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Here we share an election profile for William Kimes who is seeking election on Newport City Council At-Large.
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) :
Charter Review Board
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:
1. Help City Follow Through on the Promised Potential of Public Schools
2. Be Goal-Oriented, Accessible, Transparent to all Corners of Community
3. Identify Green and Blue Tech Partnerships and Pathways to Employment
Employment and Education
My current employment, including title, is:
Special Education Teacher, Newport Public Schools
Schools and degrees:
University of Vermont, BS: Secondary English Education, Minor Sociology
Northeastern University, Masters: Special Education
Professional organizations, please note leadership positions:
National Education Association, Rhode Island, local officer.
Awards of recognitions associated with work:
Non-profit community organization affiliations and any leadership positions: n/a
Awards of recognitions associated with volunteer work: