To The Editor:

I want to thank the residents of Jamestown and Newport for their participation in the Special Election on August 22. I am truly honored and humbled to have been elected as the Senator for District 13.

Throughout this campaign, I had the opportunity to meet and talk with thousands of people about their ideas of how government should best work for us. I will continue to listen and engage with the community and will always strive to do what is best for Jamestown and Newport.

As I transition into my new role I know there are so many issues that need to be addressed at the local, state and national levels; such as jobs, health care, school funding, senior services, the environment, housing, civil rights, infrastructure, and small businesses. It will take a lot of collaboration between the government and the public to make certain that the best decisions are being made. I believe that our democracy works best when people show up and get involved.

Today, I simply want to extend a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to Jamestown and Newport for the confidence you have bestowed on me. I promise you that I will work hard, be honest and open, and fair-minded in carrying out my duties as the Senator from District 13. I consider it a high honor, a distinct privilege, and a serious responsibility to serve on your behalf in the RI State Senate.

Dawn Euer

Senator-Elect, District 13

Ryan M. Belmore

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