Thank you for visiting my website. I am running for State Representative because the current state of affairs in the political world is troubling. Divisions amongst the electorate on societal issues have never been so clear. Partisanship and demagoguery, quite frankly, have become so strong that the basic fundamentals of the political process are beginning to weaken. If the last several years have taught us anything, its that democracy needs constant nourishment to remain strong - and if ignored, will crumble and chip away.
That is why leadership on the state level has never been so important. The people of Acushnet and New Bedford deserve someone who will take the initiative for bold solutions. The people of the 11th Bristol District deserve a fighter who will work tirelessly on issues that matter, such as diminishing opioid dependence and reversing wage stagnation. The days that lie ahead will require solutions to new economic troubles such as automation and a shrinking labor market. They will require solutions to a vulnerable education system. And, without a doubt, they will require someone who will face these issues with urgency, pragmatism, and teamwork. This is not the time for passive leadership. And this is certainly not the time for passive citizenship.
This is why I seek your support of my candidacy for State Representative of the Bristol 11th district in 2018. Having represented hundreds of injured workers at the Department of Industrial Accidents - and continuing to do so - I know what’s required to fight for the interests of the citizens of New Bedford and Acushnet. Sticking up for those against long odds is what I do best. It has been a mission of mine and, hopefully, come November 2018, it will be a mission of ours.