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LETTER: SK’s Cotter Supports Tanzi

The chairwoman of the South Kingstown School Committee is endorsing Teresa Tanzi for another term.

To the editor,

It is important to hold incumbents accountable for their elected service; it is also important to recognize incumbents who merit another term.

This election year, Teresa Tanzi is an incumbent who merits being re- elected to serve District 34 in the RI General Assembly House of Representatives.

In my experience, Teresa clearly demonstrated a pro-active approach.  She could be seen at school committee and Town Council meetings as well as other community meetings throughout her two-year term. She was accessible, constituent concerns were listened to and heard, and legislative remedies were pursued.

As a freshman, Teresa quickly established herself as a credible legislator. She was deeply involved in the issues sponsoring and co-sponsoring bills ranging from the environment to education to economics to farming and fishing, to health care, and more.

In particular, I would like to acknowledge Teresa’s courageous vote to support pension reform. I cannot recall a more high profile, more contentious issue for our state in the past decade. The impact of no pension reform would likely have resulted in serious negative consequences for education funding.

I thank Teresa for stepping up to the plate - the pension reform enables us to continue the high quality education program our community values.

Teresa Tanzi is an energetic, capable, and progressive candidate whose record affirms that she is well-qualified to serve District 34 for a second term in the RI General Assembly House of Representatives.

- Maureen Cotter, South Kingstown School Committee Chair

Jonathan Kaspar November 03, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Teresa has represented us well! I've found her to be hard-working and committed, and never partisan, just community-minded. I feel very confident she has our best interests at heart and works for us up there at the State House and back here.
eMILY November 05, 2012 at 07:08 AM
Yup, and Cotter supported the Fogartys too... looked how that turned out... lol. Cotter, the Fogartys, Tanzi--lump them all in because they are all one big ol mess. Tanzi is loathed by the fishing community yet she touts her pair trawling bill which is for one year and means absolutely nothing. Teresa's big problem: her own fluffed up sense of self-importance. Au revoir.
eMILY November 05, 2012 at 07:11 AM
However, my main objection to Rep. Tanzi is that I work in a group home. I cannot understand why any state representative would have voted AGAINST restoring money in the state's budget to people who are developmentally challenged... I can't stand the term "developmentally disabled" because these wonderful people can be "enabled" and capable if they are provided the help they need. Rep. Tanzi has some explaining to do on this one before I can vote for her again. Fool me once, ...
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scott d. awg November 06, 2012 at 07:44 PM
She is no different than the rest of the sheep. INCOMPETENT!!

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