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COVENTRY- After five years of serving on the Coventry Town Council, District 5 representative Ted Jendzejec stepped down as of February 28.
Jendzejec explained the reason was due to a move to Cranston on the same day to begin a new chapter of his life with his fiancĂ©, Lori Kenney.
Some residents were calling for his resignation during last weekâ€™s council meeting because he hadnâ€™t actually made the move yet and some were under the impression he was going to have two residences.
â€śNot true at all,â€ť he said that night after the meeting. â€śIâ€™m moving to live with my fiancĂ©. As of Friday, I have officially changed residences.â€ť
As he reflected on his time serving on the council, Jendzejec, who has been a life-long resident of his district, said one of the major challenges had always been keeping taxes low and trying to give the people in town something back for all the money they pay.
â€śI will say Iâ€™m very proud of the residents for passing the bonds for the schools because we really needed that,â€ť he said.
Jendzejec has been involved in politics in some form or another since he was 18 years old.
â€śI was always involved in one campaign or another,â€ť he said, â€śsince my dad was council president in 1968, when they used to run town-wide.â€ť
He said he loves the energy, the different ideas people bring to the table, he likes meeting people from all walks of life and helping people.
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