I'm running for re-election as your State Representative. Here's why.
We need to fix that.
What the General Assembly continues to do is use one-time funds to patch holes in the state’s budget, while re-distributing many of the costs of state government downward. Communities like East Greenwich and West Greenwich are already financially strapped, but the legislature is consistently requiring them to do more, and sharing with them less.
These are not disconnected issues. What happens in education has a huge impact on business. What happens in business, especially small business, has a huge impact on the economy. When our economy slows, our cities and towns and taxpayers pick up the tab and pay more than they should for public services, for healthcare, for transportation and everything else. A poor economy is a regressive tax, and it impacts the well-being of everyone who calls Rhode Island home.
Rhode Island has suffered at the hands of a single, largely unopposed party on Smith Hill that has held an 85% majority there since the mid-1950’s. With a louder opposition voice, a smaller majority party in the General Assembly, and less influence by embedded special interests, we can begin to make a difference. It is time for a change, and I’d like to think I can help make it happen.
I humbly ask for your vote in the General Election on Nov. 3. In the meantime, if you have any questions or would like to raise any issues with me, e-mail me at I promise you a quick response.
I'm Anthony Giarrusso, and as you may know, I’m running for re-election as your State Representative in District 30, covering East Greenwich and part of West Greenwich. When I first ran in 2012, I had not been involved in politics before. I focused most of my community time coaching and working with kids.
But because I had a family and built a business in Rhode Island, I decided I could not just stand on the sidelines. I watched as this state has struggled and declined – and I believed - and still believe - we have to change our priorities if our businesses and our families are to be healthy, flourish, and stay here.
Our #1 export today is our children. We raise them, we spend great amounts of money educating them and then watch them leave when they cannot find good jobs here in Rhode Island.