2018-10-25 / Election News

Susan Taylor

Candidate Endorsement

I write to endorse Susan Taylor as Councilor “at large” for Newport. I’ve known Susan for many years; for the past two she has served as First Ward councilor. I’ve observed directly how hard Susan works, and her devotion to Newport. She is a great communicator, an experienced lawyer and a strong advocate for Newport.

Susan has demonstrated a broad knowledge of the issues. With exceptional and thoughtful vision for the city, she imagines Newport as an ideal community. She’s also acutely aware of the issues facing its leadership. She’s seen families looking to relocate shy away from Newport because of the schools’ reputation and the lack of housing. She’s a strong advocate for minorities and was instrumental in bringing RIDOT to Newport for conversations with community groups about the Pell Bridge ramp project that will affect the entire city.

Susan makes her decisions with integrity. She supports the people of this city and we can trust her to make Newport a better place to live for all of us.

Dr. Charlie Shoemaker
Former Chair,
Newport School Committee

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