2018-06-28 / Opinion

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Carson Announces Bid for Re-Election

To the Editor:

I have declared that I am seeking re-election to a third term for House District 75 Representative. My campaign is called “Continuing to Put Newport First.”

First elected in 2014, I served as the Chairwoman of the House Study Commission on Tourism and the House Study Commission on Sea Rise. I held more than 15 meetings with hundreds of constituents. I serve on the House Small Business, Oversight and Municipal Government Committees.

I have been recognized as the 2017 Champion for Seniors by the Edward King House, the 2016 Ambassador of the Year by the Rhode Island Hospitality Association and the 2016 Legislator of Year by the Rhode Island Conservation Districts. I hold a Masters in Business Management and History from the University of Rhode Island and live in the Point.

Rep. Lauren Carson
House District 75

Ceglie Re-election Announcement

To the Editor:

I am announcing my run for re-election in Newport’s 2nd Ward. I have been a strong advocate working hard to be very responsive to my fellow 2nd Ward residents.

Engaging collaboratively with my fellow council members and community leaders, I have worked to improve the quality of life for all Newport residents. Newport needs common sense voices to keep moving our city forward on a myriad of issues including economic development, safety, and infrastructure. I would be honored to earn your vote so I can continue to stand up for the residents of the 2nd Ward for the next two years.

Lynn Ceglie
Newport

Taylor Goes for At-Large Seat

To the Editor:

The retirement of our mayor leaves a gaping hole and I’d like to see new people stepping up to serve the City. With two viable candidates in the First Ward, I’m choosing to run at large to represent the City I love. I’m gratified to have received much encouragement for this move. The issues I care about all involve long-term planning for the good of the City with a vision of Newport in 25 years.

I’ve engaged fully with the issues of concern to the north side, recognizing that its issues are Newport’s issues. These include reconnecting our neighborhoods with the Pell Bridge redesign, creating space for a new economy based on innovative technologies, addressing the questions of hotel space and short-term rentals and parking, while finding ways for cars and bicycles to coexist.

If Newporters choose me for an at large seat, they will be choosing, open transparent, collaborative decision-making with a long-term vision for Newport.

Susan Taylor
Newport City Councilor

Ward 3 Has an Opponent

To the Editor:

My interest in serving on the Newport City Council is to address issues of community and economic development such as housing affordability, gentrification and diversifying our seasonal hospitality centric industry into a 21st century year-round economy.

I bring 30 years of professional experience in financial services, healthcare and energy management ranging from strategic transformation, project management and consulting services. Additionally, I have served on local government zoning boards of review, master planning committee and a Newport based non-profit board of directors.

Peter Harty
Ward 3 City Council Candidate

McCalla Announces for Ward 1

To the Editor:

As a wife, mother, and professional, I know that the success of our community depends on access to quality public education and job opportunities. The highlight of my career has been working to empower children and families and help them identify solutions to the challenges they’re facing. I live in Newport with my wife, Allyson, and son, Ezra. In my position as recruiter/ trainer for Child & Family, I work to find and support foster families throughout Rhode Island.

I have 15 years of experience working with local nonprofits, including East Bay Community Action Program and Newport County Mental Health. I am currently a Board Member for Lucy’s Hearth, Sankofa Community Connection, the North End Neighborhood Association, and serve on the Parent Advisory Council with the Newport Public Schools.

Serving on the Newport City Council will allow me to continue that service and focus on important issues facing the families in our city.

Angela McCalla
Ward 1 City Council Candidate

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