Fierro elected RI State Rep
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Chris Fierro, a researcher for the New England Carpenters Labor Management Program, won a six-way Democratic primary for state representative in Woonsocket, Rhode Island yesterday. Because there is no Republican running in the general election, the victory means Fierro is assured a seat in the Rhode Island House.
Fierro ran for the open seat in District 51 on an economic platform, vowing to fight for green jobs that can??t be exported and holding the line on property taxes. He is also planning to fight for a statewide education funding formula and to rollback tax breaks given to the state??s 500 richest citizens. He will, of course, also bring his expertise on issues specific to carpenters and the construction industry.
Only 28, Fierro is the third generation of his family to live in the Woonsocket neighborhood that he, his wife and three children call home. He holds both a Bachelor??s Degree in Political Economy and a Master??s Degree in Labor Relations.