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COVENTRYâ€” 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 â€śtoyedâ€ť with the idea of running for the town council seat prior to Jendzejecâ€™s resignation, but when he resigned it made her â€śaccelerateâ€ť the process.
â€śI think there are some things in town that we can do better at,â€ť she added. â€śIâ€™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; weâ€™ve had some bad press in the news and I feel we have a good community.â€ť
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 â€śthe 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.â€ť
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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