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Elizabeth Dolan, Republican Candidate for Town Council

Current Town Council President Elizabeth Dolan is seeking another term.

General Information

Name : Elizabeth Dolan
Also known as : Liz
Date of birth : 19 August 1960
Place of residence : North Kingstown

Education

College

Attended college : Yes
College : Wheaton College in Norton, MA
Degree : BA in Government
Year of graduation : 1982

Grad school

Ph D.

University : Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA
Area of research : JD
Year of graduation : 1985

Employment Information

Mother: 1988 - present

US Dept of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges, Washington, DC., Law Clerk, 1985-1987

US Dept of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Baltimore, MD, Trial Attorney, 1987 - 1990

Rhode Island Labor Relations Board, Board Member representing Management, 2000 - present

Political Information

Party affiliation : Republican
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Town Council
Chamber/district:
Incumbent: Yes
First elected: 08 November 2002
Previous elective offices : none
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : none

Campaign Manager

Name : self

Samantha Turner October 15, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Yes it was.
NK_Voter October 15, 2012 at 07:58 PM
MeanE: No--not "hanging my hat" on savings from FF scheduling changes. I am demonstrating that the TC is trying to control costs at both the town level and NKSD. We have to get the constantly increasing costs under control, and I agree that we can't do that if we elect the wrong people into power. Welch, etc., are on record siding with the unions..."it's "too hard" to fight the teachers union, the town was wrong to control costs with the FF's, etc... Well, who runs this town? The public sector Union bosses with their threats, lawsuits, last minute strikes "for the kids" and thug tactics? Do they get to set their wages and working hours and the elected town officials and voting taxpayer (the employers) are told to shut up and pay? How many NK taxpayers get this kind of deal? It may cost us up front to fight back and stop the constant bleeding from the public sector unions that are bankrupting towns and cities all over this country, but the money we spend now will be a small investment for our future. And you may want to review past town budgets to see who and when some of our town employees got raises--as well as non-union school workers.
LiveLaughLove October 15, 2012 at 10:43 PM
The firefighters OFFERED concessions...over $1MM. Not good enough. Went to binding arbitration. Ignored by the Town Council (Republicans), who wrote an illegal ordinance intended to bypass the entire process, changing hourly pay and number of hours for firefighters. Ruled illegal by a judge. This illegal schedule is STILL in place per the TC, and the bills are going up every day. Additionally, the severely understaffed fire department is working way too many hours, some over 100 hours per week. This is an accident waiting to happen. Talk about opening this town up to liability! This is irresponsible and expensive.
NK_Voter October 16, 2012 at 02:12 AM
LLL...do you have any proof of this assertion? Details? Please provide a link.
Crystal Ball October 22, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Nk_Voter, The town of East Greenwich has decreased it's tax rate. This was accomplished by well thought-out business development. The medical building on route 2 in East Greenwich enhance services TO the town while reducing the tax rate. This TC cherry picks housing developments for their well connected developers!

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