2018-10-18 / Election News

Wick Rudd

Candidate Statement

The City of Newport has many challenges and opportunities; bridge realignment and North End Project, Naval Hospital land, Newport Grand reuse, Pell School overcrowding and derelict Rogers High School, Visitor’s Center, parking, Airbnb, sea rise and more. I am running for City Council-at- Large because I believe that with judgment and leadership these issues are all, although challenges, great opportunities to move our beloved City in the right direction.

In the Comprehensive Plan of 2017, which I co-authored, it states that our population will drop another 25 percent in 20 years, and we will be older. Simply put, we need to attract more young people and families to Newport. To do that we need to improve the schools, help create jobs and build middle income housing.

We need people on the Council that can take these disparate issues, construct an overarching vision, consulting with City residents, where most of the great ideas come from, and come up with a common sense, integrated plan. With my experience on the Planning Board, and current service on the Zoning Board, I hope you, the voters, will give me that chance.

Wick Rudd
Newport City Council Candidate

Candidate statements are limited to 150 words in print. Rudd's full candidate statements can be read at NewportNow.online under the Elections tab.

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