Clean Water Action Endorses Congressman Jim Langevin in General Election

Clean Water Action Endorses Congressman Jim Langevin in General Election

Clean Water Action is pleased to announce its endorsement of US Congressman Jim Langevin for Rhode Island’s Second Congressional District seat in the general election on Tuesday, November 8th.

Since his election in 2000, Congressman Langevin has worked to represent Rhode Island’s environmental concerns and priorities at the national level. He has championed the implementation of a comprehensive marine management plan for the waters of the northeast, led the effort to extend tax credits that encourage the development of new renewable energy projects, and has consistently supported funding measures for the study and protection of Rhode Island’s estuaries and coastal resources.

In addition, he received a score of 100% on Clean Water Action’s 2013-2014 National Legislative Scorecard for his opposition to efforts to undermine the Clean Water Act, roll back safeguards for public health, and weaken carbon emissions regulations.

“Throughout his long tenure in the US House of Representatives, Congressman Langevin has worked tirelessly to ensure the protection of our state’s environment and stewardship of its natural resources,” said Johnathan Berard, Clean Water Action’s Rhode Island State Director. “He understands the threats that our communities face from climate change and has demonstrated leadership in addressing these threats through his support of renewable energy development and his work protecting our rivers, ponds, and oceans. Clean Water Action is proud to endorse Congressman Langevin for Rhode Island’s Second Congressional District.”

Langevin Thanks Primary Voters for Support

I am honored and incredibly grateful to the Democratic voters of the Second District for their support. I cannot thank them enough. It’s their support that keeps me going and their experiences that inspire me to continue my journey in public service. I have long said that I do not see my position as a birthright – I am merely a steward of a seat that belongs to the people of Rhode Island, and I will keep working hard every single day to represent Rhode Islanders to the very best of my ability. I also want to thank my primary opponents, John Hamilton and Steve Archer. I am encouraged to see more people interested in getting involved in our democracy, and I congratulate them on their respective campaigns.

I am more passionate and enthusiastic about serving Rhode Island than ever before, and this victory will reinvigorate me as I work hard for every vote in the General Election. I take nothing for granted, and I will be campaigning vigorously over the next 56 days. I look forward to knocking on doors and meeting with more voters in the weeks to come to lay out my accomplishments and share my hopes for a brighter future for our state and our nation.

Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee Endorses Langevin for Congress

The Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee endorsed Jim Langevin Thursday night in his reelection bid to represent the Second District in the United States Congress.
“It was wonderful to have Jim at our meeting so we could offer our full support of his campaign for reelection. Jim shares our priorities, as well as our hopes for a stronger Rhode Island, a more equal nation, and a more peaceful world,” said Chairwoman Gloria Rhodes. “We’re proud to have him by our side as we all work together for the good of our state.”
Langevin started his career in public service in 1986 when he was elected to the state’s Constitutional Convention. He later served as a State Representative and was then elected Secretary of State in 1994. Langevin was elected to the United States Congress in 2000, and currently serves as a senior member of both the House Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees.
“I am honored and humbled to add the endorsement of the Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee to the list of organizations supporting my campaign for reelection,” said Langevin. “I am as focused and enthusiastic as ever about serving the people of Rhode Island, and it means so much to have people like Chairwoman Rhodes and the Hopkinton committee members supporting me in my efforts.”
In the 2016 election, Langevin has already received endorsements from the Rhode Island Democratic Party State Committee; the Rhode Island Association of Democratic City and Town Chairs; Democratic Town Committees in Burrillville, East Greenwich, Exeter, Johnston, North Kingstown, Providence, and Warwick; and from the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, and the Rhode Island Building and Construction Trades Council.

North Kingstown Democratic Town Committee Endorses Langevin for Congress

The North Kingstown Democratic Town Committee endorsed Jim Langevin Monday night in his reelection bid to represent the Second District in the United States Congress.

“Jim Langevin is as committed to helping Rhode Island families as he has always been, and he remains accessible to and supportive of our community,” said Chairman Anthony Giarrusso. “It is with great pride and enthusiasm that the North Kingstown Democratic Town Committee offers our wholehearted endorsement of Jim in his effort to continue representing us in Congress.”

Langevin started his career in public service in 1986 when he was elected to the state’s Constitutional Convention. He later served as a Warwick State Representative and was then elected Secretary of State. Langevin was elected to the United States Congress in 2000, and currently serves as a senior member of both the House Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees.

“The Democratic Town Committee serves as an active, vocal, and effective champion for the residents of North Kingstown, and I am so grateful for their support in this election,” said Langevin. “Our state and our nation are at a crossroads, and how we tackle the challenges we face today will determine the opportunities of tomorrow. I want to return to Congress to ensure we meet those challenges head on and in a way that benefits all Rhode Islanders.”

In the 2016 election, Langevin has already received endorsements from the Rhode Island Democratic Party State Committee, the Rhode Island Association of Democratic City and Town Chairs, Democratic Town Committees in Burrillville, Johnston, East Greenwich and Providence, and from the AFL-CIO.

