August 16, 2022

Edward Wencis for City Council Ward 1

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Voting for a candidate to represent you can feel overwhelming. My goal with this announcement, is to separate myself from the pack. My name is Edward Wencis and I am your candidate for East Providence City Council, Ward 1.

My intent is to be great representation for every member of Ward 1. It is my mission to hear all concerns and serve the way you, the resident, have asked me to.

I am a proud Navy Veteran, (SeaBee), which included an active tour of duty. My wife and I have four children, who are/were students of the East Providence school system. Since living in Rumford for 12 years, I have been an active member in the community. I have served as a Little League coach and been President of Rumford Little League for six years. During that time, I have run a successful charity for the late East Providence Firefighter, Scott Grace. I also hold an annual baseball tournament for The Wounded Warrior Project. I am currently collaborating with all three little leagues in the city in order to keep baseball alive and well.  I have been working in health and human services for 14 years, supporting an underserved community. I will serve the residents of this city with honor, respect, transparency and dignity.

My areas of focus will be veterans’ services, fully staffed and supported first responder services, addressing and understanding the outrageous water and sewer bill and fixing our rates. I will work for true transparency with the city’s budget, infrastructure, DPW policies and procedures and road repair. Being a Navy SeaBee, construction is where I thrive. I believe in allowing police officers to do their job and providing fire fighters with proper equipment to be successful and safe. I want to adequately fund our school department to educate our children in nurturing and safe buildings with solid curriculum. I want better opportunities for our special needs students.

We need to give our employees better tools and training that will streamline services and allow them to work smarter, not harder.

I don’t believe special interest groups should have this much influence over our city government. It’s one of the biggest problems plaguing our city. I want to bring this city government back to the people and have it work for all of us.

In the coming months, I will have meet and greets and continue to be in the community to meet as many of you as possible. I will make myself accessible to collect and cultivate ideas with you.  Together, we will grow our city in a sustainable way that will benefit the entire community.

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