WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Apple is asking weekly questions to the three candidates running for the Wilmington/Tewksbury State Representative seat (19th Middlesex).
Below, in her own words, is the response to one of this week’s questions from candidate Pina Prinzivalli (R-Tewksbury).
#3) Can you highlight some of the life experiences you’ve had that have prepared you to be our next State Representative? Should a candidate’s age or home ownership status matter to voters?
As far as what matters, that’s up to the voters to decide. But this election, we have the opportunity to send one of us to Beacon Hill, an everyday person with dreams of becoming a mom, a hardworking taxpayer and a member of the working class, not the political class.
I’m 34 years old. I’ve been a career professional in the private sector since I was 19. I started as a bank teller and climbed the ladder to management. I’ve worked with people on a daily basis from all walks of life. I can relate to them because I’m one of them. I bought my first home when I was 24. I know what it’s like to have to earn a living and pay a mortgage and property taxes.
I grew up in a traditional Italian home with two brothers and a sister. I’m first generation. Italian was my first language. I started to learn English when I was about 4 years old. I feel like I’m still learning because I’m far from a polished speaker. I’m an aunt to two nieces and two nephews.
Getting married has always been a dream of mine. Shortly after announcing my campaign a year ago, I got engaged. I’m getting married at the end of 2019 and the rumor going around town is if I win, everyone in the district is invited 🙂 I’m excited to prepare to build a family of my own and plan for the future. And that’s the main reason why I’m running, our future. I want our community to be the best place to live, work and raise a family. I’m committed to improving our lives by making sure we have the best in education, public safety and infrastructure. Making sure we’re doing everything we can to fight the opioid crisis through education, prevention, treatment and recovery. And making sure we’re taking care of our seniors and veterans.
I want to be your family’s voice on Beacon Hill. I believe together we can build a brighter future for our children. That’s why I’m asking for your vote on November 6th.
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