Town Administrator

                                    Antonio (Tony) A. Teixeira

Tony , as he is known to everyone, was born on the island of Faial, Azores, on November 23, 1955. He came to the USA  in March, 1970 with his older brother Jose to join his mother, father, and sisters, Fatima and Conceicao, in Bristol. Upon his arrival, he enrolled at Bristol High School until he graduated in June 1974, ranking 15th in his class of 243 students. After graduating from BHS, he went on to attend Southeastern Massachusetts University, in North Dartmouth, graduating in 1978 joining the Dean’s List.

After graduation, Tony joined his Alma Mater as a teacher. During his tenure with the school system, he performed various functions;  teacher, coach for  the Boys and Girls Soccer Teams for 24 years,  Guidance Counselor, Class Advisor for four classes; ’89, ‘92¸’00 and ’05 and Dean of Students for five years. While working, he also attended the Educational Counseling Program at Rhode Island College and accounting at Roger Williams University.

Tony retired in 2009 from the School Department, but did not retire from life. In 2010, Tony ran for the Bristol Town Council and went on to serve until 2012. In 2012, Tony ran for Town Administrator and has been honored to serve for the last 4 years. He is currently running for a third term.

Tony has served on many committees and organizations over the years; Fundacao Faialense, Co-Founder of Bristol Youth Soccer, Town of Bristol Charter Commission, Bristol Christmas Festival Committee, The Academy of Codfish of New England, Bristol Athletic Hall of Fame, Bristol Elks, Knights of Columbus, Columban Fathers Outing Committee, St. Mary’s Parish Council, Knights of Corte Reais. Tony has also been the recipient of many awards: Public Services Award (2016), Government Award (2013), Fourth of July Chief Marshall (2012)¸ Fourth of July Hattie Brown Award (2009), Bristol Christmas Spirit Award (2005), Bristol Athletic Hall of Fame Induction (1999), RI Words Unlimited, Coach of the Year (1997) and RI & Bristol Jaycees Outstanding Man of the Year (1991).

He and Jacqueline A. (Mascagna) have been married for 42 years and enjoy their six children;  Camille, Neal, Alexandria, Candace, Nicole, Justin and nine grandchildren; Kerry, Tori, Richard, Kayla, Rocco, Alivia, Aria, Aubriana and Jacoby.


Tony's Policy

The policy for the Administrator will be an open door policy! It will be his pleasure to serve the people of Bristol in the upcoming years. Please do stop by, we look forward to seeing you!