Aaron Maloy is running for State Representative in the 4th Barnstable District as a Republican. What most Cape Codders know about him is that he is a Gay-American. But he is more than that.
He is gay, but he is not for gay marriage. He is young, but advocates for seniors. He understands the need for state programs, but supports rolling back the income tax.
What he is not, is Sarah Peake.
As a young professional, he is concerned that young people cannot afford to live on Cape Cod. Jobs and housing are a priority. He thinks that since small businesses drive the seasonal economy on the Outer Cape, they need to be strengthened and made into year-round businesses.
As a health care administrator, he is concerned that health insurance as well as the cost of care, has become unaffordable for many working individuals on the Cape.
He characterizes the struggle to stay here as "Cape Cod is not for sale".
He wants to pursue renewable energy technology to protect the environment and generate electricity locally, but also for the economic opportunity it can bring to local working families and their kids' future. He supports Cape Wind.
Because Aaron lived in a series of foster homes and saw domestic abuse first hand, he has unique insight into the struggles of working families on Cape Cod. He emancipated himself at 17, he worked his way through college, and today earns a living wage by working as a community health coordinator on the Outer Cape.
He did not come here after having a successful career, after making a fortune, or after raising a family, somewhere else. He is the sum of his experiences here. He by this virtue is a son of Cape Cod.