WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Apple is asking weekly questions to the seven candidates running in contested primaries for the Wilmington/Tewksbury State Representative seat (19th Middlesex).
Below, in her own words, are the responses to this week’s questions from candidate Pina Prinzivalli (R-Tewksbury).
#1) Why do you want to be our State Representative? (submitted by Mary Kiesinger of Wilmington)
I take pride in being the only non politician in this race. I’m a career professional and I’m a hardworking taxpayer, just like you. I believe Beacon Hill is made up of career politicians and is sorely lacking a taxpayer mentality. The size of Government has grown, our tax burden has increased and it has become increasingly difficult to live, work and raise a family in Massachusetts. And that’s why I want to be our State Representative, to be a bold voice that puts the taxpayers first.
From the moment I launched my campaign last October, I immediately went to work to lower our tax burden by collecting signatures for a ballot question to reduce the sales tax and establish an annual tax free weekend. You deserve to keep more of your hard earned money to better take care of yourself, your family and your loved ones. Not the government’s desire to take care of the specials interests and themselves, as evident by the massive pay raises they voted for in January of 2017. That’s why I’ve pledged to never vote myself a pay raise and if there’s ever an increase in base salary, I will donate that money to charity.
I’m also the only candidate who has signed the Taxpayers Protection Pledge. I will vote against and oppose all efforts to raise taxes because the government doesn’t have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem.
My ten plus years of experience as a customer service rep and manager in local banking has me ready on day one to take care of my constituents. It’s what I do every day. I take care of the people who enter my branch and put them on the road to success. I will do the same as your next State Representative.
#2) Do you consider yourself a liberal, conservative or moderate? Please describe your political ideology. (submitted by Danielle Driscoll of Tewksbury)
I never considered myself as being “political,” thus I never branded myself with a label growing up or during my professional career. But the more I’ve learned about what’s going on in our state and our country and the more views I’ve developed, I consider myself to be on the conservative side of the political spectrum. I believe in our Constitution and will uphold the oath to serve and protect our rights and the rule of law. I’m pro life. I’m pro 2nd Amendment. I oppose Sanctuary cities and Massachusetts becoming a Sanctuary State.
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