Newport Mayor

The Newport Mayor serves 4 year term.

Christopher Maloney

Political party: Nonpartisan

Question 1:

Over the past several years many residents have found it difficult to find meaningful employment that is accessible to them. What steps will you take to ensure that residents in our more urban neighborhoods will be able to have the same opportunities as other communities, and to ensure that every part of the city benefits from economic development?

Did not respond.

Jerry Rex Peluso

Political party: Nonpartisan

Question 1:

Over the past several years many residents have found it difficult to find meaningful employment that is accessible to them. What steps will you take to ensure that residents in our more urban neighborhoods will be able to have the same opportunities as other communities, and to ensure that every part of the city benefits from economic development?

In recent years the city of Newport has been very successful in attracting business resulting in job creation. Since 2114 over 800 new jobs found it's way to our community. These jobs range from service type positions to medical to professional and the future looks even better with over $1.8 billion in development investments planned in the next few years. Newport is only 3 1/2 sq miles in size and with all the development activity that's occurred and going to happen is phenomenal.