Kallman announces re-election campaign

Kallman announces re-election campaign

PAWTUCKET – Meghan Kallman has announced her re-election campaign for Pawtucket City Council in District 5.

“I am running for re-election because I believe that local government is the backbone of our democracy. In my first term, it has become clear to me that local government is also the backstop for many of the disastrous policies currently coming out of Washington,” she said in a release. “Local politics is where we have the opportunity to truly live our values as a community. I am proud and humbled to be a part of that process.”

Kallman’s platform focuses on three pillars:

• Responsible and fair economic development;

• An inclusive, transparent, and welcoming council that makes sure that services are delivered and that people feel heard;

• And a responsible government that listens to the needs of the people and prioritizes the public good.

She was endorsed in her first race by the SEIU, the R.I. Latino Political Action Committee, the Portuguese American Citizens Committee of R.I., and the Young Democrats of R.I., among others.

In her first term, Kallman, a progressive Democrat, sponsored a number of initiatives to improve public safety, foster healthy communities, expand clean energy, support small businesses, advance economic justice, and grow Pawtucket’s arts and culture economy, she said.

She co-founded Crash Pawtucket, an organization showcasing small businesses in the city in partnership with neighborhood and community groups.

Kallman is a professor at UMass Boston’s School for Global Inclusion and Social Development. She lives with her spouse, Tim. Prior to her first term, she served on the Pawtucket Juvenile Hearing Board.