Nicholas Kettle

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Nicholas Kettle
Member of the Rhode Island Senate
from the 21st[1] district
In office
January 5, 2011 – February 22, 2018
Preceded by Leo Blais
Succeeded by Vacant
Personal details
Born (1990-10-18) October 18, 1990 (age 27)
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Residence Coventry, Rhode Island
Alma mater Rhode Island College
Website nickkettleforrisenate.webs.com

Nicholas D. Kettle[2] (born October 18, 1990) is an American politician and a former Republican member of the Rhode Island Senate. He represented District 21 in the Rhode Island Senate from January 2011 until his resignation in February 2018.[3]

Education[edit]

Kettle graduated from Coventry High School and is attending Rhode Island College.

Elections[edit]

  • 2012 Kettle was unopposed for the September 11, 2012 Republican Primary, winning with 752 votes,[4] and won the November 6, 2012 General election with 6,977 votes (50.7%) against Democratic former state Representative Scott M. Pollard.[5]
  • 2010 Kettle challenged District 21 incumbent Senator Leo Blais in the September 23, 2010 Republican Primary, winning by 24 votes with 525 votes (51.2%),[6] and won the three-way November 2, 2010 General election with 4,623 votes (36.4%) against Democratic nominee Anthony Colaluca and Independent candidate John Assalone.[7]

Arrest and Resignation[edit]

On February 16th, 2018, Kettle was arrested on charges of video voyeurism and extortion. A former girlfriend of Kettle filed the complaint. As a result of this arrest, Rhode Island state police seized Kettle's electronic devices.[8]

Kettle was also charged with extorting a Senate page for sex on two occasions in 2011. Facing likely expulsion from the Rhode Island Senate, Kettle resigned on February 22, 2018. He complained about being denied due process in his resignation letter.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senator Nicholas D. Kettle". Providence, Rhode Island: Rhode Island General Assembly. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Nicholas Kettle's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ Lolio, Kendra (22 February 2018). "Nicholas Kettle announces Senate resignation". RICentral.com. The Coventry Courier. Retrieved 22 February 2018. 
  4. ^ "2012 Statewide Primary, Senator in General Assembly District 21". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ "2012 General Election, Senator in General Assembly District 21". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  6. ^ "2010 Statewide Primary, Senator in General Assembly District 21". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  7. ^ "2010 General Election, Senator in General Assembly District 21". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  8. ^ Maroney, Eli. "Rhode Island State Senator Arrested, Charged With Video Voyeurism". Necn.com. Necn. Retrieved 17 February 2018. 
  9. ^ Associated Press (22 February 2018). "Lawmaker facing charges he extorted page for sex resigns". Miami Herald. Miami Herald. Retrieved 22 February 2018. 

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