Jamestown Democrats

Local elected leaders

Town Moderator


John A. Murphy


John Murphy is a strong advocate for a healthy respect for democracy at its most basic level. As town moderator, John is adept at helping people in groups participate in healthy and robust discussion that leads to fair decisions. For more than forty years, John has led many groups tasked with making difficult decisions, including government, community and business leaders. As Jamestown’s Town Moderator, John serves to facilitate the town financial meetings efficiently and effectively.



Rhode Island State Representative


Deborah L. Ruggiero


Rhode Island State Representative Deborah Ruggiero represents Jamestown and Middletown (District 74). She is a Deputy Majority Leader and serves on House Finance.


As chair of the Small Business Renewable Energy Task Force, she sponsored the Distributed Generation law in Rhode Island. The Renewable Energy Jobs Growth Program has been very successful in developing solar and wind projects creating jobs and tax revenues in Rhode Island.  She served as chair of The Behavioral Health & Firearms Safety Task Force balancing mental health issues with gun ownership and public safety.


Deborah is the president of DR Communications Group, a marketing and advertising firm that helps small business and non-profits with branding and marketing communications.

She is also the creator and host of the award-winning radio show, AMAZING WOMEN which celebrates the work of Rhode Island women. The public affair shows airs Sunday mornings on 4 radio stations www.amazingwomenri.com.


She is a founding member of the Women’s Fund of RI, past president of the RI Lung Association, a Jamestown Rotarian, and member of Save the Bay.


How to reach Representative Ruggiero:


78 Columbia Avenue

Jamestown, RI 02835




Rhode Island State Senator


Dawn Euer


Senator Dawn Euer was elected in August 2017 to the Rhode Island Senate.  Previously she led the successful effort to pass the Marriage Equality in 2016.


Senator Euer is a successful lawyer based in Newport. Her practice concentates on serving social entrepreneurs and nonprofits organizations.


In her personal time, she is an active outdoorswoman who enjoys kayaking in Narragansett Bay and cycling in the state. She volunteers with Bike Newport, presently she is chairwoman of the board of directors.




How to reach Senator Euer:


34 Bliss Road

Newport, RI 02840