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