions)
Note: Incumbent Democrat Christopher Maselli is not seeking re-election in 2010.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
Independent Independent candidates:

District 26

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Beatrice Lanzi : 1,196 Approveda Incumbent Lanzi has represented this district since 2003.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:

District 27

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Hanna Gallo : 1,422 Approveda Incumbent Gallo has represented this district since 1999.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:

District 28

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Joshua Miller : 1,766 Approveda Incumbent Miller has represented this district since 2007.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
Independent Independent candidate:

District 29

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Michael McCaffrey : 1,648 Approveda Incumbent McCaffrey has represented this district since 1995.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

District 30

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • William Walaska : 1,305 Approveda Incumbent Walaska has represented this district since 1995.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:

District 31

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Erin Lynch : 1,600 Approveda Incumbent Lynch has represented this district since 2009.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

District 32

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • David Bates : 581 Approveda Incumbent Bates has represented this district since 1993.
Independent Independent candidate:
  • Girard Visconti (Did not file petitions)

District 33

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
Note: Incumbent Democrat Leonidas Raptakis is not seeking re-election in 2010.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:

District 34

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • Francis Maher : 751 Approveda Incumbent Maher has represented this district since 2009.

District 35

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
Note: Incumbent Democrat Michael Lenihan is not seeking re-election in 2010.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
Moderate Party Moderate Party primary result:
  • Jean Guliano (Withdrew so the primary was not held)

District 36

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • James Sheehan : 2,114 Approveda Incumbent Sheehan has represented this district since 2001.
  • Winters Hames III: (Did not file petitions)
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:

District 37

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • V. Susan Sosnowski : 1,788 Approveda Incumbent Sosnowski has represented this district since 1997.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
Independent Independent candidate:

District 38

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrat filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • Dennis Algiere : 450 Approveda Incumbent Algiere has represented this district since 1993.

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