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Rhode Island Republican Party

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rhode Island Republican Party
ChairpersonBrandon S. Bell
executive directorRobert A. Paquin, III [1]
House Minority LeaderBlake Filippi
Senate Minority LeaderDennis Algiere
Headquarters1800 Post Rd., Suite 17-I
Warwick, Rhode Island 02886
Fiscal conservatism
Social conservatism
National affiliationRepublican Party
ColorsRed (unofficial)
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Seats in the U.S. House
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Statewide Executive Offices
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Seats in the State House
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The Rhode Island Republican Party is the affiliate of the United States Republican Party in Rhode Island.

Party officials

  • The Republican Party of Rhode Island
    • Chairman: Brandon S. Bell
    • 1st Vice Chair: Gina M. Catalano
    • 2nd Vice Chair: Dave Talan
    • Secretary: William Ricci
    • Treasurer: Dave Shephard
    • National Committeeman: Steve Frias
    • National Committeewoman: Lee Ann Sennick

Elected officials

Members of Congress

U.S. Senate

  • None

Both of Rhode Island's U.S. Senate seats have been held by Democrats since 2006. Lincoln Chafee was the last Republican to represent Rhode Island in the U.S. Senate. First elected in 2000, Chafee lost his bid for a second term in 2006 to Sheldon Whitehouse who has held the seat since.

U.S. House of Representatives

  • None

Both of Rhode Island's congressional districts have been held by Democrats since 1994. The last Republican to represent Rhode Island in the House of Representatives was Ronald Machtley. First elected in 1988, Machtley opted not to run for re-election in 1994, instead unsuccessfully running for the Republican nomination for Governor. Kevin Vigilante ran as the Republican nominee in the 1994 election and was subsequently defeated by Democratic challenger Patrick J. Kennedy.

Statewide offices

  • None

Rhode Island has not elected any GOP candidates to statewide office since 2006, when Donald Carcieri was re-elected as governor. In 2010, term limits prevented Carcieri from seeking a third term. Businessman John Robitaille ran as the Republican nominee in the 2010 election and was subsequently defeated by Independent challenger Lincoln Chafee.



  • Cranston
  • Warwick
  • Lincoln
    • T. Joseph Almond, Town Administrator
  • Town Councils
    • 58 out of 182 possible seats - 32%
  • School Board Committee Members
    • 22 out of 64 possible seats - 34%
  • Town Executives
    • 10 out of 25 possible seats - 40%

2014 Rhode Island GOP-endorsed candidates

  • Governor
    • Allan Fung, endorsed RIGOP candidate[6]
  • Lieutenant Governor
    • Catherine Taylor
  • Secretary of State
    • John M. Carlevale
  • Attorney General
    • Dawson Hodgson
  • U.S. Senate
    • Mark Zaccaria[7]
  • U.S. Congressional District 1
    • Cormick Lynch
  • U.S. Congressional District 2
    • Rhue Reis


  1. ^ Marcelo, Philip. "R.I. GOP taps Paquin as new executive director".
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-12-18. Retrieved 2011-12-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-12-17. Retrieved 2011-12-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Allan Fung for Governor – Join Allan's Campaign for Rhode Island Governor!".
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  6. ^
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-09. Retrieved 2014-08-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links

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