ENDORSEMENTS

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Cape Cod Times

“We are recommending Schiavi because we see an important distinction about how the two candidates would tackle these critical issues. Schiavi would first identify ways to make state government more efficient. As he likes to say, “I’m a reform-before-taxes” kind of guy, and since a growing portion of the Cape and Islands is on a fixed income, we need someone on Beacon Hill who will try to limit our tax burden. “You have to make sure you use every tax dollar to its maximum benefit before you raise taxes,” Schiavi told our editorial board. “More can be done at the state level to be as efficient as possible.” And Schiavi has the experience to wring every cent out of the taxpayer dollar.”

 

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Boston Herald Editorial Board

“Cape & Islands — Anthony Schiavi has about the most impressive resume ever for a legislative candidate. A former brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force, a town manager and police commissioner in Ashland, Schiavi is the real deal for an open seat in this district. His expertise in homeland security and public safety would surely be a plus, as would his commitment to increasing drug treatment options and access to rehab facilities for those addicted to opioids. But most of all he would be a sensible voice against the Senate’s never-ending propensity to raise taxes.”

 

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National Federation of Independent Business

I enthusiastically support our many small businesses on the Cape & Islands and I am proud to receive the "stamp of approval" from the NFIB, "The voice of Small Business"!

NFIB supports candidates in both federal and state elections who stand up for small business and the endorsements are based exclusively on each candidate’s positions and record on small business issues, regardless of party affiliation.

 

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Yarmouth Fire Department Local 2122

“I am honored to have the endorsement of the Yarmouth Fire Department Local 2122. Proven, effective leadership is much needed on Beacon Hill and I look forward to being a strong voice and advocate for the Yarmouth Firefighters and Paramedics. All of our public safety professionals are vitally important to ensure the people of Cape Cod and the Islands always feel safe and secure in their community.”

 

State Police Association of Massachusetts

“On behalf of the State Police Association of Massachusetts, I am pleased to announce our endorsement of your candidacy for election as State Senator for the Cape and Islands District. Based on a review of your military experience, work in local government and your stated commitment to public safety, our membership wholeheartedly believes the Commonwealth, generally, and the residents of the Cape and Islands district, specifically, will be best served by your election.”

~ Dana Pullman, President

 

 

Barnstable County Corrections Officers Union

“(Ret.) Brigadier General Tony Schiavi’s experience and effective leadership commanding Joint Base Cape Cod, saving 1,300 jobs for working class families, and navigating a relationship with local and state officials to have the services and representation we need is admirable. The Barnstable County Corrections Facility has a history of working with (Ret.) Brigadier General Schiavi who was a key leader managing all entities inside the base and working outside the base with local and state leaders.”

~ Paul Anacki, Union President

 

 

The Boston Globe

"The Globe endorses Schiavi....As a former town manager and police commissioner, Schiavi has a stronger record of tackling complex local issues, and has well-thought-out approaches to homelessness and treating opioid addiction. His support for expanding the number of treatment beds on the Cape and the islands is admirable. Any Republican running for office in Massachusetts must reckon with being a member of a minority party and work across party lines. Schiavi would thrive in that role."

 

Governor Charlie Baker

Massachusetts

“Tony Schiavi is a proven, effective leader, who will work passionately as a State Senator to solve the critical issues facing the Cape and Islands, reaching across party lines. He’s job ready on day one. His resume and track record of achievements underscore his effectiveness. Tony is not afraid to propose thoughtful ideas, suggest possible solutions and yet listen carefully to all sides of an issue. That’s the definition of leadership. Tony is a strategic thinker; he’s exactly what we need on Beacon Hill. I enthusiastically endorse his candidacy, and look forward to working closely with him.”

 

James Cummings

Barnstable County Sheriff

“I have known and worked side-by-side with Tony Schiavi when he was a commander at Joint Base Cape Cod; his ability to lead, organize and effectively manage our Cape-based military operations gives Tony the understanding and experience needed to address the critical matters facing our region.  His executive military leadership experience, coupled with his local government accomplishments, make him the clear choice to represent the Cape and Islands District in the State Senate.”

 

Michael O’Keefe

Cape and Islands District Attorney

“I endorse Tony Schiavi for the Cape & Islands Senate seat. Tony’s background uniquely qualifies him for this role. After a distinguished 30-year career in the United States Air Force he served in town government and as a result has a working knowledge of the complex relationship between our municipalities and state government. He has also served his community through the American Red Cross. He understands that the opiate crisis must be attacked on several fronts  - education, treatment and prevention along with strong consequences for those who profit from selling these substances in our towns. Tony will also fight for equitable funding for our schools. Please join me in supporting Tony Schiavi for State Senate.”

