2018 Rhode Island elections

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A general election was held in the U.S. state of Rhode Island on November 6, 2018. The party primaries for the election occurred on September 12, 2018. All of Rhode Island's executive officers went up for election as well as Rhode Island's Class I U.S. Senate seat and both of Rhode Island's two seats in the United States House of Representatives.

Governor[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Governor Gina Raimondo sought re-election to a second term and won, defeating Republican Allan Fung in a rematch.[1]

Results[edit]

Rhode Island gubernatorial election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gina Raimondo (incumbent) 198,122 52.6 +11.9%
Republican Allan Fung 139,932 37.2 +1.0%
Moderate Bill Gilbert 10,155 2.7 +2.7%
Compassion Anne Armstrong 4,191 1.1 +1.1%
Independent Luis-Daniel Munoz 6,223 1.7 +1.7%
Independent Joe Trillo 16,532 4.4 +4.4%
Independent Write-In 1,246 0.3 +0.1%
Majority 198,122 52.6 +11.9%
Turnout 376,401 100

Lieutenant Governor[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island Daniel McKee sought and won re-election to a second term.

Democratic primary[edit]

The two had a debate on WPRI on September 7, 2018.[4]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Daniel McKee (incumbent) 57,632 51.1
Democratic Aaron Regunberg 55,230 48.9
Total votes 112,862 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

  • Paul Pence,[6] Senior Specialist in Quality Management systems and Food Safety at Toray Plastics

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Paul E. Pence 25,276 100.0
Total votes 25,276 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Rhode Island lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Daniel McKee (incumbent)
Republican Paul Pence
Moderate Joel Hellmann
Independent Ross McCurdy
Independent Jonathan Riccitelli
Independent Zachary Ward
Total votes

Attorney General[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is term-limited and cannot run for re-election to a third term in office.

Democratic primary[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results [5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter F. Neronha 91,273 100.0
Total votes 91,273 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Rhode Island Attorney General election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter Neronha
Compassion Alan Gordon
Total votes

Secretary of State[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea is eligible to run for re-election to a second term.

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results [5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nellie M. Gorbea (incumbent) 95,103 100.0
Total votes 95,103 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pat V. Cortellessa 24,965 100.0
Total votes 24,965 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Rhode Island Attorney General election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nellie Gorbea (incumbent)
Republican Pat Cortellessa
Total votes

General Treasurer[edit]

Incumbent Democratic General Treasurer Seth Magaziner is eligible to run for re-election to a second term.[8]

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results [5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Seth Magaziner (incumbent) 93,967 100.0
Total votes 93,967 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Declared
  • Michael Riley,[9] investment advisor

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael G. Riley 25,583 100.0
Total votes 25,583 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Rhode Island Attorney General election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Seth Magaziner (incumbent)
Republican Michael Riley
Total votes

United States Senate[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is eligible to run for re-election to a third term.

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Rhode Island, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Sheldon Whitehouse (incumbent)
Republican Robert Flanders
Independent Ray McKay
Majority
Turnout

United States House of Representatives[edit]

Both of Rhode Island's two seats in the United States House of Representatives will be up for election in 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 General Election: Governor". State of Rhode Island Election Results: Board of Elections. Rhode Island Board of Elections. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  2. ^ Donnis, Ian. "McKee Announces Re-Election Campaign For RI Lieutenant Governor". RI Public Radio. Retrieved 2017-11-09.
  3. ^ Tempera, Jacqueline. "Rep. Regunberg announces run for lieutenant governor". providencejournal.com. Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  4. ^ WPRI (2018-09-07), Newsmakers Campaign 2018 Debate: RI Lt. Governor Primary (D), retrieved 2018-09-09
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "2018 Statewide Primary". State of Rhode Island Board of Elections. Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  6. ^ Reynolds, Mark. "Warwick's Paul Pence announces GOP bid for R.I. lieutenant governor". Providence Journal. Retrieved 2017-11-09.
  7. ^ Gregg, Katherine. "Former U.S. Attorney Neronha announces for attorney general". Providence Journal. Retrieved 2017-11-09.
  8. ^ ChrisS. "GoLocalProv | Politics | Magaziner Launches Re-Election Campaign for General Treasurer". GoLocalProv. Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  9. ^ Gregg, Katherine. "GOP's Michael Riley announces run for state treasurer". providencejournal.com. Retrieved 2018-09-09.

External links[edit]

Official Lieutenant Governor campaign websites
Official Attorney General campaign websites
Official Secretary of State campaign websites
Official General Treasurer campaign websites