For Immediate Release:
Aug. 14, 2020
Contact: Rob Horowitz
Senator Archambault Outlines His Priorities
Senator Steve Archambault(D-22) today outlined his priorities for the next legislative term. These priorities are informed by his first hand knowledge of the various challenges people in Smithfield are facing as a result of the Covid–19 pandemic and the severe economic contraction that it has brought about.
“These past several months have shown me that despite the global pandemic, people stayed strong in spirit, resilience, courage and kindness”, said Senator Archambault. “We’ve been working daily throughout the Covid-19 crisis, helping constituents with countless issues, working together to navigate all sorts of problems ranging from healthcare, rent, unemployment, small business loans – you name it. Growing up on a hard- working dairy farm, my parents instilled in me the values of hard work, values of teamwork and values of keeping your word. I’ll continue that, working in the State Senate to protect local families in any way I can.”
Archambault continued, “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.
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 4th term. He faces a contested primary and general election