Like many of you, I’m frustrated with the hyper-partisanship
and career politicians in Washington D.C. who are unable to work together to solve the
problems that beset America and Rhode Island. A new approach is needed — a real
climate change in our nation’s capital — one that entrusts citizen legislators to
get the job done rather career politicians who are mostly looking to feather their owns
nests. I want to fight for and advocate on behalf of hardworking Rhode Islanders, small
businesses, and their most pressing day-to-day interests, instead of pontificating on
issues that, while significant, do not represent the most immediate concerns of Rhode
I come from a background that has enabled me to better
represent the needs of Rhode island’s citizens, many of whom, like the family I come
from, live paycheck to paycheck.
I have worked hard my whole life to support my family and
give back to the Rhode Island community that has given me so many opportunities to
succeed and to live a rewarding life.
I consider myself lucky to have had the chance to become a
living embodiment of the American dream – someone who started his working career as a
garbageman and, through education and hard work, has been privileged to
serve the people of Rhode Island in myriad ways, including as a Justice on its highest
court. I want Rhode Islanders, young and old, to have the same educational and
working opportunities as I did, so they too can experience, as I have, their own
version of the American dream right here in Rhode Island.
My objective is to become a Senator who will aggressively
advocate for what is in the best interests of America and Rhode Island, but who will
also pursue bipartisan solutions to our most vexing problems, including:
? Affordable and accessible healthcare;
? Reducing regulatory burdens on small businesses;
? Repairing and replacing aging infrastructure;
? Ensuring a clean and healthy environment;
? Eradicating the scourge of opioid addiction;
? Better border security and fixing our broken immigration
? A fair and equitable tax system.