STATE REP RACE Q&A: Pina Prinzivalli Discusses Taxes, Being Responsive To Constituents

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).

#11) Do you feel Massachusetts residents are over-taxed? How will you balance the need to provide government services to the taxpayers & fund the government with most taxpayers’ desire for no tax increases? Can you point to anywhere in the state budget where you believe there is waste, fraud or abuse? What will you do about it?

When it comes to taxes, I’m the only candidate who is running to put the taxpayers first.  I’m the only candidate who has worked to lower our tax burden by collecting signatures for a ballot question to reduce the sales tax and establish a permanent tax free weekend.  I’m also the only candidate who has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge to oppose and vote against all efforts to raise taxes.  That’s because Massachusetts doesn’t have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem.  Our spending is at a record high.  The current revenue is $1.2 Billion higher than what was originally projected.  So please don’t be fooled by the same ol’ Beacon Hill song and dance that we, that taxpayers, need to give more of our hard earned money to the government in order to provide the necessary services.  The money is already there.  It’s simply a matter of priorities.

As far as fraud, waste and abuse?  $1.8 Billion is the number that always stands out to me.  That’s the amount we, the taxpayers pay to provide benefits and services for those who are here illegally.  And if Massachusetts becomes a Sanctuary State.  That amount will grow.  That is why I have been a bold “NO” to Massachusetts becoming a Sanctuary State since launching my campaign last October.  I also consider $18 Million in legislative pay raises to be a waste.  Which is why I’m the only candidate to pledge to never vote myself a pay raise if there’s an increase to the base salary, I will donate it to charity.

#12) Former State Representative Jim Miceli was known through the district for his extraordinary constituent services. Do you pledge to provide a similar level of constituent services if elected? How will you be responsive to requests for help from residents of Wilmington and Tewksbury?

Constituent services, just like customer services, are people services.  As a branch manager at a local bank, I’ve been working in people services for well over 10 years.  Individuals and small businesses come to me on a daily basis and I meet their needs.  The same will hold true as State Representative.  I love people and I enjoy helping.  Mr. Miceli did too.  He was amazing at that and no one will ever be able to compare.  I will be reachable morning, noon and night and will bring a unique skill set to this office of being a career professional.  It has been very rewarding to have individuals already reaching out to me for help and guidance.  They tell me I’m very approachable.  Must be the lawn smiles. 🙂

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5 thoughts

  1. “Lawn smiles” with an emoji?! I am sick and tired of this girl! Yes GIRL! She is acting like this is a joke! No maturity level. This nonsense coming on the heels of her fully disgraceful video at the wake of the poor Weymouth police officer! G-d it!

  2. With regards to constituent service and the budget. I was wondering if and or how you would take care of those attending camp pohelo, those who would be accepted at into action recovery, those who are admitted to tewksbury state hospital (because of not losing the number of beds) and probably those who we attend the new school to be build in Tewksbury? I ask because Rep Miceli had to go to supplement appropriations to get those funded.

  3. PINA — STOP trying to say pro-Miceli things now! You mocked him when he was ill on your Twitter page! Everyone should look it up if it’s still there! It was awful. And you are awful! You are a no class candidate with less than no idea of what the hell is going on! Go back to wherever you came from!

  4. Well this “constituent” heard about a very big story about to break about this dim-wit! Phonies can’t stay hidden forever! Hypocrite.

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