Republican from Rhode Island
John Carlevale of West Greenwich, R.I., is running for secretary of state as a Republican. A graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School and the University of Rhode Island, he received a graduate degree in child development and family relations. Carlevale spent 33 years in human services, helped found the Rhode Island chapter of the Social Service Employees Union International, and taught at the Community College of Rhode Island for 31 years. He is co-founder of the State of the State public access television show, which advocates for better government.