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Campo to Run Against Costa for District 31 Seat

Democrat Steve Campo announces his bid for the General Assembly.

State Rep. Doreen Costa is going to have some competition for her seat in the General Assembly. Democrat Steve Campo recently announced his candidacy for District 31, representing North Kingstown and Exeter.

A local business owner (Campo created and operates Rhode Island Green – a landscape and general construction company based out of North Kingstown), he served on the North Kingstown Town Council from 2006 to 2008 and was on the board of the directors for Quonset Development Corporation during the same time. Since 2007, Campo has worked at Bryant University as an adjunct professor of business.

On Saturday, Campo announced his candidacy and spoke of his time on the council, where he "worked hard to maintain a fair tax rate for North Kingstown as well as balancing the needs of the community."

"I will continue to be a fiscal watchdog for North Kingstown and Exeter while at the same tie making sure that we don't sacrifice the quality of services that we deliver to our citizens," said Campo.

Campo added, "I will give you a straight answer, regardless of political consequences. You all know me as a fighter and I will continue to fight for the towns of North Kingstown and Exeter because I can be more effective on your behalf than the present representative."

Campo will be facing off against incumbent Republican Doreen Costa, who ousted longtime state representative Ken Carter in 2010 in a surprise victory. Carter had held his District 31 seat for 18 years.

