Fecteau says he'll challenge Cicilline

Fecteau says he'll challenge Cicilline

PAWTUCKET - City resident Matt Fecteau has announced that he will be seeking the nomination for the First Congressional District against incumbent David Cicilline.

"I understand and appreciate many of the issues facing everyday Rhode Islanders because I have been there, and I am deeply disappointed in many of the affluent, entrenched, and out-of-touch members of Congress," said Fecteau in a news release.

"I was raised in a working class Rhode Island household with a loving mother, hardworking father, and a beautiful sister. When money was tight, I became a bagboy to help pay the bills. We didn't have a lot, but we pulled through together. Despite it all, my father always told me, 'Honesty pays long-term dividends.' This is a creed I live by to this day.

This Sunday, April 6, at 4 p.m., Fecteau will be holding his campaign kickoff at the Genesis-Pawtucket Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 70 Gill Ave, Pawtucket. There will be a small band, some snacks, and Fecteau will give a short speech at around 4:15 p.m.

According to Fecteau, "Wealthy, career politicians in Congress seem more interested in clinging to power through the likes of gerrymandering and deception than finding practical solutions to problems we face every day.

Speaking as an Iraqi war veteran, he said, "Please do not pay empty fealty to our military service while undermining the democracy our service members fought to protect. Now, more than ever, it is time for a change."

Fecteau says he intends "to bring new ideas, a fresh perspective, and years of military leadership" to Washington.

"I am a not political insider, definitely not a millionaire, and certainly am not famous," he said. "I am a regular American, just like you, who is fed up with the inertia in Washington. This was not an easy decision for me, but I believe it is the right one."

If interested, call Fecteau at 401-225-0541 or email Matt@MattforRI.com or PJ@MattforRI.com.

Fecteau's website, MattforRI.com, is currently under construction.