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Town Council
Chuck Levesque

I have lived in Portsmouth my entire life (68 years); I am the youngest child of Anna Doyle Levesque and Former Portsmouth State Senator Thomas Hughes Levesque. There were five in our family, my brother, Tom, who lives with his wife, Susan, in CFP. My brother Ern, who lives with his wife, Marie, on Water Street. My late brother, George, with whom I served for 4 years in the Rhode Island House of Representatives (he represented Jamestown), and my late sister, Mary, who served in the Rhode Island House of Representatives for 8 years, four of which we served together.  I humbly ask for your vote this November so we, together, can continue making Portsmouth the best for all families for generations to come. 
 
Education:
Portsmouth High School (1972)             
University of Rhode Island Rhode Island (1977)  
Loyola University School of Law (1980)
 
Community Involvement:
Assistant Solicitor, Town of Portsmouth (1986-1988)
Portsmouth Town Council (1988 - 1992), Vice President (1990 - 1992)

  • Initiated purchase of the property that eventually became Seveney Sports Complex

  • Reformed local tax policy to alleviate the burden felt by farmers to develop their property

  • Passed Needs-Based exemption focused on seniors with fixed incomes.

Rhode Island House of Representatives (1992 - 2000) 
Rhode Island Senate (2002 - 2012) 
Family Court Magistrate (2012 - 2020)
 
Community Recognition:
MST Services “Whatever It Takes” Annual Champion (2015)
Raymond J. Pettine “Civil Libertarian of the Year” Award - RI ACLU (2011)
Honored byRhode Island Communities for Addiction Recovery (2010)
Woman’s Newport League’s Rhode Island State Senator of the Year Award (2010
James E. Carney Public Health Legislation Award - RI Department of Health (2009)
James L. Maher Center Legislative Award (2009)
John E. Fogarty Memorial Award - Governor’s Commission on Disabilities (2008)
President’s Award - NAACP Newport Chapter (2004)
 
Organizational Memberships
Board of Directors, Newport County Women’s Resource Center (1984-1992)
Board of Directors of SSTAR (2003 to 2004)
Silver Life Member NAACP since 2006.
Board of Directors of Open Doors since 2015