October 24, 2014

Tanzi has ‘solid record’

            Re-elect Teresa Tanzi – that would be my advice to Wakefield, Peace Dale and Narragansett residents in House District 34. Here are a couple of reasons why.
            She has a solid record in voting for important government reforms – a record that displays considerable integrity, something sorely missing in Rhode Island. She received the second-highest score in the General Assembly on the 2014 Common Cause Legislative Scorecard. Tanzi sponsored a measure that was signed into law to increase accountability and transparency in tax credit programs and for state agency reports.
            She’s proposed legislation to protect fishermen when energy efficiency programs – also a state priority – threatened part of their livelihood. She has compassion and finds solutions that meet many people’s needs.
            Tanzi’s been active in a number of local efforts that have a direct impact on the quality of our lives. She’s brought needed legislative grants to South Kingstown C.A.R.E.S. and the Healthy Places by Design subcommittee on walking and biking. She rolls up her sleeves and gets things done. She’s engaged and always available.
            In closing, a demographic point: Tanzi is one of a handful of women legislators. Only about a quarter of the Rhode Island General Assembly’s members are women. Let’s make sure she stays.

Susan Marcus