Fasteson: Rebuild economy by rebuilding community

Fasteson: Rebuild economy by rebuilding community

SMITHFIELD - David Fasteson, Democratic candidate for state Senate in District 22, said in a press release this week that he wants to "rebuild Rhode Island's economy by repairing (the) state's crumbling infrastructure."

He added that "such investments in our community will create jobs and prepare Rhode Island's economy for long-term growth.

"There has never been a better time to rebuild our roads, bridges, and schools," Fasteson continued. "Our roads are scarred with potholes, our bridges are some of the most dangerous in the country, but still too many people are jobless. With so many people out of work, and so much work to be done, we must take this opportunity to spur our economy through investing in our community."

Fasteson said that interest rates are at "historic lows." He continued, "This means that it may never again be most cost-effective to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure. We can put hard-working people in the building trades back on the job and create a virtuous cycle that will restore our economy."

Fasteson is a science teacher and community activist who lives in Smithfield with his wife, Stella.