 

State Senator Vinny deMacedo

Plymouth and Barnstable District

“I enthusiastically offer my highest endorsement to Tony Schiavi for State Senate,” said deMacedo, a first term State Senator. “Tony knows how to lead and produce the effective results the Cape Cod and Islands need. He has the experience and leadership to address the many critical issues facing his region. I look forward to working closely with him on Beacon Hill.”

 

State Representative Tim Whelan

1st Barnstable District

"As a United States Marine Corps veteran myself, I celebrate the opportunity to have our next State Senator being not only a veteran, but one who was promoted to the grade of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force, and has been recognized with some of our nation’s highest awards for bravery and valor in combat. We are facing trying times ahead in insuring the safety of our citizenry, while the world around us seems to be in chaos. Tony is a proven leader with a lifetime spent protecting our nation from its enemies.... Tony Schiavi is deeply involved at the state level insuring that needed services find their way to our veteran community, who have sacrificed so much for our nation. On related fronts, Barnstable County has the highest proportion of residents who are seniors in the northeast United States. Tony Schiavi is committed to working hard for our elderly residents and working with our local councils on aging and senior advocacy community to insure our aging population on the Cape & Islands receive the services that they need and deserve. I am proud to offer Tony Schiavi my endorsement.”

 

State Representative David Vieira

3rd Barnstable District

“I am pleased to offer my steadfast endorsement of Tony Schiavi for State Senate; he’s the most qualified individual for the job.” said Vieira, a third term State Representative. “From commanding our local military base to helping create a comprehensive plan to move forward on solving our homeless issue, Tony always puts the Cape and Islands first.  His time as a former Town Manager and Police Commissioner provides him with “hands-on” experience as to what local communities need from their state legislature, and he has the accomplishments to show for it.”

 

State Representative Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable District

“I enthusiastically endorse Tony Schiavi for State Senate. Tony, a Republican, served a distinguished 30-year career in the United States Air Force and Air National Guard, 20 of those right here at Joint Base Cape Cod. Tony has the diverse set of skills, energy and front-line experience to address the many critical issues facing the region. It is refreshing to have a candidate like Tony Schiavi who’s not afraid to propose ideas, suggest possible solutions, and yet listen to all sides of an issue. I look forward to working with him on Beacon Hill.”

 

Anastasia Welsh Perrino

Barnstable County Register of Probate

“Tony has distinguished himself with his effective leadership, passion and long list of proven accomplishments. His extensive resume and genuine dedication to the wellbeing of those that he serves is testimony to his role as a public servant with more than 33 years of public service. I am confident Tony will represent the interests of every resident and business of the Cape and Islands by working with everyone.”

 

Bruce A. Bierhans

Democrat - Cape Cod Attorney

"I am a lifelong Democrat and consistent supporter of Democratic causes. Also, I worked as an aide in the Massachusetts Senate from 1976-82, four of those years working for the Cape's own Jack Aylmer. In my final two years of law school, I worked for Democratic State Senator Joe Timilty from Boston. I know what it takes to be a successful and effective state senator. You can be great on issues, but if you can't be effective; make it happen, the issues don't matter.... Although a Democrat, I have always attempted to vote the person rather than the party, because it is the person that motivates and achieves. Not alone, but as a leader. For me, this is one of those times where there is no question who is the superior candidate running in this race, regardless of party."

 

New England Police Benevolent Association

“In a time of uncertainty across our nation, our community now faces many challenges, including appropriate ways to address the opioid epidemic in our district, since it has devastating and wide ranging impacts on individuals, families, the health care system and public safety. In addition to addressing the disease of addiction, we must give our public safety officials the support necessary to hold traffickers accountable for poisoning our communities. This year’s election is an opportunity to put a strong, experienced leader on Beacon Hill, advocating for the needs of our first responders.  Our citizens, visitors and business owners deserve to feel safe and secure in their communities,” said Schiavi. “Having lived on Cape Cod for the past 24 years, and spending more than three decades in public service, I will continue my pledge to support our public safety officials and all first responders in the state senate, representing everyone on Cape Cod and the Islands.”

“As a former Police Commissioner, I well understand the needs of our police departments and other public safety agencies across the Cape and Islands district. It is an honor to have received the support of the New England Police Benevolent Association, with its more than 3,000 members state-wide. It is a clear sign that my background in homeland security and public safety will allow me to be a knowledgeable advocate to represent the needs of our first responders as the Cape and Islands State Senator on Beacon Hill,” said Schiavi. “I am truly honored by their endorsement.”

