Thomas Jefferson stated, "We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate." Less than half of the population aged 18-35 cast a vote, but account for 31% of the overall electorate. The Council's youngest incumbent is 53 years old, but the Town's average age is 43.5. As a 20 year old pursuing a seat on the Council I seek to provide inclusive representation while providing a new prospective and advocating a forward-thinking agenda.
Fostering business friendly practices.
Preserving our coastal environment.
Encouraging participation and activism.
I will ensure the implementation of business friendly practices and encourage development in the Quonset area.
I will push to review and expand the Post Road Façade Improvement Program to benefit our Town and businesses.
I will propose a plan to renovate the old Town Hall building, restoring a valuable historical site to house the Town's offices.
Allowing the development of and investment in the Wickford Elementary property would positively impact the Wickford area, boosting revenue for local businesses.
I will strengthen the plastic bag ban ordinance with stricter penalties and expand to include plastic straws. Paper straws are an easy replacement while being significantly more friendly to the environment.
I will recommend deploying solar-compacting wastebins to discourage littering and protect our coastal environment while saving money from littering deterrent costs.
I will submit an application to the EPA's SGIA program to foster economic growth, protect environmental resources, enhance public health, and plan for development.
I will advocate for joining our fellow municipalities in the Office of Energy Resources' campaign to Solarize RI and take advantage of incentives while keeping private solar farms out.
I will work with neighboring communities to raise awareness about important issues, such as Project Sticker Shock.
I will facilitate local campaigns to educate our community and continue to foster a safe and prosperous Town. For example, Jamestown's tick check.
A major factor when deciding where to raise a family is a town's quality of education. I will work with the School Committee to mitigate budgeting issues and provide our schools with the tools and resources to continue being a top school in RI.