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For­mer House Mi­nor­ity Leader looks to keep his Dis­trict 48 seat

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Brian C. New­berry an­nounced he will run for re-elec­tion to his Dis­trict 48 seat this fall.

NORTH SMITH­FIELD — For­mer House Mi­nor­ity Leader and state Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Brian C. New­berry, R-Dist. 48, North Smith­field and Bur­ril­lville, has an­nounced he will run for re-elec­tion to his seat this fall.

New­berry has served as rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Dis­trict 48 for 10 years while pur­su­ing an agenda of lower taxes, less reg­u­la­tory red tape and less govern­ment over­all, a cause which he has ad­vo­cated strongly dur­ing his State­house ten­ure.

“Since first elected, I have main­tained that we do not have a tax­ing prob­lem in this state, but a spend­ing prob­lem,” New­berry said in a state­ment on his re-elec­tion bid.

“I have al­ways op­posed tax in­creases and sup­ported at­tempts to reign in bloated govern­ment spend­ing. I have fought to elim­i­nate the abuse-rid­den leg­isla­tive grant pro­gram and been a consistent ad­vo­cate against growth in govern­ment gen­er­ally and in at­tempt­ing to get my leg­isla­tive col­leagues to adopt a dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive on many is­sues,” New­berry said.

“Dur­ing my ten­ure, in­clud­ing six years as leader of the op­po­si­tion party from 2011-2017, I have al­ways worked with the rul­ing Democrats where ap­pro­pri­ate – first propos­ing and then sup­port­ing bud­getary items that they Sub­mit­ted photo For­mer House Mi­nor­ity Leader and state Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Brian C. New­berry, R-Dist. 48, North Smith­field and Bur­ril­lville, has an­nounced he will run for re-elec­tion to his Dis­trict 48 seat this fall. even­tu­ally adopted, in­clud­ing the elim­i­na­tion of state in­come taxes on so­cial se­cu­rity and the phase­out of the car tax, “New­berry noted.

New­berry said he has also strongly op­posed the lead­er­ship party where ap­pro­pri­ate, “par­tic­u­larly where they squan­der op­por­tu­ni­ties to take bold steps to re­form our bud­get process in­clud­ing en­act­ment of a line item veto, make struc­tural changes to our fis­cal poli­cies and con­tinue to heap un­nec­es­sary reg­u­la­tions on small busi­ness that sti­fle eco­nomic growth while si­multa- neously dol­ing out cor­po­rate wel­fare for well con­nected in­sid­ers..

“My col­leagues and I have al­ways fought to re­duce the mid­dle-class tax bur­den while op­pos­ing such give­aways and hope to con­tinue to do so,” New­berry said.

New­berry serves on the House Com­mit­tee on La­bor and the House Com­mit­tee on Mu­nic­i­pal Govern­ment.

An at­tor­ney spe­cial­iz­ing in com­mer­cial lit­i­ga­tion and pro­fes­sional mal­prac­tice de­fense, he is a part­ner in the law firm of Dono­van Hatem LLP. New­berry earned his ju­ris doc­tor­ate, magna cum laude, from Tem­ple Univer­sity School of Law, in 1996. He re­ceived his bach­e­lor of arts de­gree at the Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia in 1993 and earned his high school di­ploma at Choate Rose­mary Hall in 1989, ac­cord­ing to his Gen­eral Assem­bly bi­og­ra­phy.

A Lit­tle League and Soc­cer As­so­ci­a­tion coach, and mem­ber of Cen­tral Con­gre­ga­tional Church, New­berry is the for­mer vice chair­man of the North Smith­field Repub­li­can Town Com­mit­tee and was the for­mer chair­man of the North Smith­field Ju­ve­nile Hear­ing Board.

He is mar­ried to El­iz­a­beth, and the New­ber­rys have three chil­dren, Diane, Liam and Ai­dan.

“I believe I have been a consistent ad­vo­cate for the peo­ple of our ru­ral cor­ner of the state and I am hope­ful that the peo­ple of North Smith­field and Bur­ril­lville have been happy with my ef­forts on their be­half and will see fit to re­turn me to of­fice this fall,” New­berry said.

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