Cano Has the Most Endorsements From Local Leaders Now Totaling Forty
NORTH PROVIDENCE, RI – A majority of the North Providence Town Council announced today their support and endorsement of Sandra Cano in the race for Congressional District One, including: At-Large Member and Town Council President Dino Autiello, District One Members Steven Loporchio and Ronald R. Baccala, Jr, and District Two Member Ken Amoriggi.
Of his endorsement, Council President Dino Autiello, said: I’m backing Sandra for Congress because she has the experience to be effective in Congress that no other candidate has. She started out serving in local government, where she built an understanding of all the ways in which our federal delegation works with cities and towns to support everyday Rhode Islanders. She knows the vital importance of staying connected to the community and working across all levels of government to bring results for the working people and small businesses that sustain our state. Sandra won’t just be a strong voice for our values in Congress – she’ll be dedicated and unwavering in service to the people of Rhode Island.
Councilman Steven Loporchio, added: “Sandra has what it takes to represent us in Congress and be able to get things done. She is a focused, driven individual who’s deeply connected to the community. That drive means she’ll stop at nothing in pursuit of what she knows is right – and she has the track record to show for it. I’m proud to stand with Sandra Cano for Congress.”
Councilman Ronald R. Baccala, Jr said: “I appreciate a legislator who’s an independent thinker that can see all sides of the issues. Sandra is a level-headed, thoughtful, deliberative person. I trust her to always do the right thing, even when it’s hard, and not just fall in line. Her ability to work with all kinds of people while staying true to her values is admirable, and under the current political climate it’s exactly the kind of person we need in Congress.”
Councilman Ken Amoriggi, concluded: “When I first met Sandra, I was immediately struck by how driven and motivated she was to help the community – not just at the local level, but statewide and across the country. She’d only been here for a few years by then, and everything she did exuded the deep gratitude she had toward the country for the opportunity it offered to her family. Sandra is the kind of person who earnestly wants to help her community, so she considers those voices in everything she does. For North Providence and across much of the district, she understands that investmenting in infrastructure and supporting small businesses are essential to building a thriving Rhode Island economy. But what’s most compelling is her approach to leadership and legislation. She’s willing to sit down with anyone – even those with whom she’s diametrically opposed – and listen to the human side of what’s really important to them. She builds relationships and coalitions in order to bring real results. She’s a different kind of leader: she’ll ask you what’s important to you, why it’s important, and how we can best accomplish it together. The issues she fights for are issues that affect all of us. I trust Sandra to represent us in Congress with integrity, dedication, and a deep commitment to building a better future for Rhode Island.”
Sandra Cano said of these endorsements, “I am so honored to have the support of colleagues. Together we have made big changes for Rhode Island – and now we are building a large coalition that is spreading across the district, and a movement to win in September and November.”
North Providence Councilors Dino Autiello, Steven Loporchio, Ronald R. Baccala, Jr, and Ken Amoriggi join a growing list that now includes forty local leaders who have endorsed Sandra Cano for Congress. These leaders have committed to working with Sandra in their communities to get out the vote for her in the Democratic Primary. This includes knocking on doors, making phone calls, sending emails and texts, and hosting events.
Cano has also received two major Rhode Island union endorsements including United Nurses and Allied Professionals (UNAP) and National Education Association Rhode Island (NEARI). UNAP and NEARI will communicate with their members about the importance of electing Sandra Cano to Congress.
Previously announced endorsements from local leaders include:
Mayors: Pawtucket Mayor Don Grebien, North Providence Mayor Charlie Lombardi, Former Cumberland Mayor Bill Murray, Former Pawtucket Mayor Robert Metivier;
State Senators: Louis DiPalma (SD12 Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Tiverton), Dawn Euer (SD13 Newport, Jamestown), Valerie Lawson (SD14 East Providence), Meghan Kallman (SD15 Pawtucket, Providence), Robert Britto (SD18 East Providence, Pawtucket), Melissa Murray (SD24 Woonsocket, North Smithfield), Mark McKenney (SD30 Warwick), Pamela Lauria (SD32 Barrington, East Providence, Bristol), and Alana DiMario (SD36 Narragansett, North Kingstown, New Shoreham); and Former State Senator Jim Seveney (SD11 Portsmouth, Bristol, Tiverton);
State Representatives: Rebecca Kislak (HD4 East Side of Providence), Joshua Giraldo (HD56 Central Falls), and Karen Alzate (HD60 Pawtucket, Central Falls );
Municipal Leaders: Pawtucket City Council President Terrence Mercer, Pawtucket City Council At-Large Members Michael Araujo, Roberto Moreno and Yesenia Rubio; Pawtucket City Council Members Mark Wildenhain, Neicy Coderre, and Marlena Martins Stachowiak; the entire Pawtucket School Committee (members James Chellel Jr., Chair, Kimberly Grant, Deputy Chair, Joanne Bonollo, Jennifer Carney, Gerard Charbonneau, Erin Dube, and Marsha Fernandes); as well as Central Falls Officials Robert Ferri (City Council President), Tatiana Baena (City Council At Large), and Hugo Figueroa (School Board Member and former City Councilor); Bristol Town Council Member Timothy Sweeney; and Portsmouth School Committee Vice Chair Juan Carlos Payero.
Sandra Cano has been serving Rhode Islanders for over a decade. She is the only candidate in this race with legislative experience at every level of government in Rhode Island. On the Pawtucket School Committee, she worked to defend the public education system that welcomed her as a teenager in this country. As a Pawtucket City Councilwoman, Sandra saw how city government directly affects residents, and she worked to shape policies that had a positive impact on their daily lives. Now in the State Senate, Sandra proudly gives voice to the diverse communities of District 8. Sandra is chair of the Senate Education Committee – the first Latina to hold the position. She serves as a member of the Senate Finance Committee and the Permanent Joint Legislative Commission on Child Care. If elected, Sandra will be the first Colombian American woman to serve in Congress.