Yesterday, Cape & Islands state Senate candidate Brig. Gen. Tony Schiavi (ret.) released his comprehensive public safety action plan.
Schiavi pulled out the big guns of the state GOP as he was joined by Representative Tim Whelan (R-Brewster), Senator Richard J. Ross (R-Wrentham) and Senate Minority Leader Bruce E. Tarr (R-Gloucester) laid out his public safety priorities, and vision for the Cape & Islands District. Additionally, Schiavi was promised, by Minority Leader Tarr, a coveted appointment as the ranking Republican member of the Joint Committee on Public Safety & Homeland Security upon election to the Senate.
“Serving on the Joint Committee on Public Safety & Homeland Security is an honor, and I can tell you from my experience, that we are constantly working very important topics that relate to the safety and security of our constituents across the Commonwealth. We are dealing with issues of fire safety, policing, service of our National Guard. This is of primary importance to many,” said Representative Whelan.
“I can’t think of anybody I’d rather relinquish my position on this committee to, than General Schiavi. Because of his expertise, his command of personnel, and emergency situations that he has dealt with in his life, he will bring a wealth of experience to the Senate,” said Senator Ross, currently ranking Republican Senator on the Committee on Public Safety & Homeland Security.
“Tony Schiavi will be an extraordinary member of the legislature. Someone with a proven track record of management and experience. When you look at what he has done with his life, it is centered on public service and protecting us,” said Senator Tarr.
"As a retired Brigadier General, I know how important it is to have elected officials who have the right priorities when it comes to keeping our residents safe and secure in their communities," said Tony Schiavi. "From tackling the opioid crisis, to solving the homelessness problem, to ensuring our communities stay safe, I'll be committed to working every day to advance a public safety agenda that works for Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket."