Update: Our candidates worked together to write their campaign platform. You can read it here.
CRU Supports These Candidates:
Deborah A. Carney - Town Council
Deborah Carney currently serves as the Town Council Vice-President and has 20 year's experience in public service to Charlestown During that time, she served in various elected and volunteer positions in Charlestown and in the Chariho School District. She is a seasoned public servant and is a passionate advocate for the residents of Charlestown.
As a resident and taxpayer, Deb has the same concerns about the tax rate, the value of education, shoreline access, local businesses, and affordable community living as all residents do. Deb has proven that she does the research necessary to make informed decisions. Deb Carney has made a difference in Charlestown and will continue to do so because she is willing to stand up for all residents and make Charlestown a better place to live, work, and play.
Jodi J. Frank - Town Council
Jodi Frank is excited to represent all the people of Charlestown as a Town Councilor. She has resided here for twelve years and lives in the Burlingame State Forest area of town. She served on the Charlestown Parks and Recreation Commission for 6 years. While on the commission, she served on the Multi-Use Trails sub-committee, volunteered at the ice skating rink and Harvest Festivals, and became one of the Tree Stewards of the town.
W. Scott Keeley - Town Council
Scott Keeley has been an active citizen at town council meetings since he came to Charlestown in 2006, starting with the committee to install a dog park in Ninigret Park, and continuing with his current movement to citizens’ right to the shoreline. Scott and his wife Regina DeAngelo are mentors to the students at Chariho School’s Incubator Program, and do pro-bono work for local inventors through the Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG).
Grace F. Klinger - Town Council
Over the past 40 years Grace Klinger has taken on Community Leadership roles in various places she has called home. Grace and her husband relocated several times due to Corporate transfers and were fortunate to live in many wonderful Communities while raising a Family.
Stephen J. Stokes - Town Council
Stephen has been a resident of Charlestown since childhood and takes pride in the Charlestown community of both past and present. In addition to professional work in the fire service, Stephen has participated and served as a volunteer for Charlestown Ambulance and fire. Outside Stephen’s passion for EMS/Fire Services, he has worked with members of the Town Council and Planning Commission to help deliver the Solarize Charlestown Initiative and served on the Economic Improvement Commission. Stephen currently resides in Charlestown with his family where he also enjoys reading, playing music, and fine woodworking.
Patricia A. Stamps - Planning Commission
Patricia has been an active member of the Charlestown community for over 35 years. She moved to Charlestown as a young single mom and raised two very intelligent women. She has 4 beautiful grandchildren whom she spends as much time with as possible enjoying Charlestown's many resources.
Patricia holds a Real Estate license with Randall Realtors here in Charlestown, listing and selling properties in our beautiful coastal community. She is also a part of The Breachway Grill team.
Howard T. Stephens - Planning Commission
I have decided to run for the Planning Commission because I want to make a great place to live even better. I believe in a balanced approach to growth and feel I would be effective helping the Planning Commission reach consensus on key issues. I believe in maintaining our rural character and developing the best business and recreational opportunities in the town that are cost effective solutions advocated by the majority of our citizens.
Charles W. "Charlie" Beck - Town Moderator
Charlie Beck has lived in Charlestown for 40 years, 38 of which he has co-owned the Charlestown Mini Super with his brother Tim. Charlie served on the Charlestown Town Council from 1992 to 2000. He served as Town Council President for six of those eight years. He is the current Town Moderator, elected in 2018.