Ms. Claudine Schneider was elected as a Republican to the 97th Congress and was re-elected to the four succeeding Congresses, serving from January 3, 1981 to January 3, 1991 for Rhode Island’s 2nd congressional district. The first woman elected from Rhode Island to the U.S. House of Representatives, Claudine Schneider also was the first Republican Representative to serve the state in more than 40 years. Schneider earned a reputation as one of the House’s strongest environmental advocates. She was the founder of the Rhode Island Committee on Energy in 1973, and was appointed executive director of the Conservation Law Foundationin 1974. She became Federal coordinator of Rhode Island Coastal Zone Management Program in 1978.
Ms. Schneider worked as a producer and host of a public affairs television program in Providence, Rhode Island from 1978 to 1979. After leaving Congress, she served as a member of the faculty of the John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University. She has been a resident of Boulder, Coloradofor twenty years, where she works as an independent environmental/ecological consultant. She studied at the University of Barcelona, Spain, and Rosemont College (Pennsylvania). She received a B.A. degree in languages from Windham College (Vermont) in 1969. She attended the University of Rhode IslandSchool of Community Planning in 1975.
Dr. J. Tim Waters, was elected to the Longmont City Council in 2017. He has forty plus years of leadership experience as a past teacher in K-12, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent. He has been an education policy adviser to Arizona Governor Bruce Babbitt, and from 1995-2014 he was President and CEO of McREL International, an education research, development, and service organization. He served under Governor Romer on the Colorado Commission on Education among other boards and commissions.
Dr. Waters has been recognized as a Distinguished Educator by the Kettering Foundationand is a recipient of the Equity Excellence award presented by the Colorado Institute for Gender Equity and the LULAC Award for Service to Hispanic Youth.He is the author of numerous articles and has received many awards. Tim and his wife Janie have lived in Longmont, CO for the last 24 years.Dr. Waters holds a BA from the University of Denver, with Masters and Doctoral degrees from Arizona State University.
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