Telling The Truth July 19, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Oh wait. We know from her FB page that she cant spell. Her own colleagues' names. She. Cant. Spell.
The Tooth Fairy July 19, 2012 at 12:08 AM
She knocks on doors. She has the IQ of a ziploc bag. She throws fits when she doesnt get her way. But you suckers voted her in! And you will again.
Kerri Hicks July 19, 2012 at 01:04 AM
According to articles cited and aggregated by Wikipedia, Barack Obama attended school in Hawai'i until age 6, then in Jakarta until age 10, then attended Punahou School in Honolulu through high school graduation. He then attended Occidental College, and graduated from Columbia University in 1983. Then he graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1991. Finally, he did a fellowship at University of Chicago Law School. According to the RI House of Representatives web site, Doreen Costa attended Johnston High School and the Community College of Rhode Island.
NKGOP Watch July 19, 2012 at 01:55 AM
Telling/Tooth = Steve Campo
NKGOP Watch July 19, 2012 at 01:55 AM
Yes we will vote for Doreen again. She is a great person.
NKGOP Watch July 19, 2012 at 02:00 AM
Talking about records, what did Steve Campo achieve while on town council. Nothing. Couldn't even get item onto the agenda. (Same reason as Doreen, he was always outvoted). If you are going to hold that against one candidate, then it holds true for the other one just the same.
NK Know It All July 19, 2012 at 02:07 AM
Kerri, a diploma from Johnston HS? What areas of study at CCRI? NKGOP Watch (DeNuccio) wants to talk about records. Lets discuss her work records. Fired,unemployed, fired, unemployed, fired, unemployed, wpro.
Watcher July 19, 2012 at 02:35 AM
DeNuccio and Costa= pair of jokers. Not a winning hand for Rhode Island.
Watcher July 19, 2012 at 02:38 AM
Wasn't she collecting unemployment while in the general assembly?
Watcher July 19, 2012 at 02:42 AM
Campo at least can speak English without sounding like a third grader. That's a required skill in order to communicate and get a bill passed. Something Costa failed to do.
Watcher July 19, 2012 at 02:47 AM
It's not "character assassination" if it's true, Steve.
Watcher July 19, 2012 at 02:49 AM
Agreed. I would vote for a turnip before Costa again.
Watcher July 19, 2012 at 02:57 AM
Yes, NKGOP Watch. Like the Great Pumpkin. Only the pumpkin is smarter and actually has some value.
NKGOP Watch July 19, 2012 at 03:35 AM
All these names posting against Doreen Costa are the same person, all new accounts with 1 or 2 postings right here. This is one sad person who doesnt know how a Democratic system works and thinks that posting under five assumed names will "trick" people into voting against Costa. It wont. And its so so sad. If it IS Steve Campo doing it he really should stop, because it will have ZERO effect on voters, yet makes Campo look realllllly bad.
Concerned July 19, 2012 at 03:37 AM
It is interesting to see the Costa campaign play the victim card even in these comments while spreading rumors in the NK patch and around the district. If she can't run on her record then she might as well attack Campo. Typical Republican response. It would be interesting to see what Costa could do if she wasn't spending so much time falsely discrediting her opponent. Sad that the voters can't hear a real debate about the issues but have to put up with clearly Costa's campaign managers character assassinations of Campo.
NKGOP Watch July 19, 2012 at 03:47 AM
And that makes it SIX new accounts by the same hack (Campo?) talking only about Doreen. WOW
Concerned July 19, 2012 at 04:04 AM
Someone can't count nor keep his own fake account names together. You responded to one of my commentary back on July 11 and back then I agreed that she had an uphill battle with a democratic legislature but wanted to know what she had done with the two years in office we gave her. It has been your comments NKGOP Watch and all your other accounts that has convinced me to vote for Campo, nothing else. I havnt even had Campo knock on my door yet and i know that he is my candidate because of all the nasty things that you and the Costa campaign are doing. Remember, here in NK we are religious so remember that those that cast the first stone..... The worst part Mr. DeNuccio is that you write just like you talk on youtube and rant on Facebook. I bet if the NK Patch pulled the IP addresses of all the accounts on this article, more than 5 would come back registered to you. I am sure you will have something to say in return because if there is one thing I have learned from reading your comments, is that you just can't let things die. Best of luck to your campaign because if you keep these attacks up, I don't know how Rep. Costa stands a chance. In NK, we see through the attacks for what they are and see the through the person spewing them out.
Watcher July 19, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Hi Concerned. You can observe more of DeNuccio's lunacy on the Twitter he hates do much. His account handle is @SteveJazz Bear in mind, this is the person that controls Costa.
NKGOP Watch July 19, 2012 at 01:13 PM
I would say you should be more concerned with who controls Steve Campo because of all these posts and fake accounts not helping Campo one iota to get any support. It's bad enough that he accomplished nothing in his one term in your city council, now this embarrassment!
on Hillcrest Drive July 19, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Reading all these comments has my head spinning. Some, if true, do paint a not-so-flattering picture of Rep Costa and her campaign/tactics. Nkgop watch, for someone who met her in passing on an occassion or two, seems overly vested in defending her. Seems to know too much about her, ie her job title with a former employer. Where there's smoke there's fire if you ask me. Regardless of who is posting them, if the stories of orchestrated car vandalism, suicide rumors being spread by Rep Costa and so on are true she does not pass muster to be elected. Just my 2 cents. Lastly, the You Tube videos seem to portray people with probable mental illness. Not what you would expect of a campaign manager.
Robin Wilson July 19, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Talk about character assassination. Click on the commenters name and you'll see the attackers have never commented before. You can draw your own conclusions. I find this behavior reprehensible.
NKGOP Watch July 19, 2012 at 06:33 PM
The Youtube stuff is called parody. Like one of the most popular and long running TV shows called Saturday Night Live, and the publication called The Onion. I applaud men who have the creativity, courage to demonstrate what they think and their political views in a youtube comedy. As to me knowing Costa's prior job title, I seem to recall reading that when she was laid off and/or when she found her new job. She's not rich, having been though that only helps her relate to the average person.
on Hillcrest Drive July 19, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Shame on anyone in the Costa campaign that takes the position that my comments should not be taken seriously because I am not a veteran commentator on this particular site. I will certainly voice my feelings to Ms Costa if and when she makes her way to my house on the campaign trail. This is the entitlement attitude our elected officials have. They are not entitled to keep the seats forever.
Concerned July 19, 2012 at 07:46 PM
NKGOP Watch I guess you are really not from our town. NKGOP Watch said "It's bad enough that he accomplished nothing in his one term in your city council, now this embarrassment!" Now, if you were from North Kingstown, like you claim, wouldn't you have said our city council?
Robin Wilson July 19, 2012 at 07:55 PM
I guess you are referring to me. I'm not part of the campaign or someone who ever voted for the GOP. I'm just someone who expressed a bit of gratitude for Doreen Costa's service for our town. I'm also someone who doesn't like dirty politics and I find the comments by Watcher, Tooth Fairy, etc. to be very distasteful. I have no issues with your comment.
NKGOP Watch July 25, 2012 at 10:08 PM
I said, uh,,, what I mean is, I mean meant.... ummm uhhh well, it's about North Kingstown, I mean our town... you have no proof... I, I, I, CAN SOMEBODY GET ME A GLASS OF WATER!
ONEWHOKNOWS July 28, 2012 at 10:26 PM
There are 2 individuals who are on a mission to trash Representative Costa no matter what. They will never stop and it will never end. This is what you are observing here., nothing more. They can use all of the names they want, but if the web master of this site checks you will see their IP address over and over under more than one name.
taxpayer thug August 13, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Steve along with Ed and Ted did what is goverments # 1 priorty to provide for the safety of it's citizens. They opened a firehouse in slocum to protect the people that live in that area; that at times would wait up to 12 min. for fire and rescue services.
taxpayer thug August 13, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Steve along with Ed and Ted did what is goverments # 1 priorty to provide for the safety of it's citizens. They opened a firehouse in slocum to protect the people that live in that area; that at times would wait up to 12 min. for fire and rescue services.
Heather P. October 18, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Those coming up with some fantastic FICTIONAL stories regarding Steve Campo, should best invest their time into writting for Law and Order or Warner Bros. My view is this you want to put something out there GET ALL THE DARN FACTS ALL OF THEM not just those parts you think you understand (which from what I read most couldn't win on ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER) or that best fit your underhanded agenda! A word to the not so bright, be careful of what you write as you may be breaking some laws and could end up with a mess of legal issues of your own.

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