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Here we share an election profile for Rachel Hussey, who is seeking election on Newport City Council Ward 3.

Rachel Hussey

Government/political history

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):


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:

  • Find a solution to the Rogers High School conundrum
  • Ensuring a fair, diverse, and sustainable economy year round
  • Adding innovative & unique solutions to age-old problems (overflowing trash bins, lack of parking, maintaining historic integrity, noise & speed complaints, missing signage, recycling options, etc)

Employment and Education

My current employment, including title, is:

Enumerator with the US Census Bureau (during Covid), and ESD Teacher with St. Michael’s School once school is back in session

Schools and degrees:

The American University of Paris, BA – Film Studies & International Communications

Professional organizations, please note leadership positions:

Social Media Consultant with Impact Hub Accra

Awards of recognitions associated with work:


Non-profit community organization affiliations and any leadership position:


Awards of recognitions associated with volunteer work:


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