Kilmartin Names Campaign Staff

Pawtucket Representative Peter Kilmartin, whose interest in running for attorney general was first reported here, has announced the beginnings of a campaign team. His new manager of communications, research and public affairs, Brett Broesder, says the campaign is still in the process of selecting campaign consultants. From Kilmartin's press release:

House Majority Whip and former Pawtucket Police Captain Peter Kilmartin (D-RI), while weighing a run for the office of Rhode Island Attorney General, announced today the hiring of Brett Broesder and Chris Farrell – two staffers that will serve as his management team.

“I am pleased to announce the additions of Brett and Chris to my team. Both bring extensive political experience and it’s great to have them in Rhode Island focusing their ideas and strengths on helping ensure the protection, safety and security of Rhode Islanders,” said Rep. Kilmartin (D-Pawtucket).

Brett Broesder – a graduate of Rhode Island College (RIC) and former president of the RIC Democrats – will serve as the Manager of Communications, Research and Public Affairs. He will also serve as a spokesperson and media contact. Most recently Broesder has worked in Washington, D.C. as a public-affairs consultant for Hill & Knowlton and Ketchum – two of the world’s largest public-relations firms. In addition, Broesder has served on several political campaigns, including Sheldon Whitehouse for U.S. Senate and Barack Obama for President, as well as others in Kentucky and Pennsylvania.

Chris Farrell – a native of Cumberland and graduate of RIC – has been hired as the Manager of Finance, Field, and Operations. Most recently he served as the Finance Director for the Suzan DelBene for Congress (WA). Farrell has also worked for numerous other political campaigns, including – but not limited to – Dan McKee for Mayor of Cumberland and Barack Obama for President’s field organization in more than five states. In addition, he worked on the Inaugural Committee for then President-elect Barack Obama in Washington, D.C.

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