DERBY - Vicky Farrand-Lewis is seeking a three-year seat on the Derby Select Board, a position that has opened up after long-time member Karen Jenne decided to run for the town clerk and treasurer position instead.
Lewis began attending more town meetings and speaking up when the town was discussing the proposal to erect industrial sized turbines on Derby Line farms. Lewis supports a moratorium on future wind developments because she feels more research is needed on their effects on surrounding areas.
Lewis is passionate about where she lives. She loves her Derby home and the quality of life within the town. She said she could live anywhere but chooses Derby. She has decided to seek public office in order to protect and preserve the life she and so many other residents love and appreciate.
For more on this article, see the Monday edition of the Newport Daily Express for Feb. 4, 2013.