Kathleen Decker announced her candidacy for State Representative today in House District 25 – Coventry/West Warwick.
“I’m running for State Representative because our government is not working for us,” said Decker, who works as classroom support staff at the Community College of Rhode Island Campus in Providence. “Every year, our politicians keep getting arrested, our schools are a mess, and taxes for the rich continue to go down while our taxes keep going up. The way things are being run just isn’t working anymore.”
Decker, continued, “We need people in government who care. Who understand what the people of our state are going through. I know what it’s like to live paycheck to paycheck, work hard every day, and feel like you’re never going to be able to get ahead and that’s why I’m running. I’m running to make sure that working people like us have a fair shot.”
“In order to make change, we need to bring someone in who puts the people first. Someone who won’t ignore our seniors and those with disabilities. That won’t neglect those suffering from mental illness”
Decker believes the current representative is apathetic at best, “He just doesn’t get it. He doesn’t understand what we’re going through, and hasn’t worked to help us. He focuses on making sure those that are already doing well just get more and more. He focuses on corporate welfare when we should be focused on how families can get food on their table. He focuses on insider politics and lobbyists when he should be focused on us.”
Kathleen lives on Riverdale Ave in West Warwick. Kathleen was raised in Warwick by her mother, Joanne. She graduated from Pilgrim High School in 2002 and the New England Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Digital Recording Arts in 2011. Decker was also a dedicated Local 251 teamster member for almost nine years while working at Rhode Island Hospital as a Sterile Processing Technician.
[From a press release]