Newport resident Dawn Euer announced that she is running for state senate in District 13, the seat vacated by Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed.
She is the second person to announce her candidacy in the last two days following Newport City Councilor John Florez’s announcement on Thursday.
“It’s an interesting and challenging time in our democracy. We need leaders at the State House who promote and practice transparency, communication, citizen engagement and support for the people of Rhode Island. I would be privileged and honored to play that role and represent the people of Jamestown and Newport in the Senate,” said Euer.
Euer, who runs her own law practice focused small businesses, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs, has been involved in a number of political causes in Rhode Island.
Recently, Euer has represented organizers Karina Wood and Patricia Kammerer in their effort to recall Providence City Councilman Kevin Jackson.
According to her statement, Euer provides advocacy and strategy guidance to numerous local agencies and nonprofits, including Newport Health Equity Zones (HEZ), Newport Open Space Partnership, and the Newport Energy and Environment Commission. Additionally, she serves as Board Chair at Bike Newport, and has been a board member for the Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island, Chair of the Newport and South County chapter of the RI National Organization for Women, Field Director of FightBackRI, Director of Everyman’s education and Community Outreach of Marriage Equality Rhode Island, and Deputy Campaign Director for Rhode Islanders United for Marriage.
“I am deeply committed to public service because I cherish my community and am proud to call Rhode Island my home. I look forward to serving the residents of Jamestown and Newport in Senate District 13 and fighting to bring their voices to the State House,” said Euer.
Euer received her B.A. from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and moved to Rhode Island ten years ago to attend Roger Williams University School of Law, where she served as President of the Association for Public Interest Law and as a Board Member for the Environmental Law Society.