I have lived and worked in Newport since 1977 and find it to be the best town anywhere. I have been on the Council for 6 years and would like to continue to serve the residents of Newport.
I would like to increase residents participation by establishing social media and twitter for residents to get current information and to give feedback to the city. To work with the Marine Science Center, the Community College, OSU, OMSI, NOAA and the local school district to bring marine science professionals to our local schools. To encourage and support the School District’s Ocean Literacy Initiative. To move forward on the under grounding of overhead power lines for beautification in the north Highway 101 and Highway 20 corridors.
To continue to work on the South Beach Urban Renewal area to find suitable businesses for that area. To continue to work on the Cascades West Area Commission on Transportation to get the proposed sidewalk from NE 25th up to NE 36th street funded and built. To continue to work with the Destinations Tourism group to encourage tourism to Newport.
I believe that my experience in over 30 years as a police supervisor with the city gives me an understanding of the work that can be accomplished by the city’s great staff. Serving on the council the past six years has given me the knowledge to handle the more complicated and sometimes politically tough decisions. I have also worked hard at building consensus when dealing with complex issues to find the best solution for everyone. I will not be seeking any endorsements from any special interest groups for my campaign.
I would greatly appreciate your vote in the upcoming election.
Candidate for Newport City Council