Lynn Ceglie has announced her intention to run for re-election to the Newport City Council representing the 2nd Ward.

Ceglie is the first City Council member or candidate to publically announce her intent to run for re-election in November.

“I am announcing my run for re-election in Newport’s 2 nd Ward. I have been a strong advocate working hard to be very responsive to my fellow 2 nd Ward residents,” Ceglie said in a press release on Tuesday.

Ceglie, who first took office on December 1st, 2016, also serves as Vice-Chair on the council and is currently serving as a Council Liaison to the Edward King House Senior Center, Newport Public Education Foundation, Newport Public Schools, Newport Partnership for Families, Broadway Merchants, Washington Square Advisory, Engage Newport, Comprehensive Land Use Plan, Newport Public Library, Newport Re-Uses Subcommittee, Newport Spring Project, Chamber of Commerce Retail and Hospitality Committee, and Newport Tourism Management District, according to her website.

“Engaging collaboratively with my fellow council members and community leaders, I have worked to improve the quality of life for all Newport residents. Newport needs common sense voices to keep moving our city forward on a myriad of issues including economic development, safety, and infrastructure. I would be honored to earn your vote so I can continue to stand up for the residents of the 2 nd Ward for the next two years,” Ceglie continued.

Ceglie is a past vice chairwoman of the Newport Zoning Board of Review, a member of the 375th Anniversary Committee and the 2007 Charter Review Commission.

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