2018-11-01 / Election News

Jim Dring

Candidate Statement

I am the father of three young daughters and a homeowner, and if I am elected to the City Council a major focus of mine will be to create a Homestead exemption for Newport residents. This is common in many states and it already exists in some cities in Rhode Island and it is time for Newport to adopt this exemption as well.

We have great opportunities ahead of us in Newport. The realignment of the Newport Bridge ramps and the acquisition of the naval properties will be an enormous benefit to Newport. As a former Chairman of the Newport Planning Board, I have the background and experience to make sure these redevelopments are done properly and do not have an adverse effect on our neighborhoods.

I kindly ask for your vote on Nov. 6.

Jim Dring
Newport Ward 1 Candidate

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