With less than one week left to the elections, have you decided who you will vote for on the local level? Have you decided whom you entrust with your vote, the person who will best represent you in the State House next January? Please consider the following when deciding between Dan Reilly and Linda Finn for District 72:
1) Dan Reilly does not own real estate; he does not pay property taxes in Portsmouth where he resides. He lives in a property owned by a family trust.
Linda Finn has owned real estate on Aquidneck Island since 1989. She has paid all her taxes, never missing a single payment.
2) Dan Reilly has been an active participant in legal entities that were set up (trust, house, and corporation for bankruptcy) and designed to evade both Rhode Island and Portsmouth tax bills. There were allegations that the bankruptcy was not filed in good faith …” it appears that the entity was created for the sole purpose of creating an obfuscation, a subterfuge and a ruse” – U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Florida case no .10- 10299-PGH Chapter 11.
Google “Doylestown Partners” for more information.
Linda has never been involved with a bankruptcy or even come close.
3) Reilly was the co-sponsor of bill H 7205 last year, which would have mandated a medically unnecessary and invasive procedure for WOMEN.
Linda, a long time volunteer with women’s organizations and advocate for women, would never introduce legislation that could negatively affect women. She would never try to interfere with a patient doctor relationship. It is outrageous that a young man feels he is justified in sponsoring such legislation.
4) While co- sponsoring the above bill, another bill H- 7452 was stalled in the Finance committee (which Dan sits on). This bill would have made it possible for a small business owner (a sole proprietor or a Sub Chapter S Corp business) to be able to take advantage of the Enterprise Zone in Portsmouth. A business that moves into this zone can receive a RI income tax credit of up to $2500 for each new employee it hires. Some business owners who decide to move their home into the Enterprise Zone and increase the local workforce may be able to receive a $50,000 RI income tax deduction per year for 3 years and a $25,000 deduction for two years beyond that. Not small change! (www.portsmouthri.com/busdevelop/enterprise/index.php)
This is the type of legislation for which local government officials need an advocate in the state house! As a small business owner involved in the business community here on Aquidneck Island, Linda understands these issues and would make it a priority to ensure that legislation like this is not shelved.
As you can see, there are several reasons why Linda is interested and capable in representing all of us!
Dan Reilly does not and has not represented me, a mother, taxpayer, homeowner, business owner, active community member. Dan has no real answers to problems facing the state; he supports social positions that are at odds to many constituents and me. His financial expertise is certainly questionable.
Linda has real world experience and financial training. She knows what it takes to be successful in business. She has management experience in large businesses and has successfully run a small business here on Aquidneck Island for over 10 years. She has also volunteered hundreds of hours of her precious time to many charitable organizations. I know that you have to work with people to cause change, not just oppose them at every step which is why I am advocating for Linda Finn. She will be effective in bringing change to the state house, not just talking about it.
I respectfully recommend that you VOTE for LINDA FINN on November 6.