If you’re in Rhode Island Senate District 28, which covers parts of Cranston and Providence, independent candidate Robert Schattle is worth a look.
According to his campaign website, Schattle’s key concerns are:
- Rebuilding our small business community
- Fighting the expansion of car tolls
- The nursing home crisis
- Supporting police and law enforcement
- Defending the Constitution
More generally, his personal Facebook page shows him to be a conservative choice, and not only because he is an NRA instructor and range safety officer. This has led him to be a vocal advocate defending the Second Amendment when it is under threat in the Rhode Island General Assembly.
Growing up in the Garden Hills section of Cranston, Schattle is a Rhode Islander through and through. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island and has done graduate course work at Salve Regina and Rhode Island College. He is building a fine-arts marketing and management corporation while working in safety and security at the Omni Providence hotel.
Another great reason to elect Robert Schattle would be the rebuke to the incumbent, far-left Democrat Joshua Miller.
Beyond his state-destroying, radical politics, Miller is a divisive, nasty presence at the State House. Recall, for example, his abuse of his Health and Human Services Chairmanship to interrupt testimony by RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity CEO Mike Stenhouse. This behavior earned him a well-deserved rebuke not only from the Providence Journal editorial board, but also the left-leaning good-government group, Common Cause RI.
This incident was just one example of Miller’s lack of respect both for his office and for those who disagree with him. In 2014, for another example, a Second Amendment advocate caught Senator Miller dropping the F-bomb on camera in the State House rotunda.
Fourteen long years in office is more than enough for Mr. Miller, and District 28 should impose a term limit on his run this November 3rd by installing a fresh new face with new ideas.