The Green Papers: Rhode Island 2021 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2020 Census:1,098,163 (0.35% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:4(0.74% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
2010 Census:1,055,247 (0.34% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:4(0.74% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
Capital:Providence
 

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Rhode Island State and Local Government


There is no primary when fewer than 2 candidates from a political party qualify for the ballot.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 117th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Sheldon Whitehouse, II
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Sheldon Whitehouse, II
FEC S6RI00221

Class 2 Democratic Senator  John F. "Jack" Reed
Previously served in the U.S. House: First elected: 1990, re-elected: 1992, 1994. First elected to the U.S. Senate: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008, 2014, 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Daniel J. "Dan" McKee
2 March 2021: Ascended to the office of Governor [re: Governor Gina Raimondo confirmed as Secretary of Commerce in the Biden Administration]
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     former Secretary of State Matthew A. "Matt" Brown
First elected: 2002. Ran for but withdrew from the Class 1 Senate Seat: 2006.
for Lieutenant Governor: Cynthia Mendes
  Candidate Democratic     Secretary of State  Nellie M. Gorbea
24 May 2021: Candidate for Governor in 202
  Candidate Democratic     General Treasurer  Seth Magaziner
13 September 2021: "Tomorrow, Seth Magaziner will formally announce his candidacy for Rhode Island Governor...."
  Candidate Democratic     Luis Daniel Muñoz
  
Governor Gina Marie Raimondo (Democratic), who was first elected in 2014 and re-elected in 2018, was nominated on 7 January 2021 to be Secretary of Commerce in Biden Administration. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 84-15, on 2 March 2021.
2 March 2021: Lieutenant Governor Daniel J. "Dan" McKee ascends to the Governor's Chair and sworn.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Cynthia Mendes
Matt Brown's running mate.
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Aaron Regunberg
 
2 March 2021: Lieutenant Governor Daniel J. "Dan" McKee (Democratic), who was first elected in 2014 and re-elected in 2018, ascended to the Governor's Chair following Governor Gina Raimondo's confirmation as Secretary of Commerce in the Biden Administration.
31 March 2021: Governor Dan McKee (Democratic) nominates Providence City Council President Sabina Matos (Democratic) as Lieutenant Governor. The state Senate must confirm the appointment.
9 April 2021: Sabina Matos resigns from the Providence City Council effective 13 April.
13 April 2021: Providence City Council President Sabina Matos is confirmed as Lieutenant Governor by the state Senate, 34-0.
14 April 2021: Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos is sworn.

117th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (2 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 1 Democratic Member of Congress  David N. Cicilline
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  David N. Cicilline
FEC H0RI01073; 30 Jun 21; Tot $941,590; Dsb $218,336
  Candidate Republican     Allen R. Waters
FEC H2RI01202; 30 Jun 21; Tot $18,451; Dsb $9,143
  Candidate Republican     Frederick "Fred" Wysocki
FEC H8RI01092; 30 Jun 21; Tot $161; Dsb $316

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Member of Congress  James R. "Jim" Langevin
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  James R. "Jim" Langevin
FEC H0RI02139; 30 Jun 21; Tot $229,045; Dsb $86,153
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Robbert B. "Bob" Lancia
FEC H0RI02287; 30 Jun 21; Tot $22,458; Dsb $8,609

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Democratic Secretary of State  Nellie M. Gorbea
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Secretary of State is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Seat - 24 May 2021: Candidate for Governor in 2022.
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative Gregg M. Amore

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Democratic Attorney General  Peter F. Neronha
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Attorney General is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Charles "Chas" Calenda

General Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic General Treasurer  Seth Magaziner
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Chair - 13 September 2021: "Tomorrow, Seth Magaziner will formally announce his candidacy for Rhode Island Governor...."
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 9 incumbents, 10 candidates
  Republican: 4 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Moderate
  Right to Life
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  Office of the Secretary of State
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  The State of Rhode Island General Assembly
Democratic
  Democratic Party of Rhode Island
Republican
  Rhode Island Republicans
  Rhode Island Republicans
Third Party
  Constitution Party of Rhode Island
  Green Party of Rhode Island
  Green Party of Rhode Island
  Justice Party of Rhode Island
  Libertarian Party of Rhode Island
  Moderate Party of Rhode Island
  Rhode Island Right to Life
Media & others
  Anchor Rising
  College Hill Independent - Brown / RISD - Providence
  East Bay Newspapers
  Inside Politics - Darrell West, Brown University, Providence
  Politics1.com - Rhode Island
  Providence Business News
  Providence Daily Dose
  Rhode Island Public Radio - NPR - Providence
  Rhode Island's Future
  RICentral - Wakefield
  The Pawtucket Times
  The Providence Journal
  The Valley Breeze - Cumberland
  The Westerly Sun
  Warren Times Gazette
  Warwick Beacon
  WHJJ-920 AM (talk radio)-Providence
  WJAR TV - NBC - Providence
  WLNE TV - ABC - Providence
  Woonsocket Call
  WPRI TV - FOX - East Providence
  WPRO AM - Citadel - East Providence

 


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