POST-GAZETTE - Res Publica

Will This Republican be Our Next Senator?

by David Trumbull - April 2, 2010

Frank J. Addivinola, Jr. of Boston’s West End, has announced his candidacy for State Senate in the First Suffolk and Middlesex District. Frank is running to represent Beacon Hill, North End, West End, Financial District, East Boston, Revere, Winthrop and Cambridge.

Currently, Massachusetts is on the verge of its worst financial crisis due to consistently bad financial decisions made by the current Administration. Frank has the necessary credentials and leadership skills to bring fiscal responsibility, accountability and common sense to Beacon Hill. When elected State Senator, Frank will put forward his best efforts to cut excessive government spending, roll back the tax hikes and create a business-friendly environment to restore growth and prosperity in our state.

Frank is seeking office to bring balance to the legislature and to work towards creating jobs in Massachusetts, exercising fiscal restraint and reducing the tax burden on businesses and individuals.

Frank's legislative priorities are:

  • Creating new jobs in Massachusetts and inviting businesses to the state
  • Exercising fiscal responsibility and getting state budget under control
  • Rolling back recent tax increases and making Massachusetts more affordable for families
  • Cutting the excessive government spending
  • Imposing accountability and transparency in the government

    It’s one of the best districts for a Republican in Boston, especially in the Italian-American neighborhoods that read the Post-Gazette. Look at the results in January’s special election for U.S. Senator, where Scott Brown won statewide and carried several municipalities and neighborhoods in the First Suffolk and Middlesex District. Republican Scott Brown won, with 53% in Revere; Addivinola’s district includes five of the six wards in Revere. Vote-rich Winthrop went republican by an even bigger margin—65%—; Addivinola has all of Winthrop in his district.

    Here in Boston the district includes East Boston, where the Post-Gazette has a satellite office. Eastie” went for Brown 45%, or 15 percentage points above the citywide vote for the Republican. In the four precincts of East Boston that make up the Orient Heights neighborhood, that is, the predominantly Italian part of East Boston, Scott Brown won, with 54% of the vote. And here in my home of Ward Three, Addivinola should find voters favorable to his Republican message in the North End, West End, Beacon Hill, and Financial District.

    In November let’s repeat January and elect a Republican Senator!

    [David Trumbull is the chairman of the Boston Ward Three Republican Committee. Boston's Ward Three includes the North End, West End, part of Beacon Hill, downtown, waterfront, Chinatown, and part of the South End.]