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Here we share an election profile for Lauren Carson, who is seeking re-election as State Representative in District 75 (Newport).
State Rep District 75 – Newport – 2014-Present
Newport Energy and Environment Commission 2009-2015
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:
Constituent Services, Communications with my district, my efforts on issues of priority to Newporters
If elected my top goals are:
1. Continues efforts to communicate openly and honestly with newporters
2. Remain vigiliant on issues important to Newport: climate resilience, aging in community, expansion and diversification of our local economy, recovery from the impact of the Corona Virus
Employment and Education
My current employment, including title:
Part-time employer: The eastern RI Conservation District, Community Storm Water Management and Resilience Officer
Schools and degrees:
BA, Sociology, Ramapo College of NJ 1976
MBA, URI, 1991
MA in History, URI, 2008
Awards of recognitions associated with work:
Legislator of the Year 2019, the RI Audubon Society
Legislator of the Year, 2016, The RI Hospitality Association
Champion for Seniors, 2017, The Edward King House
Legislator of the Year, 2016, RI State Conservation Districts
Non-profit community organization affiliations and any leadership positions:
Board of Advisors, The Alliance for Livable Newport
Chairperson, the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 1997-2001
President, The Parents’ Association, St. Michaels School, Newport 22003-2004