 

Barnstable Fire Department Local 3276

“The intricacies of public safety continue to develop as national and world events shape its future, and it is imperative that our first responders are properly trained and equipped to handle any emergency. Proven, tested leaders are needed on Beacon Hill to be a strong voice and advocate for them, which is vitally important to ensure the people of Cape Cod and the Islands always feel safe and secure in their community” said Schiavi. “I have lived on Cape Cod for the past 24 years, spending two decades of my military career at Joint Base Cape Cod, serving our nation, and commonwealth, and pledge to continue my support for our public safety professionals and first responders on behalf of the residents, visitors and businesses on Cape Cod and the Islands in the state senate. I am grateful to have the confidence and support from the members of Local 3276” said Schiavi. ”

 

Dennis Fire Department Local 2583

“The complexities of public safety continue to expand as national and world events shape its future, and it is imperative that our first responders are properly trained and equipped to handle any emergency.  Proven, tested leaders are needed on Beacon Hill to be a strong voice and advocate for them, which is vitally important to ensure the people of Cape Cod and the Islands always feel safe and secure in their community” said Schiavi, R – Harwich. “I have lived on Cape Cod for the past 24 years, spending two decades of my military career at Joint Base Cape Cod, serving our nation, and commonwealth, and pledge to continue my support for our public safety professionals and first responders on behalf of the residents, visitors and businesses on Cape Cod and the Islands in the state senate.”

“I am honored by the confidence and support from the members of Local 2583” said Schiavi. “Having the support from our first responders, such as Local 2583, has significant meaning to me as a former military leader, Town Manager and Police Commissioner, but also because members of my family have been and are currently part of the fire service in Massachusetts”.

 

Mashpee Fire Department Local 2519

“The details of public safety continue to develop as national and world events shape its future, and it is vital that our fire department officials are properly trained and equipped to handle any emergency. I have lived on Cape Cod for the past 24 years, spending two decades of my military career at Joint Base Cape Cod, serving our nation, and commonwealth, and pledge to continue my support for our public safety professionals and first responders on behalf of the residents, visitors and businesses on Cape Cod and the Islands in the state senate. I am grateful to have the confidence and support from the members of Local 2519” said Schiavi. ”

 


Hyannis Fire Department Local 2172

“Established, tested leaders are needed on Beacon Hill to be a strong voice and advocate for them, which is vitally important to ensure the people of Cape Cod and the Islands always feel safe and secure in their community” said Schiavi. “I have lived on Cape Cod for the past 24 years, spending two decades of my military career at Joint Base Cape Cod, serving our nation, and commonwealth, and vow to continue my support for our public safety professionals and first responders on behalf of the residents, visitors and businesses on Cape Cod and the Islands in the state senate. I am grateful to have the confidence and support from the members of Local 2172” said Schiavi.

 

Massachusetts Laborers' District Council

“Your tireless advocacy of issues and protections benefiting working class families has been commendable. We are confident that your passion and commitment to these issues will best serve the interests of our members and all hard working men and women in Massachusetts.” - Joseph Bonfiglio, Business Manager

 

American Federation of Government Employees

“You have always been a stalwart advocate for our members, their issues and benefits as we contribute to the national defense of our nation. This was particularly true during the tumultuous time of mission realignment at Otis Air National Guard Base. Your passion and commitment to secure jobs and employment for our members was highly commendable. We are confident that you will continue, as you have for more than three decades, to bring an unwavering dedication and commitment to those that you serve, both on the Cape the Islands, but also for our Commonwealth.”

- Dennis P. Mills, AFGE Local 3004 President

 

National Federation of Independent Business

“Thank you for your support and understanding of the needs of thousands of Main Street small businesses and the more than one million workers at small businesses in Massachusetts.” - Bill Vernon, NFIB MA State Director

 

 

Massachusetts Motorcycle Association PAC

“The Massachusetts Motorcycle Political Action Committee (MMPAC) is pleased to announce its endorsement for Tony “Kimo” Schiavi in the Cape & Islands Senate District Election scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Mr. Schiavi has pledged 100% support for your Massachusetts Motorcycle Association’s (MMA) Legislative Agenda, including Adult “Freedom of Choice” and increased penalties for Right-of-Way Violations. When notified of his MMPAC endorsement, Tony responded, “It is an honor to receive the endorsement of the Massachusetts Motorcycle Political Action Committee. Motorcycle owners on Cape Cod and the Islands are safer through the work of the Massachusetts Motorcycle Association. I look forward to working with the MMA to sponsor and support legislation that will aid in protecting the rights and safety of motorcycle riders across the Commonwealth. Together we will work on important legislation that is imperative to not only motorcycle riders and passengers everywhere, but those around them as well.”

 

 

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