When the dust settles after next week’s primary election, more than 30 percent of legislators will be running unopposed in the General Election.

In the state Senate seven of the 38 Senators will be unopposed in the General Election, and in the House of Representatives 29 of 75 candidates, most incumbents, will be unopposed.

Many of the General Election races will be between Independents and Democrats. Republicans have not offered candidates in 10 of the 38 Senate races, and 33 of the 75 House races. Democrats failed to offer candidates in two House races.

In next week’s Primary election, many incumbent Democrats are being challenged, the highest profile is in the fourth district, where Senate President Dominick Ruggiero has two challengers in Democrats Leonardo Americo Cive Jr. and Stephen Tocco.

Here’s a look at the Senate races, where candidates are either unopposed in the Primary and General Election, or are opposed in the Primary, with the winner of that race unopposed in the General Election:

  • Ana B. Quezada, D-Dist.2.
  • Samuel Zurier, D-Dist.3 is opposed in the Democratic Primary by Robin N. Xiong.
  • Senate President Dominick Ruggiero, D-Dist. 4 is being opposed in the Democratic Primary by Leonardo Americo Cioe Jr. and Stephen Tocco.
  • Samuel W. Bell, D-Dist 5 is opposed in the Democratic Primary by David A. Salvatore.
  • Frank Anthony Ciccone, D-Dist. 7 is opposed in the Democratic Primary by Arthur Flanders III.
  • Jessica Delacruz, R-Dist. 23
  • Leonidas Raptakis, D-Dist33

Here’s a look at the House races, where candidates are either unopposed in the Primary and General Election, or are opposed in the Primary, with the winner of that race unopposed in the General Election:

  • Nathan W. Biah, D-Dist. 3
  • Raymond A. Hull, D-Dist. 6 is being opposed in the Democratic Primary by Damian A. Lima.
  • John J. Lombardi, D-Dist. 8
  • Scott A. Slater, D-Dist. 10
  • Jose F. Batista, D-Dist. 12
  • Charlene Lima, D-Dist. 14 is being opposed in the Democratic Primary by Giona Pacheco
  • Barbara Ann Fung, R-Dist. 15 is being opposed in the Republican Primary by Suzanne Michelle Downing
  • Arthur Handy, D-Dist. 18
  • Joseph McNamara, D-Dist. 19 is being opposed in the Democratic Primary by Stuart A. Wilson.
  • Thomas E. Noret, D-Dist. 25
  • Sherry L. Roberts, R-Dist. 29
  • Samuel Azzinaro, D-Dist. 37
  • Stephen M. Casey, D-Dist. 50
  • Robert Phillips, D-Dist. 51 is being opposed in the Democratic Primary by Marlene B. Guay
  • William W. O’Brien, D-Dist. 54
  • Arthur J. Corvese, D-Dist. 55 is being opposed in the Democratic Primary by Clara A. Hardy
  • Joshua JD Giraldo, D-Dist. 56
  • There is no incumbent in Dist. 58. Democratic candidates are Matthew P. Carvalho, Cherie L. Cruz, George P. Hovarth, and Maribel Echeverry McLaughlin
  • Jean Philippe Barros, D-Dist. 59 is being opposed in the Democratic Primary by Jennifer A. Stewart
  • Karen Alzate, D-Dist. 60
  • Terri-Denise Cortvriend, D-Dist. 72
  • Marvin Abney, D-Dist. 73
  • There is no incumbent in District 74. Democrat Alex S. Finkelman is running unopposed.
  • Lauren H. Carson, D-Dist. 75

Frank Prosnitz

Frank Prosnitz brings to WhatsUpNewp several years in journalism, including 10 as editor of the Providence (RI) Business News and 14 years as a reporter and bureau manager at the Providence (RI) Journal. Prosnitz began his journalism career as a sportswriter at the Asbury Park (NJ) Press, moving to The News Tribune (Woodbridge, NJ), before joining the Providence Journal. Prosnitz hosts the Morning Show on WLBQ radio (Westerly), 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday, and It’s Your Business, also on WBLQ, Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Prosnitz has twice won Best in Business Awards from the national Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), twice was named Media Advocate of the Year by the Small Business Administration, won an investigative reporter’s award from the New England Press Association, and newswriting award from the Rhode Island Press Association.