To the Editor: Once I heard current candidate for Governor Seth Magaziner say at a past fundraiser for Warwick's Ward 2 Councilman Jeremy Rix that he learned about use of social media, accessibility to his constituents and prompt responsiveness from Rix.
To the Editor:
Once I heard current candidate for Governor Seth Magaziner say at a past fundraiser for Warwick’s Ward 2 Councilman Jeremy Rix that he learned about use of social media, accessibility to his constituents and prompt responsiveness from Rix.
When supermarket workers went out on strike, Councilman Rix not only brought pizza to my picket line, he also went above and beyond by visiting another picket line way out of the way and beyond the boundaries of Ward 2 in Warwick which he represents.
It is in this spirit of going above and beyond did Rix endeavor to undertake a creative marathon fundraiser walk of Ward 2 over the three day holiday weekend to help raise money for his upcoming campaign.
While my issues weren’t monumental like sanitation trucks breaking down en masse, my family did need a new recycling bin, my street ponded after every soaking rain because of a clogged storm drain or it was a hidden corner stop sign hidden from view by an overgrown tree.
The councilman always takes my concerns seriously and attempts to resolve any issues quickly that naturally come up around the neighborhood. Rix never hesitates to answer any questions me or my neighbors might have in an efficient and timely manner.
“If Rix can’t resolve the issue himself I know he can point me in the correct place so I get my concern to the right person, like when my road got paved or when the traffic light arrow at busy Elwood and Post seemed to get stuck and wasn’t allowing left turns as it was not turning green.”
There is a strong tradition of leadership in Norwood Village and Councilman Rix is a shining example along with state Sen. Kendra Anderson and Rep. David Bennett of fostering a strong sense of community among its already tight-knit residents.
Music concerts and food trucks down by the Gazebo near Norwood Elementary and Norwood Association meetings at the Boys and Girls Club are great events where participants can mingle, interact and not just among themselves but get to know their representatives like Councilman Rix who always make an effort to be visible attending these public gatherings.
Warwick is only as strong as it’s villagers. It’s true what they say. It does take a village to build a solid community foundation.
That strength is also found in the symbiotic give and take relationship voters have with Councilman Rix who isn’t just a leader but a contributing member of our local community and cares also about the well being of Warwick as a whole and its prosperity as it is in the best interests of the majority of the represented and will continue to champion forward thinking and progress.
Two ideas out of many other positives which have come to shape my favorable opinion of Councilman Jeremy Rix and his outstanding performance over the past several terms as my councilman.
It’s refreshing to hear an elected official talk about compromise and its value to our way of life not just in government but in the way we personally interact with one another on a daily basis on the job or at home.
It was a pleasure on a pleasant autumn Monday afternoon to join Councilman Jeremy Rix considering a year ago I was in a cast and last election cycle missed “going out into the country.”
The last election cycle while I was recuperating from ankle surgery what I missed most was being able to go out and canvass with a variety of candidates all with differing beliefs all from many different walks of life, getting to know them and see how they interact with voters and get their takes in the issues.
“Driving up my street is like playing a game of chicken the way cars park on both sides … Feasibility of eliminating curbside parking at least at night especially in its most narrow stretches of area.” Off side parking was discussed over the two hours I walked with the councilman and friends as were the Rhodes Project and the now long vacant formed Aldrich middle school property.
Now that I am upward and mobile again it was my distinct honor and pleasure to join Councilman Rix and meet Treasurer Seth Magaziner (current candidate for governor) at Pilgrim HS, make new friends and join good company for a brisk comfortable walk which fell on the same day as the rescheduled Boston Marathon up in Massachusetts.
I enjoyed being part of the walk and the conversation on the final day of Councilman Rix marathon walk fundraiser.
Russell E. Gundlach Jr.
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