2018-05-10 / News

Euer seeks re-election to state Senate seat

EUER EUER Dawn Euer, the Newport lawyer who was elected state senator in August, announced last week that she will run for re-election.

Euer, 39, handily won the District 13 seat following the resignation of Teresa Paiva Weed, the former Senate president who represented Newport and Jamestown for 12 terms.

“Working with everyday Rhode Islanders to resolve problems at the state level is the best part of this job,” said Euer, whose freshman legislative agenda included a measure to stymie President Donald Trump’s plan to drill offshore of Rhode Island. “I know that when we work together, we can make lasting and impactful change.”

Since being elected, Euer has supported a workforce increase for the green energy sector while promoting an independent redistricting committee. She also wants to make it easier for senior citizens to remain at home while they age.

“My experience as a lawyer and grassroots organizer have allowed me to hit the ground running,” she said. “While I’m proud of the work I’ve done so far, I know we’re just getting started.”

During the 2017 special election, Euer outpaced her three fellow Democrats in the July primary by garnering 48 percent of the vote in the four-way race. In Jamestown, she won 64 percent of the vote, capturing 341 of the 532 ballots cast.

The following month, Euer continued to roll by winning the Senate seat in another four-way race, this time with 59 percent of the vote.

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