Name : Mr. David Michael Nelson
Also known as : Dave
Date of birth : 01 January 1957
Place of residence : 66 Peaceful Way Tiverton
Attended college : Yes
College : Boston College
Degree : BA Economics & Philosophy
Year of graduation : 1979
Has served in the military: Yes
Rank : Captain
Date when discharged from duty : 01 May 1986
Job titles held : Operations Program Manager
Employers : IBM
Party affiliation : Republican
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Town Council
First elected: 08 November 2010
Previous elective offices : Tiverton Town Council
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : none
Website : www.TivertonCC.com
I believe that public service is one way to return the blessings that living in our great country provides to all of us. I know that achievement is more than words, that we should be judged by our actions and results. My record of public service is one of reform and progress. Change is not easy, especially in today's polarizing political climate, but it is possible with the support of voters who recognize the need for government to live within its means. I believe we need to accelerate educational reforms, and make Tiverton a true achiever while breaking down barriers that perpetuate low performance and underachievement. I hereby pledge to:
- Support limiting the municipal tax levy increase to 2% per year or less.
- Support expanding the tax base by encouraging community-minded businesses to locate in Tiverton.
- Support no tolls on the new Sakonnet River Bridge, and pledge to fight against the imposition of tolls.