Peter Palumbo (politician)

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Peter Palumbo
Member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives
from the 16th[1] district
Assumed office
January 2003
Preceded by Brian Patrick Kennedy
Member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives
from the 25th district
In office
January 1995 – January 2003
Succeeded by Timothy A. Williamson
Personal details
Born (1961-03-27) March 27, 1961 (age 56)
Providence, Rhode Island
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence Cranston, Rhode Island
Alma mater Bryant College
Website peterpalumbo.com

Peter G. Palumbo[2] (born March 27, 1961 in Providence, Rhode Island) was an American politician and a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives representing District 16 since January 2003, until his defeat in 2014. Palumbo served consecutively from January 1995 until January 2003 in the District 25 seat.

Palumbo is perhaps best remembered for his comments regarding Jessica Ahlquist, a high school student who successfully sued to have a prayer removed from her Rhode Island public high school auditorium. On the day following the ruling, Peter Palumbo spoke on a local radio show and referred to Ahlquist as "an evil little thing".[3]

Peter Palumbo was arrested on January 19th, 2017 for embezzlement.[4]

Education[edit]

Palumbo attended Bryant College (now Bryant University).

Elections[edit]

  • 1994 Palumbo challenged District 25 incumbent Representative Joseph DeLorenzo in the September 13, 1994 Democratic Primary and was unopposed for the November 8, 1994 General election.[5]
  • 1996 Palumbo was unopposed for both the September 10, 1996 Democratic Primary, winning with 391 votes[6] and the November 5, 1996 General election, winning with 1,778 votes.[7]
  • 1998 Palumbo was unopposed for both the September 15, 1998 Democratic Primary, winning with 502 votes[8] and the November 3, 1998 General election, winning with 1,694 votes.[9]
  • 2000 Palumbo was challenged in the September 12, 2000 Democratic Primary, winning with 626 votes (80.3%)[10] and was unopposed for the November 7, 2000 General election, winning with 1,948 votes.[11]
  • 2002 Redistricted to District 16, and with incumbent Representative Brian Patrick Kennedy redistricted to District 38, Palumbo was challenged in the September 10, 2002 Democratic Primary, winning with 883 votes (57.2%)[12] and won the November 5, 2002 General election with 3,543 votes (69.9%) against Republican nominee Michael Bilow.[13]
  • 2004 Palumbo was unopposed for the September 14, 2004 Democratic Primary, winning with 214 votes[14] and won the November 2, 2004 General election with 3,397 votes (57.8%) against Republican nominee Michael Imbruglia.[15]
  • 2006 Palumbo was unopposed for both the September 12, 2006 Democratic Primary, winning with 752 votes[16] and the November 7, 2006 General election, winning with 4,485 votes.[17]
  • 2008 Palumbo was challenged in the September 9, 2008 Democratic Primary, winning with 551 votes (61.8%)[18] and won the November 4, 2008 General election with 3,170 votes (54.5%) against Independent Michael McManaman.[19]
  • 2010 Palumbo was unopposed for the September 23, 2010 Democratic Primary, winning with 658 votes,[20] and won the November 2, 2010 General election with 2,620 votes (54.3%) against Republican nominee Donald Botts.[21]
  • 2012 Palumbo was challenged in the September 11, 2012 Democratic Primary, winning with 545 votes (53.3%)[22] and was unopposed for the November 6, 2012 General election, winning with 5,074 votes.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Representative Peter G. Palumbo". Providence, Rhode Island: Rhode Island General Assembly. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Peter Palumbo's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ NewsTalk 630 WPRO & 99.7 FM (January 12, 2012). "Palumbo calls Cranston student "Evil Little Thing". However it may turn out that Palumbo may also be remembered for embezzlement following his arrest.". John DePetro Show. Providence, RI. WPRO. Retrieved January 27, 2012. 
  4. ^ https://warwickpost.com/ri-trooper-log-child-snatching-cocaine-embezzlement-arrests/
  5. ^ "1994 General Election Vote for R.I. House of Representatives". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Statewide Primary Vote for RI House of Representatives (Democrat)". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  7. ^ "1996 Votes Cast for RI Representatives". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Democrat Primary Statewide Primary September 15, 1998". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  9. ^ "RI State Representative, RI General Election, November 3, 1998". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  10. ^ "2000 Rhode Island Senators & Representatives Summary by District, Democrat". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  11. ^ "2000 General Election Results by District for Rhode Island State Representatives". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  12. ^ "2002 Representatives in General Assembly, Democrat". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  13. ^ "2002 Rhode Island Representatives by Representative District". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  14. ^ "2004 State Representative Results by District". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  15. ^ "2004 General Election State Representatives by District". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  16. ^ "2006 State House of Representatives Summary Results by District". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  17. ^ "2006 State Representative Summary Results by District". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  18. ^ "2008 Statewide Primary, Representative in General Assembly District 16". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  19. ^ "2008 General Election, Representative in General Assembly District 16". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  20. ^ "2010 Statewide Primary, Representative in General Assembly District 16". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  21. ^ "2010 General Election, Representative in General Assembly District 16". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  22. ^ "2012 Statewide Primary, Representative in General Assembly District 16". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  23. ^ "2012 General Election, Representative in General Assembly District 16". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 

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