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Watchaug Pond
Lorna Persson - Town Council
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Lorna has been a resident of Charlestown for the past 33 years, where her husband and she have worked and raised their 3 children. She grew up in Richmond, attended Chariho followed by an education at URI, graduating with a degree in Zoology. She worked at Pfizer for several years before settling into a 40 year career at The Nordic, a successful family-run restaurant in Town.

Lorna and Steve’s children attended the Meadowbrook Waldorf School where she was very involved in many leadership positions and currently serves as a Trustee on its Board. She is an active member of the St. Andrew Lutheran Church and has volunteered in a variety of positions including Church Council.


She currently is serving as a member of the Charlestown Economic Improvement Commission. She spends her off-time enjoying friends and family, dining out, traveling, hiking and shooting sporting clays.

Lorna believes that a healthy democracy begins at the local level and that town leadership should reflect the entire community. She is happy to be a part of a thriving community that welcomes retirees, young families and entrepreneurs. Lorna would strive for being a part of a Council that works to balance the maintenance our town’s rural character with thoughtful development, preservation of land owner’s rights, and a Ninigret Park that is enjoyed & shared by all in our community.

If elected, she pledges to:

  • Listen to her constituents and fellow councilors,

  • Educate herself and her community about issues that are important to all townspeople,

  • Respect the interests and ideas of many,

  • Balance a broad spectrum of visions and ideals when making decisions, creating policy and governing.

Lorna has been a

  • Resident of Charlestown for over 32 years.

  • Manager of The Nordic, a family-run iconic restaurant in Charlestown.

  • Member of the Charlestown Economic Improvement Commission.

  • Interested and involved community member.

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