(This story was updated following our radio interview with Senator Euer)
Senator Dawn Euer announced today that she is running for re-election to the state senate in District 13, representing Newport and Jamestown. Her re-election announcement comes only one year after her campaign kick-off for last year’s special election to fill the unexpired term of M. Teresa Paiva Weed. Paiva Weed had been Senate president and resigned from the legislature to become executive director of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island.
“I have been honored to serve the residents of Jamestown, Newport, and Rhode Island for the past eight months,” said Euer in a prepared statement, who was sworn into office in August“Working with every day Rhode Islanders to help resolve problems at the state level is the best part of this job. I know that when we work together we can make a lasting and impactful change.”
Euer won in a hotly contested primary election for the Senate 13 seat against three other Democrats, and in a special election against an Independent and a Republican. At this time no one has yet announced they are opposing Euer’s re-election. The deadline for filing to run isn’t until June 25.
Since being elected, Senator Euer says she has been focused on a wide variety of issues facing her constituents; supporting an increase of renewable energy jobs, supporting efforts for senior citizens to stay in their homes as they age, supporting health care access for working families, promoting an independent redistricting committee, as well as opposing offshore drilling. “My experience as a lawyer and grassroots organizer has allowed me to hit the ground running, and while I’m proud of the work I’ve done so far, I know we’re just getting started.”
Euer is currently a Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Member of the Senate Committee on Environment & Agriculture, and a Member of the Senate Committee on Rules.
“I am deeply committed to public service and this community, and am proud to call Rhode Island my home,” added Euer in a provided statement earlier today. “I look forward to continuing to bring the voices of Jamestown and Newport residents to the State House and humbly ask for the support of Senate District 13 voters in this year’s election.”
Listen to Wednesday’s convo with Euer on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK below;
(Euer interview is from approximately 27:00 to 41:00)