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This letter is an endorsement for Peter Martin as the next State Representative from District 75. I realize that no one can replace the late Paul Crowley and his many years of tireless work for the district but I feel that Peter is fully qualified to carry on Rep. Crowley's work and inject new and innovative ideas.. Peter is willing to work hard for his constituency to insure issues like education, gambling and the Newport Bridge E-Z pass situation be addressed properly and finalized with a positive solution for the people of Newport and the 75th District.
Peter, a native Newporter, educated in Newport schools before moving on to earn degrees nom Providence College and Bryant University. Peter is a retired software consultant who has the time and is willing to work the hours necessary to support his district unlike his opponent. Working on behalf of the citizens of Newport since 2000, Peter serves on the City of Newport Planning Board as Secretary, the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission (Chairman 20042006) and the West Side Planning Commission.
Currently, Peter is an active volunteer with the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Friends of the Waterfront, Broadway Improvement Organization, Old Colony & Newport Railway and the Newport Gulls Baseball Team. The one area that I am keenly aware of Peter's efforts is with the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) of which I am a member. Because of the size of the organization, approximately 700 members, without Peter's efforts as a volunteer and his work as the webmaster, the information which is vital to all members to remain current on the everchanging events, as many members live outside of the Newport area, is crucial. Additionally, Peter serves or is the chairman of many committees. One of particular interest is the AOH Scholarship Committee. One of the many missions of the Hibernians is to help young men and women achieve their dream of getting a college education. Peter is the Secretary of the committee and does a wonderful job securing the best and most deserving candidates for the multiple scholarships offer ed by the Hibernians to any Newport student.
As you can see, Peter Martin is without doubt qualified to represent the citizens of Newport and especially the 75th District. He is deeply involved in his beloved community and paints a broad base of experience on the matters which directly effect the quality of life in Newport, whether it's education, future planning for the city or simply a tireless voice who will bring your concerns to the state house and work with current organizations to represent the needs of the Citizens of District 75.
Respectfully, Edward P. Kane