The Green Papers: Off Year Election 2001

Copyright Rhode Island
Governor:1(Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
2000 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
2002 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
1990 Census: 1,003,464(0.40% of 248,765,170)
2000 Census: 1,049,662(0.37% of 281,998,273)
Registered Voters (Nov 98):629,786
Estimated Voting age population (Jan 98):751,000 
Tuesday, November 6, 2001 Polls Close: 9 PM EST (0200 UTC)
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Governor  Term limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, Current Governors  

 Republican  Governor Lincoln C. Almond
First elected: 1994; re-elected: 1998
Chair up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

14 April 2001: Governor Lincoln Almond is considering running in 2002 for the House seat currently held by Patrick Kennedy. (The current Governor is affected by a term limit and CANNOT run in the next election for Governor).

Senate  6-year term, Current Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1Republican  Senator Lincoln D. Chafee
Appointed by Governor Lincoln C. Almond (Republican) on 2 November 1999, to fill vacancy caused by the death of Senator John H. Chafee (Republican): 24 October 1999; elected to first full term 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 7, 2006.

Class 2Democrat  Senator John F. "Jack" Reed
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

House of Representatives  2 year term, Current House  
Partisan Composition: 2 Democrats

CD 1Democrat  Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.
 CandidateDemocrat  (pending)
9 June 2001: Michael Battles, 31, of Newport has filed papers with the FEC.
 CandidateRepublican  (pending)
Possible candidates: David Rogers, Governor Lincoln Almond, Human Servides Director Christine Ferguson.

CD 2Democrat  Congressman James R. Langevin
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

Congressional District

Rhode Island has 5 Counties and 2 Congressional Districts; 4 counties are wholly within a congressional and only one county is split between the two congressional districts.

  • CD # 1: Bristol and Newport Counties in their entirety plus the Towns or Cities of Burrillville, Central Falls, Cumberland, East Providence, Lincoln, North Providence, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, Smithfield and Woonsocket in Providence County.
  • CD # 2: Kent and Washington Counties in their entirety plus the Towns or Cities of Cranston, Foster, Glocester, Johnston and Scituate in Providence County.

The City of Providence (part of Providence County) is divided between CDs 1 and 2.