Matthew Guerra

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Matthew Guerra
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Former candidate for
Rhode Island House of Representatives District 46
PartyRepublican
Education
High schoolLincoln High School
Bachelor'sProvidence College
Master'sBryant University
Personal
ProfessionTeacher
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Matthew A. Guerra was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 46 of the Rhode Island House of Representatives.

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Guerra's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

Job Creation

  • Excerpt: "No More Tax Increases: It becomes harder and harder for businesses to attract customers when their products cost more than across state lines. 10% tax at restaurants is unacceptable."

Education: Unfunded Mandates and more

  • Excerpt: "Unfunded Mandates - Education is meant to be a locally run operation, however the state government has been imposing their will on each city and town. My goal is to reduce these burdensome mandates on our cities and towns, thus placing educational decisions back in the hands of communities which these schools lie."

Taxes: Reduce taxes by Reducing our costs

  • Excerpt: "In State Tuition for Illegal Immigrants: This is a policy that will cost Rhode Island up to $10,000 per illegal student enrolled in our state colleges. We need to repeal the Board of Governor's decision to bypass the legislative process on this issue."

Recertification of People Collecting Social Services

  • Excerpt: "The Recertification process of recipients saved New York City 15% on their expenses"

Elections

2014

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Rhode Island House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 25, 2014. Incumbent Jeremiah O'Grady defeated John J. Cullen in the Democratic primary, while Matthew Guerra was unopposed in the Republican primary. O'Grady defeated Guerra in the general election.[2][3][4]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 46, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJeremiah O'Grady Incumbent 66.2% 3,502
     Republican Matthew Guerra 33.8% 1,786
Total Votes 5,288

2012

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2012

Guerra ran for election in the 2012 election for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 46. Guerra was unopposed in the September 11 Republican primary and was defeated by incumbent Jeremiah O'Grady (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 46, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJeremiah O'Grady Incumbent 38.5% 2,738
     Republican Matthew Guerra 32.4% 2,302
     Independent Mary Ann Shallcross Smith 25.7% 1,830
     Independent Paul DiDomenico 3.2% 229
     Other Write-in 0.2% 14
Total Votes 7,113

Campaign themes

Guerra opposes tax increases, supports the use of E-verify for employers, and seeks to repeal burdensome unfunded mandates.[6]

2010

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2010

Guerra was the Republican candidate for District 46 of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. He was unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary and was defeated by Democrat Jeremiah O'Grady in the November 2 general election.[7][8]

Rhode Island House District 46
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jeremiah O'Grady (D) 2150
Matthew Guerra (R) 1596
C. Kevin McCarthy (I) 520
Paul Didomenico (I) 127

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