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Campaign for Rhode Island House of Representatives

I was born and raised in Newport. I attended local public elementary schools, graduated from De La Salle Academy and went on to earn degrees at Providence College and Bryant University. During my college years, I was the Newport County Vice President for the Young Democrats and a Page in the Rhode Island Senate.

After a few years in the field of Social Services, I spent most of my career in the emerging world of information technology. I worked for Honeywell, Raytheon, and a other software vendors. My final experiences in the world of computers were as a pioneer in the 'Year 2000 Conversion' process.

Since returning to Newport in 2000, I have been very active in this community. In summary, I have had the opportunity to serve a secretary of the City of Newport Planning Board, as a member of the West Side Task Force, and as Chairman of the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission.

I have also done volunteer work for the Old Colony & Newport Railway, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and the Newport Gulls.

I am concerned with the current economic and social issues in the State of Rhode Island and the effect that they are having on the City of Newport. I have been referred to as the 'voice of reason' on the Planning Board. I want to bring that 'voice' to the State House.

I am also concerned with:

  • the proposed cut backs of the RIPTA bus service to and from, as well as, within Newport,
  • the loss of meaningful employment opportunities in the City of Newport,
  • the deteriorating schools and diminishing school population,
  • the 'flight' of the working class to other communities,
  • the need for better processing of undocumented residents,
  • the lack of qualified candidates for public [elected and appointed] offices.

I am fortunate to have the time, health, and energy to dedicate my 'retirement' years to accomplishing 'interesting and meaningful' objectives. Toward that end, I have accepted the advice of many of my peers to seek public office.