Rachel McNally, President of Save Cranston’s Open Space, is tossing her hat into the ring for City Council in Cranston. She states in the following letter that the current Ward 6 Council representative, Jeff Barone, will not be seeking re-election.
Dear Neighbors and Friends,
I have decided to run for the Ward 6 Cranston City Council seat because I feel that is the best way to continue my efforts to protect the quality of life in our neighborhoods. I will be running as an Independent and ask that you continue to support the work that I have done on all of our behalves. Over the past year, I have proven my dedication to issues of concern to residents and will continue to do so. Factoring into this decision was the fact that Jeff Barone, our current City Councilman, chose not to seek re-election. I see this as an opportune time to take my commitment of representing the best interests of the residents of Ward 6 to a higher level.
As your Councilwoman, I would be a strong advocate for protecting the Mulliganâ€™s Island property from ill-conceived commercial development and work with you on issues that affect the quality of life in our neighborhoods. You have seen what I can accomplish when I am motivated by the best interests of the community and have the support of my neighbors. You also know that my commitment to protecting our homes and neighborhoods is unwavering and holding a position on the City Council would enable me to have a stronger voice in the City and to keep the concerns of Ward 6 in the forefront.
In order to campaign effectively and maintain the integrity of Save Cranstonâ€™s Open Space, I will be stepping down as President during the election season. Lori Chartier will be acting as President of Save Cranstonâ€™s Open Space until after the election, at which time the outcome of my campaign will be decided. I understand that this will be an uphill battle, but so was stopping the big-box development at Mulliganâ€™s Island and a city-owned ballfield; yet, together we were able to accomplish that. I am confident that I am the best person to represent Ward 6 and ask you to remember my commitment to you and know that you can count on me to work diligently to serve as your voice in City Council. I have earned your trust and will work to maintain that trust because it means a great deal to me.
If you are interested in assisting me in anyway or would like to be added to my official campaign e-mail list, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Independent for Ward 6