Carol McEntee, Democrat for SK Town Council
Carol McEntee is running for re-election to the South Kingstown Town Council.
Name : Carol Hagan McEntee, Esq.
Date of birth : May 7, 1954
Place of residence : South Kingstown
Education - College
College : URI
Degree : BA
Year of graduation : 1976
Education - Advanced Degrees
University : Suffolk University Law School
Area of research : Juris Doctorate
Year of graduation : 1986
Job titles held : Special Asst. to the Attorney General, Asst. City Solicitor for Warwick
Employers : McEntee and McEntee Law Offices, Warwick and Wakefield
Party affiliation : Democrat
Running for position: South Kingstown Town Council
First elected: November 4, 2008
Previous elective offices : Democratic State Committeewoman District 32
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : Democratic candidate for Mayor of Warwick
Address 70B Broad Rock Road, Wakefield, RI 02879
Name : Michael J. McEntee, Esq.
I have been a practicing attorney for 26 years, engaged in the following areas of law - automobile accidents, personal injury, divorce and child support, criminal defense including DUI and refusal to take chemical test, real estate, wills and probate. Licensed to practice in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
The most challenging issue in South Kingstown is the balancing act between keeping taxes low while providing quality services. Maintaining an excellent educational system, supporting senior services, preserving our environment, open space acquisitions, revitalizing historic villages, providing public safety and municipal programs such as Parks and Recreation and paving roads are expensive undertakings. This year we were able to maintain these high quality services with a ZERO tax increase.
I have been a South Kingstown Town Councilwoman for the past four years and the economic conditions for Rhode Island have been grim, but in spite of the economy I have seen a positive change in our community. I have worked to promote economic development, which has translated into a stronger and livelier center of Wakefield, with more bars and restaurants, and a stronger arts community. We were even in a Hollywood Movie (Moonrise Kingdom).
Economic development increases tax revenue and decreases the burden on our taxpayers. I will work with local businesses, including the University of Rhode Island and South County Hospital, in an effort to encourage economic growth and promote a business friendly environment.
Investing in our children means providing funding to ensure that South Kingstown maintains and improves on its’ excellent schools and delivers high quality education. The future of our town requires us to invest in our children and to provide them with a great education to compete in an ever-changing and complex world. This year our educational system has maintained its’ high rankings with a ZERO tax increase.
The town has engaged in various projects, which were grant-funded and resulted in the reduction of our carbon footprint and decreased energy costs. I will promote energy conservation efforts to protect our planet and provide energy savings.
I have been active in finding solutions to the health and safety issues that face Matunuck residents due to erosion. I support collaboration of services with other entities to reduce town spending. I will continue to advocate in support of the town’s efforts to acquire state and federal funding for municipal projects, such as the paving of High Street and the construction of the Wakefield Intermodal Facility. I support innovative ideas and solutions to seize new opportunities for savings. If re-elected as a town councilwoman, I will continue these efforts and more to bring positive change to South Kingstown.
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