Rep. Marszalkowski running for re-election in District 52

Rep. Marszalkowski running for re-election in District 52

CUMBERLAND – Rep. Alex Marszalkowski, who says he worked as a member of the House Finance Committee “to ensure that Cumberland was well-served in the budget process,” announced his re-election campaign for the District 52 seat in the House of Representatives.

Marszalkowski, the only Democratic freshman lawmaker appointed to the House Finance Committee, helped to draft the final budget that contained the second year of the car tax phase-out and brought more money to Cumberland’s public schools.

Marszalkowski, who is facing a challenge from Rhode Island GOP Chairman Brandon Bell, noted that state funding for Cumberland schools was significantly increased, which helped to keep local property taxes stable, and the new budget contains a $250 million construction bond that will greatly assist Cumberland schools in need of repair. Cumberland will now be eligible for up to 65 percent state reimbursement, increased from the former 40 percent.

He said he is also proud of his legislation creating a commission to encourage economic development within the Blackstone Valley. He will be chairing the commission, which will begin its work in the off-session to promote responsible and diversified economic growth for the region

“As a fourth-generation farmer, I have deep roots in Cumberland and I am humbly asking for the voters’ support to continue to work on important quality-of-life issues,” said Marszalkowski, the managing partner of Adams Farm.