Simpkins seeking new ideas in town governance

Simpkins seeking new ideas in town governance

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Christopher Simpkins, candidate for Town Council, said he’s running to bring new faces, new ideas and new energy to town governance. He said he believes his experience as a software developer lends itself to the role.

“For over 20 years, I’ve been finding practical solutions to problems and building consensus among diverse groups of people to get stuff done. I’ve leveraged data to make decisions transparently and creativity to move projects forward in financially responsible and efficient ways,” he said. “I hope to do the same for North Smithfield.”

Simpkins said he’s disagreed with a number of recent opinions by town officials around issues such as solar development and budgeting. He plans to bring a different perspective and do what’s right for the town as a whole.

“We need a wider range of representation and new ways of thinking about things. That’s why I’m getting involved.”