Daniel McKee

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Daniel McKee
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69th Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island
Assumed office
January 6, 2015
Governor Gina Raimondo
Preceded by Elizabeth Roberts
Mayor of Cumberland, Rhode Island
In office
2000–2012
Personal details
Born (1951-06-16) June 16, 1951 (age 67)
Political party Democratic
Education Assumption College (BA)
Harvard University (MPA)

Daniel J. McKee (born 1951) is the 69th and current Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island, since 2015. Prior to his election, he served as mayor of Cumberland, Rhode Island.

Early life

McKee’s family has owned and operated small businesses in northern Rhode Island for over one hundred years.

After graduating from Cumberland High School, McKee received a B.A. from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts and a master's degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard Universityy.

For over twenty-five years, McKee has been a member of the board of directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln, serving as past president of the executive board and chairman of the endowment committee.

Career

During his time on the Cumberland, Rhode Island Town Council (1992–1998), McKee was also a basketball coach, coaching groups of boys and girls at all levels, culminating in two State AAU Basketball Champions in 1998 and 2000.

He served six terms as Cumberland’s Mayor. McKee worked with state and federal officials in the aftermath of Cumberland’s historic spring flooding to minimize the damage; and he is steering Cumberland through Rhode Island’s unprecedented economic downturn.

In 2008, McKee worked with mayors across the state to pass a law allowing for the creation of new, regional, mayor-governed and highly autonomous public schools known as “Mayoral Academies.” In 2009 and 2010 McKee again helped organize mayors and education advocates to enact a new education funding policy.

Electoral history

Cumberland Mayor Democratic Primary Election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Daniel McKee 4,390 61.48
Democratic Francis Gaschen 2,750 38.52
Cumberland Mayor Election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Daniel McKee 11,625 100.00
Cumberland Mayor Election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Daniel McKee (inc.) 9,131 81.94
Independent Julian Pytka 2,012 18.06
Cumberland Mayor Democratic Primary Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Iwuc 2,666 54.98
Democratic Daniel McKee (inc.) 2,183 45.02
Cumberland Mayor Democratic Primary Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Daniel McKee 4,411 62.33
Democratic David Iwuc (inc.) 2,666 37.67
Cumberland Mayor Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Daniel McKee 10,612 100.00
Cumberland Mayor Democratic Primary Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Daniel McKee (inc.) 3,871 64.4
Democratic David Iwuc 2,140 35.6
Cumberland Mayor Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Daniel McKee (inc.) 12,650 100.0
Cumberland Mayor Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Daniel McKee (inc.) 8,091 63.9
Independent David Iwuc 4,562 36.1
Cumberland Mayor Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Daniel McKee (inc.) 12,667 96.6
Write-ins Write-ins 452 3.4
Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor Democratic Primary Election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Daniel McKee 50,229 43.0
Democratic Ralph Mollis 42,525 36.4
Democratic Frank Ferri 23,970 20.5
Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor Election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Daniel McKee 169,078 54.3
Republican Catherine Terry Taylor 105,305 33.8
Moderate William Gilbert 25,951 8.3
Libertarian Tony Jones 10,221 3.3
Write-ins Write-ins 906 0.3

References

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Political offices
Preceded by
Elizabeth Roberts
Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island
2015–present
Incumbent
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