My announcement to seek Representative for district 71 is not a decision I take lightly. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the Town of Portsmouth on the town council for 6 years, 2 years as council president. There were times that hard decisions had to be made but as your council president, I made every effort to represent all citizens and not just one special interest group.
Moving forward, I ask all voters to join me in our path toward the future. I have made many accomplishments during my tenure on the town council. Just like our community has grown so has my own journey grown. I ask each and every citizen for your support and I ask that you allow me to continue to build on a better future for Rhode Island. My proven record of commitment, honesty and integrity will help keep us on that path to a brighter future.
Residents of District 71 (Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton) deserve the most qualified person to fill the seat in the House of Representatives. My entire career consisted of serving all citizens both being a police officer and serving on the Town Council. My focus has always been directed towards public service. As your Representative, I can assure you that I will continue to work for all citizens and advocate for the quality of life for everyone.
I am a leader that is inclusive of all people - not about pushing personal agendas. I am a leader that considers everyone to be on the same team and treated as equal - not one that is interested in division and dissention. The best example of leadership is leadership by example.
An effective leader must possess sound judgment, treat people equally and fairly and have the skills necessary to build consensus. The choice is clear. I am the effective leader. Together we can make a difference.
Dennis M Canario