Piche: We need someone who can actually vote

Piche: We need someone who can actually vote

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Shane Piche, independent challenger for the at-large Town Council seat, says that though incumbent Alice Brady calls herself a "fiscal watchdog" who "fights for balanced budgets and fiscal integrity," she cannot vote on more than 75 percent of the town budget due to "extreme conflicts of interest."

"How can she claim that she represents the taxpayers' best interest and talk about fiscal integrity when 75 percent of the time she is ethically barred and forced to recuse herself from voting on these important budget issues?" asked Piche. "She has recused herself (more than) 30 times on record relating to school, police and fire matters citing conflicts of interest.

"When it comes to the education of our children and the public safety of our community, it is unacceptable for an elected official to be forced to the sideline and recuse themselves from voting on our behalf," said Piche. "How can anyone ask a community for their vote when they cannot perform the duty of the office in which they seek?"

Piche said he is running "because we need representation 100 percent of the time. I respectfully ask for your vote on Nov. 4."

Piche called on residents to visit www.alicebradyexposed.com for a video by investigative reporter Jim Hummel.

"I'm sure you will agree it's time for a change," he said.