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Here we share an election profile for Chris Semonelli who is seeking election on as Representative for District 72 (Middletown, Portsmouth).
Current office (if none, please note none. Please note when elected initially, ex: Town Council, 1964):
Previous political/government elected offices held, and years:
With 3 terms on Middletown Town Council, two as President, 2008-2014
Previous or current appointed government positions (including boards and commissions) :
Past member of the Newport County Regionalization Study Committee
Town Council Liaison to the Middletown Beach CommitteeTown Council Liaison to the Middletown Economic Development Committee
Past member of the Middletown Town Council Regionalization Study Committee-2010-2012
Past member of Coyote study Committee -2010-2012
Past Middletown Charter Commission Chair
Political Party Affiliation in 2020:
Previous political party affiliation if different from above:
Previous elective political positions sought, year and outcomes:
If applicable: As an incumbent, I am most proud of:
If elected my three top goals are:
My Plan is to work with Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton and Jamestown, in concert, to push back on budget cuts at the statehouse.
I will apply this same intensity and energy to attack and address Budget issues and do everything and anything that I can to correct budget issues in Disabilities ,Education, Senior Citizens programs , Mental Health issues and Veteran’s Affairs
Employment and Education
My current employment, including title, is:
Vice President Sales and Marketing ESquared
President Coated Technical Solutions
Schools and degrees:
Middletown High School – Graduated 1973
Community College of Rhode Island(CCRI)- Associate Engineering Degree- 1977
Northeastern University- BS Chemical Engineering with honors- Graduated 1980
Above education was self-supported
Pepperdine University, MBA- 1984
Professional organizations, please not leadership positions:
Middletown Rotary- Past President
Parishioner and Lector Saint Mary’s Church- Newport Rhode Island
Co-Director and co-founder, Newport County Mentor/Co-Op Group for high school students
DCYF Foster Family program member
Awards of recognitions associated with work:
Non-profit community organization affiliations and any leadership positions:
present Member Rhode Island Disabilities Council
Vice Chair Rhode Island Disability Advocacy Group- RI Force
Director, Newport County Parents Advocacy Group
Awards of recognitions associated with volunteer work:
2019 Community Service Awardee