Terri Cortvriend, Chair of the Portsmouth School Committee, announced today that she is running as a Democrat in the 2018 elections to represent Rhode Island House District 72. District 72 includes portions of Middletown and Portsmouth, Kenneth Mendonca (R) currently represents District 72.

“I will bring your voice to the State House to help make our communities of Middletown and Portsmouth a better place to live, work, raise your family, and grow our businesses. I am running for State Representative of District 72 because I believe that the people of Middletown and Portsmouth deserve an engaged, compassionate, authentic, hard worker who has personal stakes in getting laws passed that will help us all thrive. A Representative who is dedicated to solving issues that affect our community daily. I will be visible and approachable. I promise effective, transparent representation and common-sense solutions. You can count on me to roll up my sleeves and pass legislation that will help you in your daily life”, Cortvriend stated in a prepared statement.

The Founder and CEO of Ocean Link, Inc. (a marine trade business in Melville), Terri has been a small business owner and employer for over 25 years. according to her website. Terri has served nine years on the Portsmouth School Committee, and has been its elected Chair since 2014.

“I am honored to serve with an incredible group of colleagues,” she says, “and thanks to our team’s responsible stewardship of taxpayer dollars, our teachers, students, and administrators have enjoyed years of fiscal stability.”

According to her campaign website, Terri serves as a Board Member of the Newport Chamber of Commerce, and as Vice Chair (formerly Chair) of the Portsmouth Tank Farm Redevelopment Advisory Committee. She serves on the Restoration Advisory Board for Naval Station Newport, and on the IYRS Marine System Program Advisory Committee. She served two terms on the Portsmouth Water and Fire District Advisory Board. Terri served on the Portsmouth Economic Development Committee, and on the Portsmouth Charter Review Committee. Terri is proud to be a long-standing member of the Portsmouth Democratic Town Committee.

For more information, VoteTerri.com 

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