Robert J. Healey

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Robert J. Healey
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Personal details
Born(1957-05-03)May 3, 1957
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
DiedMarch 20, 2016(2016-03-20) (aged 58)
Barrington, Rhode Island, U.S.
Political partyCool Moose Party (1994–2014)
Moderate (2014–2016)
Alma materRhode Island College
Boston University
Northeastern University
New England School of Law
Columbia University
WebsiteCampaign website

Robert John "Bob" Healey, Jr. (May 3, 1957 – March 20, 2016) was an American attorney, businessman, educator, restaurateur, and political activist. He was the founder of Rhode Island's Cool Moose Party. It is the state's third-largest political party from 1994 until 2002. He has been a perennial candidate for statewide office.[1][2][3][4]

Career[change | change source]

Healey has run for Governor or Lieutenant Governor a total of seven times. He ran as an independent candidate in 2010, he won 39% of the vote for Lieutenant Governor. He wanted to abolish the office. As the Moderate Party nominee for Governor in 2014, Healey won 22% of the vote while spending less than $40 on the campaign.[5]

Death[change | change source]

Healey was found dead in his bed at his home in Barrington, Rhode Island on March 20, 2016.[6] He is believed to have died from a suspected heart attack in his sleep.[6] He was aged 58.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Wroblewski, Sam (September 11, 2014). "NEWS: Bob Healey running for governor for the Moderate Party". WPRO. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
  2. Needham, Cynthia; Ziner, Karen Lee (October 30, 2010). "Healey says many states are discussing eliminating the lieutenant governor position". Retrieved September 23, 2014.
  3. Nesi, Ted (December 4, 2010). "Cool Moose Bob Healey makes the NYT". WPRI-TV. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
  4. Sulzberger, A. G. (December 3, 2010). "Jokes and Secret Hopes for Lieutenant Governors". The New York Times. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
  5. "Rhode Island Board of Elections - Election Results". Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Bob "Cool Moose" Healey dies at 58". March 21, 2016. Retrieved March 21, 2016.

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