Fisher cites lack of political baggage, specific policy priorities among reasons he should be mayor

Fisher cites lack of political baggage, specific policy priorities among reasons he should be mayor

WOONSOCKET - Dave Fisher, mayoral hopeful in the city of Woonsocket, believes that he is the best candidate in the race for a number of reasons, not the least of which being a specific set of policies and priorities to begin enacting on day one of his administration.

"I am the only candidate in the race that has identified policy and legislative priorities," said Fisher. "Other candidates may have promised creative and bold solutions, but haven't provided any specifics."

Fisher has outlined a four-point plan on his website, www.davefisherformayor.com, that includes creating a long-term tax policy for the city, shunning the short-term efficiencies of staff and service cuts in favor of investing in long-term energy efficiencies in Woonsocket's municipal buildings and infrastructure, and hiring a full-time grant writer for the city.

Though many have pointed to Fisher's lack of political experience as a detriment to his campaign, he believes that the opposite is true.

"I have some behind-the-scenes campaign experience, but I enter this race with no political baggage," he said. "I haven't participated in any backroom horse trading. I haven't taken any money from special interest groups or political parties, and I owe no favors to any person or group. I would enter the mayor's office with a clean slate and a clear conscience. My only responsibility will be to the people of Woonsocket. I think the people of Woonsocket deserve a fresh start."