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Euer Wins Special Election for Paiva Weed’s Senate Seat in District 13

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Dawn Euer is the newly elected Senator for District 13 in Rhode Island.

Democrat Dawn Euer won the special election on Tuesday in Senate District 13, representing Newport and Jamestown. 

The race was held when former Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed stepped down in the spring to head up the Rhode Island Hospital Association. 

Euer turned back challengers including Republican Mike Smith, who had previously run for the seat, while held by Paiva-Weed.  

Euer on the Record

Euer's campaign issued the following statement on behalf of the candidate at just after 8 p.m. on Tuesday. 

“Thank you to the voters of Jamestown and Newport for believing in our campaign; but most importantly I want to thank them for choosing me as to represent them in the State Senate. I also want to thank the hundreds of volunteers who turned out to talk to voters about our vision for the district and Rhode Island.  

Tonight's win is a win for everyone who believes that we need to do more to create good paying jobs and help our small businesses thrive. Who believes we deserve a government that is transparent and accountable to the people it serves. Who believes we need to do more to address climate change and preserve the open spaces that make our communities special. And who believes that our seniors deserve the ability to age in place with dignity.   

“The voters have shown that people matter and that every voice and every vote are important. Now more than ever we must encourage people to get involved, to be a part of their community and to do their part to help make a difference.  I'm looking forward to carrying this energy forward to the State House and being a voice for every Jamestown and Newport resident.”


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