Cano running again in District 8

Cano running again in District 8

PAWTUCKET – Sandra Cano this week announced her candidacy for re-election to the Senate District 8 seat. She said her campaign will continue to focus on bringing a new generation of leadership to the state.

Her legislative priorities include improving our public education system, insuring thoughtful economic development initiatives, and continuing to provide meaningful taxpayer relief programs.

“I have seen firsthand the value of serving in the General Assembly. The implementation of the car tax removal program has saved thousands of dollars for the residents in District 8,” said Cano. “While there is so much going on in the world, it is still important for our state to pass initiatives that improve the lives of all residents. Hopefully, the residents of District 8 will return me to office and in return, I will do my very best to represent them in a manner befitting of their support for me.”

Cano is the vice chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Labor, as well as serving on the Senate Committee on Finance. In the past three years, she has supported increased services and protections for seniors in the community. She supported a package of legislation to protect seniors against elder abuse and financial exploitation.

Cano worked with Gen. Treasurer Seth Magaziner to require financial literacy for Rhode Island schools. Her initiative won passage in the Senate in 2019. “Unfortunately, many children today do not have the financial knowledge needed to navigate our financial system” said Cano. “Every student should be taught real world skills, such as balancing a budget, maintaining their credit and investing.”

Last year, she said she fought to enact important education reform modeled after public schools in Massachusetts. She also supported a $2 million increase in aid to Pawtucket schools.

She said she championed a new law creating economic development districts in Pawtucket, boosting efforts at creating economic growth.