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.