Farrell leaving Kilmartin’s office to go to law school
Chris Farrell, who piloted Peter Kilmartin’s winning campaign for attorney general in 2010 with Brett Broesder, is leaving the office in July to attend a joint law school-MBA program at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut.
Farrell, a 27-year-0ld Cumberland native who serves as Kilmartin’s director of community outreach, says he received a full scholarship for the program. He managed finance, field and operations for Kilmartin’s AG run, while Broesder led communications, research and public affairs.
Farrell says the idea of going to law school was planted by Charles Ogletree, who taught President Obama at Harvard Law, when Farrell was working on the Obama primary campaign in northeast Indiana in 2008. “It was a thought,” he says. “It wasn’t really a plan.”
Farrell was raised on tales of the Kennedys. He became such a political geek, he says, that as a nine-year-old, he used an electoral map he received as a gift to chart the prospects for Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush on the eve of the 1992 presidential campaign.
Broesder previously left Kilmartin’s office to take a PR job in New York with Hill & Knowlton, although he’s been spotted back in the Ocean State and makes little secret of his desire to return for a longer stay:
Much to the dismay Larry and Sandy Broesder — my wonderful parents who reside in the great state of Minnesota — I consider Rhode Island home, and am blessed to have so many great friends there. And, in the future, my intention is to once again live in the Ocean State while working for another strong Democrat seeking elected office.