Senator Steve Archambault(D-22) today announced the kick-off of his re-election campaign. Archambault is adapting his campaign to the reality of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, contacting Smithfield, North Providence and Johnston voters by phone, making dozens of call each day, rather than doing his usual door-to-door efforts. The campaign will also be stepping up use of social media and other online outreach as another way to deliver its message.
“In these difficult times, I will put my experience to work every day to fuel our state’s economic recovery so we can put Rhode Islanders back to work and ensure that we lend a helping hand to those who are suffering because of all the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Senator Archambault. “As a lifelong resident of Smithfield, I have a first-hand understanding of the struggles that too many Rhode Islanders are now going through.”
Archambault pointed to his record of significant legislative accomplishment as one reason for voters to re-elect him. “I have a record of accomplishment on the major challenges facing our district and our state, including leading the successful fight to pass measures to curb the opioid epidemic, assist small businesses and local farmers, and to put in place mental health first aid training for all police officers– a first in the nation law requiring that officers receive training in how to de-escalate situation involving people struggling with mental illness,” said Archambault.
Senator Archambault serves as Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee of Judiciary and is a member of the Environment & Agriculture and Rules, Government Ethics & Oversight Committees. Elected to the State Senate in 2012, Archambault is running for his 5th term. He faces a contested primary and general election