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Here we share an election profile for Paul Marshall, who is seeking election on Newport City Council Ward 3.
Current office (if none, please note none. Please note when elected initially, ex: Town Council, 1964)
Previous political/government elected offices held, and years:
Previous or current appointed government positions (including boards and commissions) :
Planning Board – City of Newport
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:
Equity: As we look to the future, we need to be cognizant of our entire community. I hope to help steer city-wide decisions in a more conscientious and equitable way.
Education: Our children need access to a safe and prosperous school system. Great schools benefit the entire community.
Environment: Newport is affected by climate change – from sea-level rise; stormwater management; energy; and economy. Newport should be a leader in climate change resiliency.
Employment and Education
My current employment, including title, is:
Principle at PM Consulting Services, LLC.
Schools and degrees:
Roger’s High School – ‘07
Hobart and William Smith Colleges ‘11 – BA in English, BA in History (Cum Laude)
Brown University ‘19 – Master’s in Public Affairs (MPA)
Professional organizations, please not leadership positions:
Ski Utah – Director of Communications – Salt Lake City, UT (2014-2018)
Missy Farren and Associates – Account Executive – New York City, NY (2012-2014)
Black Pearl Restaurant – Bartender (among other things) – Newport, RI – (2003-2012)
Awards of recognitions associated with work:
Utah Business Magazine SAMMY Awards – Best PR Campaign 2017
Non-profit community organization affiliations and any leadership positions;
Protect Our Winters – Leadership and Partner Alliance
Clean Ocean Access
Awards of recognitions associated with volunteer work: