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Rhode Island: 2006 Elections
Edited on Tue Sep-12-06 11:09 PM by Eugene


Rhode Island

2006 Elections: Governor, US Senator, Other Statewide Offices, US House, State Senate, State House, Ballot initiatives/Referendums

This page was edited by: Daylin Byak, Eugene, Lexingtonian

State Politics At-A-Glance


Population (2000 Census): 1,048,319
Electoral Votes: 4

:bluebox: 2004 Presidential: Kerry (D) 59.6%, Bush (R) 39%
:bluebox: 2000 Presidential: Gore (D) 61%, Bush (R) 31%, Nader (I) 8%
:bluebox: 1996 Presidential: Clinton (D) 59.7%, Dole (R) 27%, Perot (I) 11%

:redbox: Governor: Don Carcieri (R) Elected: 2002 (Next Election: 2006)
:bluebox: Senior US Senator: Jack Reed (D) Elected: 1996, 2002 (Next Election: 2008)
:redbox: Junior US Senator: Lincoln Chaffee (R) Elected: 2000 (Next Election: 2006)
:bluebox: US House (2 seats): D-2, R-0
:bluebox: State Senate (38 seats): D-33, R-5
:bluebox: State House (75 seats): D-59, R-16

Election Information


Primary Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election: August 12, 2006
State/Local Primary Date: September 12, 2006

General Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for General Election: October 07, 2006
General Election Date (all states): November 07, 2006

State Office in charge of Elections
Rhode Island Board of Elections
50 Branch Avenue
Providence, RI 02904-2790
Phone: (401) 222-2345
Fax: (401) 222-3135
http://www.elections.state.ri.us

State Democratic Party
Democratic Party of Rhode Island
249 Roosevelt Avenue
Suite 201
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: (401) 721-9900
http://www.ridemocrats.org

State Republican Party
Rhode Island Republican Party
413 Knight Street
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: (401) 732-8282
Email: contact@RIGOP.org
http://www.rigop.org

Governor's Race 2006


Candidates

Charlie Fogarty (D)
Lieutenant Governor
Campaign Website: http://www.charliefogarty.com

Donald Carcieri (R) Incumbent
Governor
Campaign Website: http://www.carcieriforgovernor.com

US Senate Race 2006


Sheldon Whitehouse (D)
Former Attorney General
Campaign Website: http://www.whitehouseforsenate.com

Lincoln Chafee (R) Incumbent
US Senator
Campaign Website: http://www.chafeeforsenate.com

Other Statewide Races 2006


Lieutenant Governor

Elizabeth Roberts (D)
State Senator
Campaign Website: http://www.elizabethroberts.org

Reggie Centracchio (R)
Retired State Adjutant General
Campaign Website: http://www.reggiecentracchio.com

Robert Healey Jr. (I)
Attorney and Former Warren School Board Chair
Campaign Website: http://www.votehealey.com

Secretary of State

Ralph Mollis (D)
North Providence Mayor
Campaign Website: http://www.mollis2006.com

Sue Stenhouse (R)
Warwick City Councilwoman and Gubernatorial Aide
Campaign Website: http://www.stenhouse2006.com

Attorney General

Patrick Lynch (D) Incumbent
Attorney General
Campaign Website: http://www.patricklynch2006.com

Bill Harsch (R)
Attorney and Former State Environmental Management Director
Campaign Website: http://www.billharsch.com

General Treasurer

Frank Caprio (D)
State Senator
Campaign Website: http://www.frankcaprio.com

Andrew Lyon (R)
Bank Executive
Campaign Website: http://www.votelyonforri.com

US House of Representatives Races 2006


US House Districts: 2

Key Races: None

Candidates, by Congressional District

RI-01
Patrick Kennedy (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://www.kennedyforri.com
Jonathan Scott (R), Campaign Website: http://www.jonscottforcongress.com
Kenneth Capalbo (I), Campaign Website: ?

RI-02
James Langevin (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://www.jimlangevin.com
Rod Driver (I), Campaign Website: http://www.roddriver.com

State Senate Races 2006


State Senate Districts: 38

Seats at stake in 2006: 38

Key Races: ?

State House Races 2006


State House Districts: 75

Seats at stake in 2006: 75

Key Races: ?

