Key Local Races
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
12 News is Your Local Election Headquarters. Stay with us for comprehensive campaign coverage through Election Day, including exclusive polls, candidate interviews, debates and expert analysis.
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
The matchups are set for November’s general election, with a number of high-profile offices up for grabs in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Voters in November will choose who will lead their state and represent them in Congress and state legislature.
Skip to a Race: RI Governor ☆ US House District 1 (RI) ☆ US House District 2 (RI) ☆ RI Lt. Governor ☆ RI Attorney General ☆ RI Secretary of State ☆ RI General Treasurer ☆ Providence Mayor ☆ MA Governor ☆ MA Attorney General ☆ US House District 4 (MA) ☆ US House District 9 (MA) ☆ Bristol County Sheriff
Rhode Islanders will soon decide who’ll have the state’s top job for the next four years.
The incumbent, Gov. Dan McKee, is looking to secure his first full term after he took over for former Gov. Gina Raimondo in March 2021. He eked out a win in the primary despite strong challenges from his Democratic opponents. He’ll face GOP nominee Ashley Kalus and three independent candidates in November.
- Dan McKee (D) [incumbent]
- Ashley Kalus (R)
- Elijah Gizzarelli (I)
- Zachary Hurwitz (I)
- Paul Rianna Jr. (I)
Matos, who was hand-picked by McKee for the state’s #2 job, is also looking to win her first full term in that office. The former Providence City Council president beat out her two challengers in the Democratic primary and goes on to face GOP nominee Aaron Guckian and independent Ross McCurdy.
- Sabina Matos (D) [incumbent]
- Aaron Guckian (R)
- Ross McCurdy (I)
U.S. House District 1
- David Cicilline (D) [incumbent]
- Allen Waters (R)
U.S. House District 2
The current holder of this seat, Congressman Jim Langevin, announced earlier this year that he’s calling it quits after 11 terms in office.
After winning the Democratic primary, R.I. General Treasurer Seth Magaziner will take on former Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, who’s running on the Republican ticket.
- Allan Fung (R)
- Seth Magaziner (D)
- Peter Neronha (D) [incumbent]
- Chas Calenda (R)
Secretary of State
Gregg Amore, a state representative and high school teacher from East Providence, beat opponent Stephanie Beauté in the Democratic primary, setting up a showdown with Republican Pat Cortellessa.
- Gregg Amore (D)
- Pat Cortellessa (R)
The hotly contested Democratic primary between former Central Falls Mayor James Diossa and R.I. Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor ended with a win for Diossa. He’ll take on Republican James Lathrop in the general election.
- James Diossa (D)
- James Lathrop (R)
Former Department of Administration director and Raimondo chief of staff Brett Smiley took home the win in the Democratic primary, effectively making him the mayor-elect with no Republicans or independents on the November ballot. He replaces Mayor Jorge Elorza, who is term-limited.
Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced in December that they won’t seek reelection, so voters will be tasked with choosing their replacements.
- Geoff Diehl (R)
- Maura Healey (D)
- Leah Allen (R)
- Kim Driscoll (D)
- Andrea Campbell (D)
- Jay McMahon (R)
Secretary of State
- William Galvin (D) [incumbent]
- Rayla Campbell (R)
U.S. House District 4
- Jake Auchincloss (D) [incumbent]
U.S. House District 9
- Bill Keating (D) [incumbent]
- Jesse Brown (R)
Bristol County Sheriff
- Thomas Hodgson (R) [incumbent]
- Paul Heroux (D)