In my eight years as mayor of Central Falls, I navigated my city out of bankruptcy. Throughout my time in office, I was committed to responsible, transparent administration to ensure my city would recover and never be in such dire straits again. I will bring this same responsible management style to the state as your next General Treasurer. We must continue to make responsible decisions if we are to weather the storm of today — and those storms yet to come. I was born in Rhode Island and I am invested in its future. I understand the personal importance of the pension system and economic stability to hardworking Rhode Islanders because I have seen the consequences of irresponsible leadership. As mayor, I dealt with those consequences and successfully navigated the ship through the tempest of bankruptcy to land on safe shores. No other candidate in this race can say the same.