Cavanagh: I'll be 'an advocate for the people of Smithfield'

Cavanagh: I'll be 'an advocate for the people of Smithfield'

SMITHFIELD - Republican Maxine Cavanagh, who is seeking re-election to the Smithfield Town Council, said in a press release last week that if re-elected to Town Council, "I will always be an advocate for the people of Smithfield."

Cavanagh said that she was born in Canada and spent her winters in the city and summers on a farm in Ontario.

"When I was 20 years old, I took my first plane ride to go to Dallas for training to become a flight attendant with American Airlines," she said. "I have lived in Toronto, Dallas, New York, and Boston."

Cavanagh said that she is a naturalized American citizen who has lived in Smithfield for 38 years.

She added that she has been married to her husband Paul for over 45 years; the two have four adult children and eight grandchildren.

"Over the years, I have been an educational advocate trained by R.I.D.E, a foster mother licensed by D.C.Y F. for emergency shelter for very young children in crisis, a CCD teacher, a 4H leader, a patient advocate at Zambarano Hospital, and a Meals on Wheels volunteer." Over the years, Cavanagh said, she and her husband "worked tirelessly to clean up two E.P.A Superfund sites here in Smithfield."