NEWPORT, RI — Beth and Mike Cullen are both running for elected office in Newport. The couple has served on various commissions and boards.
Beth and Mike live with their 17-year0old son, Mac, two cats and a goldfish. She, a fourth-generation Newporter, is running for an at-large seat on the City Council, while he, who holds a master’s in Business Administration from Harvard, is running for the School Committee.
Campaign website: http://www.beth02840.com/
Why are you seeking elective office?
Newport is at a tipping point. I’ve chosen to run for Newport city council at-large. My husband Mike is running for the Newport school committee. We’ve been watching those over-sized, out-of-scale hotels go up on our historic waterfront, at the same time, we’ve been observing the highly skewed Rogers high school planning process take place. We can see that Newport is in a dire position; it’s standing at the precipice. Our character