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Duxbury out to fill vacant council seat

March 11, 2014

COVENTRY— Long-time resident Tammy Duxbury has announced her candidacy for Town Council District 5 seat, following the resignation of five-year member Ted Jendzejec.

Duxbury explained that she had “toyed” with the idea of running for the town council seat prior to Jendzejec’s resignation, but when he resigned it made her “accelerate” the process.

“I think there are some things in town that we can do better at,” she added. “I’ve lived here for 23 years and over the last 10 years there have been a lot of issues that have been brought up, particularly over the last several years; we’ve had some bad press in the news and I feel we have a good community.”

Although nobody is sure whether a special election will be held to fill the seat or if it will be vacant until November, Duxbury said she hoped “the town officials will act in a manner which ensures the people of District 5 have a voice on the town council as import issues are decided in the next few months.”

During the past few years, Duxbury has worn many hats local and state-wide. She is currently a member of the Rhode Island Society of CPAs, American Institute of CPAs and has held board positions with several non-profit organizations including Mother Against Drunk Driving, the Coventry Girls Softball League and Citizens Advocating for a Safe Environment (CASE).

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