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Tammy Duxbury Running for Town Council

Duxbury is a long-time resident of Coventry and a Certified Public Accountant.

Tammy Duxbury. Credit: Tammy Duxbury
Tammy Duxbury. Credit: Tammy Duxbury
The following is a news release:

As the residents of District 5 await word as to whether they will have representation on the Town Council in the months ahead or will have to wait until November to fill the vacant seat of the departing Councilman, Coventry resident Tammy Duxbury announced that she will run for the seat.

Duxbury, a long-time resident of Coventry and a Certified Public Accountant, said she will run for Town Council in District 5 either in a special election or in the general election scheduled for the fall. Coventry’s Town Charter is ambiguous about how to deal with the open seat created by the resignation of Councilman Thaddeus Jendzejec, but Duxbury said she hoped town officials will act in a manner which ensures the people of District 5 have a voice on the Town Council as important issues are decided in the next few months.

“Over the years, I have been active in the town, attending Council meetings, seeking to take part in the Charter Review Commission and promoting zoning polices that are in keeping with our Town Comprehensive plan,” said Duxbury. “Now, I’m running for the District 5 Council seat to represent our 
neighborhoods and fight for open and transparent town government.”

“I don’t know what is going to be decided in terms of filling the seat, but with the Town Council preparing to tackle next year’s budget, I believe the people of District 5 must have a voice in that process. We should not be shut out until next year.”

Duxbury, who is married and has three children, is a CPA and is a member of the accounting faculty at Bryant University. Over the years, she has been active in her profession and community. She is a member of the RI Society of CPAs, American Institute of CPAs and has held board positions with several nonprofit organizations including MADD RI, the Coventry Girls Softball League and Citizens Advocating for a Safe Environment (CASE).

In launching her campaign for Town Council, Duxbury said she will focus on the issues of concern to her family and her neighbors in District 5, including: 
  • Correcting fiscal policies relating to unfunded public pension plans 
  • Growing our economy with community-friendly businesses 
  • Improving governmental transparency and access 
  • Resolving the Town’s fire and rescue service issues; 
  • Protecting our environment and preserving our rural areas 
“I look forward to speaking with my neighbors in the weeks ahead about the issues facing our town and how I can be an effective voice for them on the Town Council,” said Duxbury. “If there is a special election to make sure we have full representation on the Council, I am ready to get to work and 
reach out to voters so that our District has a say in the decision-making process for this town.”
Lisa Carde Bent March 06, 2014 at 08:23 AM
I know Tammy as well, she is very driven and will do an incredible job! Good lucky Tammy
Gem101 March 06, 2014 at 09:40 AM
We need independent town council members,no back scratching to either party. Remembering that you work for all the taxpayers just my opinion.
LongGoneAndHappy March 06, 2014 at 08:30 PM
Does she have a horn sticking out of her forehead? It's going to take a unicorn to replace Ted.
Luckycat March 07, 2014 at 10:28 AM
I agree with you longgone, Ted will be tough to replace but this lady sounds like a good start! I sat at several TC meetings where Ted brought ideas before the board and was shot down by the other members....we need a few of those members replaced to help her out.
the fishmen March 09, 2014 at 10:35 AM
Sometimes a good back scratch is not a bad thing. Good luck TD

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