Langevin to Officially Declare Candidacy for Congress

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Jim Langevin will officially launch his reelection campaign for Congress on Tuesday morning. Langevin, who is pursuing a ninth term to represent Rhode Island’s Second Congressional District, will file his Declaration of Candidacy at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Rhode Island Secretary of State Elections Division in Providence.

Langevin started his career in public service in 1986 when he was elected to the state’s Constitutional Convention. He later served as a Warwick State Representative and was then elected Secretary of State. Langevin was elected to the United States Congress in 2000, and currently serves as a senior member of both the House Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees.

In the 2016 election, Langevin has already received endorsements from the Rhode Island Democratic Party State Committee, the Rhode Island Association of Democratic City and Town Chairs, Democratic Town Committees in Burrillville, Johnston, and East Greenwich, and from the AFL-CIO.

Coventry Democratic Town Committee Endorses Langevin for Congress

The Coventry Democratic Town Committee endorsed Jim Langevin Monday night in his reelection bid to represent the Second District in the United States Congress.

“Coventry has a friend in Jim Langevin. Jim is always there for us when we need him, and keeps us engaged and informed on the issues he is working on in Washington,” said Committee Chairman Rick Kalunian. “Jim and his staff are so accessible when we have questions or someone in Coventry needs help with a constituent issue and that commitment really means a lot to our community.”

Langevin started his career in public service in 1986 when he was elected to the state’s Constitutional Convention. He later served as a Warwick State Representative and was then elected Secretary of State. Langevin was elected to the United States Congress in 2000, and currently serves as a senior member of both the House Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees.

“I’m so grateful to Chairman Kalunian and the entire Town Committee for their support. This endorsement comes at a perfect time, building enthusiasm for my campaign on the eve of my official announcement,” said Langevin. “I will file my Declaration of Candidacy papers tomorrow morning, and I feel more passionate than ever about continuing my work, fighting for the people of Coventry and all of Rhode Island.”

In the 2016 election, Langevin has already received endorsements from the Rhode Island Democratic Party State Committee, the Rhode Island Association of Democratic City and Town Chairs, Democratic Town Committees in Burrillville, Johnston, and East Greenwich, and from the AFL-CIO.

RI Association of City and Town Chairs Endorses Jim Langevin

The Rhode Island Association of City and Town Chairs endorsed Jim Langevin this evening in his reelection bid to represent the Second District in the United States Congress.

“Jim Langevin is one of the most accessible and responsive leaders I know. He is plugged in to all of the communities he represents, and is eager to reach out and learn more about the challenges and opportunities we face at the local level,” said Association President Mike Burk. “It is great to know we can count on Jim for advice, support, and assistance, which in turn helps us to better serve our own constituents. Jim is always there for us, and we are proud to return the support as he runs for reelection.”

Langevin started his career in public service in 1986 when he was elected to the state’s Constitutional Convention. He later served as a Warwick State Representative and was then elected Secretary of State. Langevin was elected to the United States Congress in 2000, and currently serves as a senior member of both the House Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees.

“Representing every corner of the state, the Association of City and Town Chairs is made up of community leaders who make up the foundation of our great state. They work hard, day in and day out, to improve quality of life and serve constituents in every city and town, and their endorsement is invaluable to me,” said Langevin. “Thank you to President Burk and the entire Association for your support, and I look forward to working with your entire membership to move Rhode Island forward.”

In the 2016 election, Langevin has also received endorsements from the Democratic Town Committees in Burrillville, Johnston, and East Greenwich, and from the AFL-CIO.

Johnston Democratic Town Committee Endorses Jim Langevin for Congress

The Johnston Democratic Town Committee unanimously endorsed Jim Langevin this evening in his reelection bid to represent the Second District in the United States Congress.

“Jim Langevin never stops working for the people in Johnston and all Rhode Islanders. He has been a tireless advocate for hardworking families. He amplifies the voices of those who need it, like our children and people with disabilities. He fights to bring federal funding back to our state, and pushes for policies that utilize those funds effectively and efficiently,” said Committee Chairman Richard DelFino. “Jim has dedicated his life to public service, and he’s still the caring, compassionate, genuine person and friend we have always known here in Johnston. We are proud to endorse Jim Langevin for Congress, with the full and unanimous support of the Johnston Democratic Town Committee.”

Langevin started his career in public service in 1986 when he was elected to the state’s Constitutional Convention. He later served as a Warwick State Representative and was then elected Secretary of State. Langevin was elected to the United States Congress in 2000, and currently serves as a senior member of both the House Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees.

“Johnston has always held a special place in my heart. My dad’s family came from Johnston, and throughout my time in public service, the town has been overwhelmingly kind and helpful. It is truly like a second home to me,” said Langevin. “Johnston has a long history of supporting Democratic candidates and principles, and I am incredibly honored to once again have the endorsement of the Johnston Democratic Town Committee. Thank you so much to Chairman DelFino, Mayor Polisena, and the entire Town Committee for their continued support; it means more than I can say.”