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Myrth York is a former Democrat Rhode Island State Senator and three-time unsuccessful candidate for governor. The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ...


York was born on June 7, 1946 in Maplewood, New Jersey. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Denver in 1968 and a law degree from Boston University in 1972. York earned an LL.M. from BU in taxation in 1979.[1] June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Map of Maplewood Township in Essex County Maplewood is a township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B.) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... The University of Denver (DU) is an independent, coeducational, four-year university in Denver, Colorado. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...


York served in the Rhode Island State Senate from 1991 to 1994, and on the Senate Corporations Committee and the Senate Health, Education and Welfare Committee. During her second term she was chairman of the HEW Committee.[1] The Rhode Island General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Rhode Island. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ...


York ran unsuccessfully for governor three times. She "ran a competitive bid in 1994 — a tough year for Democrats nationally — losing to Republican Lincoln C. Almond by 3 percentage points. But she slipped further behind in the two subsequent elections, losing to Almond by 9 points in 1998 and to [Donald] Carcieri by 10 points in 2002." [2] In 2006 she endorsed Republican Senator Lincoln Chafee in his unsuccessful bid for reelection (his Democratic opponent, Sheldon Whitehouse, had run against York in the 2002 Democratic gubernatorial primary). Lincoln C. Almond (born June 16, 1936) was the governor of the U.S. state of Rhode Island from 1995 until 2003. ... Donald L. Don Carcieri (born December 16, 1942) is the governor of the U.S. state of Rhode Island. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Lincoln Davenport Chafee (IPA pronunciation: , [CHAY-fee]) (born March 26, 1953) is a Republican United States Senator from Rhode Island. ... Sheldon Whitehouse (born October 20, 1955) is the Junior Senator from the state of Rhode Island. ...


York served as a fellow for the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government during the spring of 1999. John F. Kennedy School of Government The John F. Kennedy School of Government is a public policy school and one of the graduate schools of Harvard University. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ...


York received many awards, including the United Way's Legislator of the Year Award and the Claiborne Pell Award for outstanding service to the arts and people with disabilities. [1]


Notes and references

  1. ^ a b c Myrth for Governor, "About Myrth York" [cached 11/1/2002].
  2. ^ Lauren Phillips. "RI Gov.: Out of the Spotlight, Fogarty Threatening Carcieri", CQPolitics, July 5, 2005. 

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York was a Rhode Island state senator from 1991 through 1994 and the first woman to chair the Senate Health, Education, and Welfare Committee and also served on the Senate Corporations Committee.
York was the Democratic candidate for governor of Rhode Island in 1994, 1998, and 2002.
York is the recipient of numerous awards including the United Way’s Legislator of the Year Award, the Claiborne Pell Award for outstanding service to the arts and people with disabilities, the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Rhode Island Community Health Centers, and the Women’s Political Caucus Barbara Colt Award.
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