Letter: Beauregard’s experience is essential for town leadership


Knowledge of community issues and hands-on experience are essential qualifications for all town leadership positions. North Smithfield needs dedicated and involved citizens who have proven their commitment and their understanding of our town’s needs to help steer its future course.

John Beauregard has the necessary qualifications. He made a mistake several years ago, and he admits it and has learned from it. John was merely seeking support and empathy for his fellow police officers, no more, and his intent was blown out of proportion. The Nike issue became something more than it was intended to be, and John was not re-elected as a result of it. It was a loss to North Smithfield.

Since he left office, John has continued to contribute to our community. In the past two years alone, he still serves or has served on the Park and Recreation Committee, North Smithfield Days Committee, Police Chief Search Committee, Veterans Memorial Stadium Committee, to name a few. He organized and supported the town’s July 4th fireworks displays in 2018 and 2019 as well as the 2020 High School Graduation finale. He was the assistant coach of the Middle School Girls Softball team. Most notably, he thought outside the box and suggested the idea that Green Development construct bathrooms and a concession stand at the Veterans Memorial Stadium in lieu of a one-time payment to the town – an exciting opportunity for much-needed and long-awaited upgrades to the high school fields.

John has proven his commitment to North Smithfield in many ways. He has always had our best interests uppermost in his decision-making. He has the experience needed to lead our community forward. He believes in the future of North Smithfield. North Smithfield should believe in him on November 3rd.

Jean and Bob Meo

Jean Meo is the Vice-Chairman of the North Smithfield School Committee

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