Robert J. Healey
Robert J. Healey
|Born||May 3, 1957|
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
|Died||March 20, 2016 (aged 58)|
Barrington, Rhode Island, U.S.
|Political party||Cool Moose Party (1994–2014)|
|Alma mater||Rhode Island College|
New England School of Law
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.
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.
Death[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Wroblewski, Sam (September 11, 2014). "NEWS: Bob Healey running for governor for the Moderate Party". WPRO. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
- Needham, Cynthia; Ziner, Karen Lee (October 30, 2010). "Healey says many states are discussing eliminating the lieutenant governor position". PolitiFact.com. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
- Nesi, Ted (December 4, 2010). "Cool Moose Bob Healey makes the NYT". WPRI-TV. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
- Sulzberger, A. G. (December 3, 2010). "Jokes and Secret Hopes for Lieutenant Governors". The New York Times. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
- "Rhode Island Board of Elections - Election Results". Retrieved November 5, 2014.
- "Bob "Cool Moose" Healey dies at 58". Turnto10.com. March 21, 2016. Retrieved March 21, 2016.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official website
- Bob Healey's Campaign Journal – A Guerrilla Guide to the Cerebral Revolution
- Bob Healey on Twitter