Monday, September 21, 2020

Carrie Downey Will Make a Great Mayor

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Submitted by Jerry Greenspan

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Carrie Downey Will Make a Great Mayor!!

Do we want someone in that job who can work with the Navy?
Who can listen to both sides of an issue?
Has a proven record of understanding and looking out for our town’s interests?

If I had to create that person she would likely seem an awful lot like Carrie. Why do I think so?  Because Carrie has accomplished all of those things many times over.

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Carrie served in the United States Navy from 1991 to 1999, and earned two Navy Achievement Medals at her first command, two Navy Commendation Medals at her second command and was named a Military Woman of Achievement twice in 9 years.

In 2010 Carrie was awarded the 2010 Take My Hand Peacemaker Award by the Coronado Human Relations Commission, in recognition of her consensus building efforts.

Carrie has served 3 terms as a member of the City Council. In 2014 she was asked to coordinate the city’s efforts as part of a US-Japan summit being held in San Diego. 30+ international visitors needed Coronado hosting for a week. She led Coronado’s response, lining up hosting families, historical lectures and much more.  How’d she do? Mayor Tanaka presented her with a key to the city.

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Carrie, in addition to being incredibly competent, is an awfully warm and approachable human being.

  Jerry Greenspan

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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to:


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