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.