|Member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives
from the 73rd district
January 1, 2013
|Preceded by||J. Russell Jackson|
November 10, 1949 |
|Residence||Newport, Rhode Island|
|Alma mater||Stephen F. Austin State University
University of Rhode Island
|Service/branch||United States Army|
Marvin L. Abney (born November 10, 1949 in Texarkana, Texas) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives representing District 73 since January 1, 2013. During the legislative session beginning in 2015, Abney was one of three African-Americans in the Rhode Island Legislature.
Abney earned his bachelor's degree in public administration from Stephen F. Austin State University (1975), his Master's degree in management from Webster University (1982), attended the United States Army Command and General Staff College in Munich, Germany (late 1980s), and earned his MBA from the University of Rhode Island (2000).
- 2012 When District 73 Democratic Representative J. Russell Jackson retired and left the seat open, Abney ran in the September 11, 2012 Democratic Primary, winning with 612 votes (70.1%) and was unopposed for the November 6, 2012 General election, winning with 3,697 votes.
- "Representative Marvin L. Abney". Providence, Rhode Island: Rhode Island General Assembly. Retrieved February 25, 2014.
- "Marvin Abney's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved February 25, 2014.
- "The Saturday Morning Post: Dec. 27". Retrieved 3 May 2016.
- "2012 Statewide Primary, Representative in General Assembly District 73". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved February 25, 2014.
- "2012 General Election, Representative in General Assembly District 73". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved February 25, 2014.
- Official page at the Rhode Island General Assembly
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
- Marvin Abney at Ballotpedia
- Marvin L. Abney at the National Institute on Money in State Politics
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