Senator Dawn Euer announced today that she is running for re-election to the state senate in District 13, representing Newport and Jamestown. She is currently serving her first full-term in the Rhode Island Senate.
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“The past few years have been marked by incredible challenges. From the gas outage to the pandemic and the resulting recession, the resiliency and determination of our community are being tested,” said Euer, who was first sworn into office in August 2017. “Today’s challenges are our shared challenges. We must come together as Rhode Islanders to make lasting change to build a brighter and more just future for all. I am committed to do just that for Newport, Jamestown, and Rhode Island.”
Since being elected, Senator Euer fought to hold the utility accountable for January 2019’s gas outage and spearheaded landmark legislation to regulate student loan servicers. She has also been focused on a wide variety of issues facing her constituents; supporting an increase of renewable energy jobs, advancing civil rights, 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.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Euer has made and delivered hundreds of masks to front-line workers and seniors, she’s also been advocating for the expanded use of COVID-19 relief funds to pay rent, so that tenants don’t lose their housing and landlords don’t fall behind, and advocating for reforms to the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) so that small business can be more nimble in doing what they can to stay afloat.
“I’m grateful to have the opportunity to leverage my legal and community experience to serve the people of Jamestown and Newport, and while I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished together, I know we have so much left to do,” added Euer. “It’s been an honor to represent Senate District 13’s residents at the State House and I humbly ask for their support in this year’s election.”
The 2020 election season is officially underway, as candidates for local, statewide, and legislative seats begin to file their declarations of candidacy this week.
Those wishing to run for General Assembly or local offices must file with the local board of canvassers in the town in which they are registered to vote between June 22 and June 24.
Those declaring to run for U.S. Senate or U.S. House of Representatives must file with the Department of State’s Elections Division, 148 West River St., Providence.
Party endorsements are due by June 26 for U.S. Senate and U.S. House, and June 25 for all local and General Assembly races.
The next major step for candidate is picking up nomination papers from local canvassers on June 30 and returning them with the required number of signatures by July 10.
For local offices, the number of signatures is set by the Canvassing Authorities and may vary by community.
For General Assembly seats, Senatorial candidates must collect 100 signatures, House of Representative candidates, 50. For U.S. Senate the minimum is 1,000 and U.S. Representatives, 500.
The deadline for individuals to withdraw their candidacies is July 13, otherwise their name appears on the ballot, even if they decide not to run.
All this leads to the primary election on Sept. 8, and the general election on Nov. 3. The deadline to register to vote for the primary is August 9, for the general election, Oct. 4.