Ballot initiatives/Referendums


Full Text of State Questions (pdf)

:graybox: Question 1
   AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE (RESORT CASINO IN WEST WARWICK TO BE PRIVATELY
   OWNED AND OPERATED BY A RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS ENTITY ESTABLISHED BY THE NARRAGANSETT
   INDIAN TRIBE AND ITS CHOSEN PARTNER)
   (Section 1 of Article XIV of the Constitution)
   Approval of the amendment to the Rhode Island Constitution set forth below will authorize
   a resort casino in the Town of West Warwick, to be privately owned and privately operated
   in association with the Narragansett Indian Tribe, with tax proceeds from the casino being
   dedicated to property-tax relief.
   Full Text (pdf)

:graybox: Question 2
   AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE (ELECTIONS - RESTORATION OF VOTING RIGHTS)
   (Section 1 of Article XIV of the Constitution)
   Approval of the amendment to the Rhode Island Constitution set forth below will provide
   that no person who is incarcerated in a correctional facility upon a felony conviction
   shall be permitted to vote until such person is discharged from the facility, at which
   point that person's right to vote shall be restored.

:graybox: Question 3 - AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE (BUDGET RESERVE ACCOUNT)
   (Section 1 of Article XIV of the Constitution)
   Approval of the amendment to Section 16 of Article IX of the Rhode Island Constitution
   set forth below will increase the funding and restore the viability of the budget reserve
   account, also known as "the rainy day fund", by limiting the amount of estimated revenues
   that can be appropriated, increasing the cap on the reserve account, and limiting the use
   of capital funds to capital projects.

:graybox: Question 4 - HIGHER EDUCATION BONDS $72,790,000
   (Chapter 246 - Public Laws 2006)
   Approval of this question will allow for the State of Rhode Island to issue general
   obligation bonds, refunding bonds, and temporary notes in an amount not to exceed
   $65,000,000 for the construction of a new college of pharmacy building at the University
   of Rhode Island and $7,790,000 for renovations to the former Department of Children, Youth
   and Families facilities at Rhode Island College.

:graybox: Question 5 - TRANSPORTATION BONDS $88,500,000
   (Chapter 246 - Public Laws 2006)
   Approval of this question will allow for the State of Rhode Island to issue general
   obligation bonds, refunding bonds, and temporary notes in an amount not to exceed
   $80,000,000 to match federal funds, provide direct funding for improvements to the state's
   highways, roads and bridges; $7,000,000 to provide funding for commuter rail, and
   $1,500,000 to purchase and/or rehabilitate buses for the Rhode Island Public Transit
   Authority's bus fleet.

:graybox: Question 6 - ROGER WILLIAMS PARK ZOO BONDS $11,000,000
   (Chapter 246 - Public Laws 2006)
   Approval of this question will allow for the State of Rhode Island to issue general
   obligation bonds, refunding bonds, and temporary notes in an amount not to exceed
   $11,000,000 for improvements to the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence.

:graybox: Question 7 - FORT ADAMS STATE PARK RECREATION AND RESTORATION BONDS $4,000,000
   (Chapter 246 - Public Laws 2006)
   Approval of this question will allow for the State of Rhode Island to issue general
   obligation bonds, refunding bonds, and temporary notes in an amount not to exceed
   $4,000,000 for improvements to the Fort Adams State Park in Newport.

:graybox: Question 8 - DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT BONDS $3,000,000
   (Chapter 246 - Public Laws 2006)
   Approval of this question will allow for the State of Rhode Island to issue general
   obligation bonds, refunding bonds, and temporary notes in an amount not to exceed
   $3,000,000 for the Local Recreation Development Program.

:graybox: Question 9 - AFFORDABLE HOUSING BONDS $50,000,000
   (Chapter 246 - Public Laws 2006)
   Approval of this question will allow for the State of Rhode Island to issue general
   obligation bonds, refunding bonds, and temporary notes in an amount not to exceed
   $50,000,000 for affordable housing.

Links


Blogs
Democratic Underground Rhode Island Forum
LeftyBlogs.com Rhode Island
Brian Hull.net
Brown College Democrats
Kevin's Marginalia
Kmareka.com
Newport 9
Rhode Island's Future

Demographic Links
U.S. Census Bureau Rhode Island Quick Facts

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