Thursday, December 26, 2013

Charlestown Democrats are the first municipal committee to endorse Kilmartin for re-election

Charlestown Democrats endorse AG Peter Kilmartin for a second term

The Charlestown Democratic Town Committee (CDTC), by a unanimous vote, endorsed Attorney General Peter Kilmartin in his quest for the state Democratic nomination in his bid for a second term in office. Charlestown is the first local Democratic committee in the state to endorse Mr. Kilmartin for re-election.

Mr. Kilmartin told the committee that he is determined to leave the Attorney General’s office better off than he found it and pointed to his work during his first term. In addition to a long list of successful prosecutions as the state’s principal criminal prosecutor, Mr. Kilmartin has improved the office’s efforts on consumer protection, dom
estic violence and open government.

Attorney General Kilmartin grew up in a working class Pawtucket neighborhood and went into the Pawtucket Police force as a patrolman. Over 24 years, he worked his way up the ranks to become a police captain. He also went to law school and earned a law degree.  

He ran for Attorney General in 2010 after serving ten terms in the RI House of Representatives.

Rep. Donna Walsh (D-District 36) pointed out that among his many achievements, one in particular was of special interest to Charlestown. After the tragic May 2010 death of Colin Foote of Charlestown, struck down by a frequent and chronic dangerous driver, then Rep. Kilmartin was essential in helping Rep. Walsh win enactment of the Colin Foote Law. That law makes it less likely that persons like the one who killed Colin Foote will be allowed to stay on the road.

CDTC Chair Catherine O’Reilly Collette said “Attorney General Kilmartin has demonstrated his dedication to the people of Rhode Island in his first term. He has earned our trust and admiration so we are pleased to be the first municipal Democratic committee to endorse him.”