Nicholas Alahverdian

Time to go, Raimondo: Nicholas Alahverdian releases 2018 endorsements for upcoming November election

It’s that time again. And Gina Raimondo’s days before losing the election are numbered.

The signs and pins come out.

Your door is knocked upon by seemingly friendly and overexcited volunteers.

You’re caught off guard by the random candidates you’ve seen on tv standing on line at Dunkin’ Donuts (we can still call it that for the time being, right?).

It’s election season.

Rhode Island politics is a blood sport

In Rhode Island, politics is a blood sport. My old friend and former Mayor of Providence Mayor Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci, Jr. once told me “if Providence politics was a physical contact sport, most people would be killed within the first ten minutes.” It’s a difficult environment.

Nicholas Alahverdian, Buddy Cianci, Vincent Cianci, Vincent A. Cianci Jr., Providence
Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci, Jr., host of WPRO’s The Buddy Cianci Show and former longtime Mayor of Providence, R.I.

However, if you have the strength and perseverance, it will most definitely pay off.

I’ve been around Rhode Island politics for almost two decades. I know the ins and outs of how things get done and I would say that during a catastrophe or even an era of posterity, you need the right people in the right job at the right time.

What Nicholas Alahverdian has done

Nicholas Alahverdian, 2018, Election, Endorsements
Nicholas Alahverdian

That’s why I’ve compiled a list of some of the most qualified individuals who I support for office. The important thing to note here is while I may be friends with some of the people on this list, I have not met or even spoken with others.

I have, however, performed an inordinate amount of research to ensure that I am endorsing the right people at the right time.

For example, Gina Raimondo continues to be at the helm of the state and we have had nothing but disaster after disaster. Kids in DCYF care are dying and being tortured and abused. It’s time for her to go.

The case against Nicholas Mattiello

Nicholas Alahverdian, Nicholas Mattiello, Gina Raimondo, Rhode Island

In Cranston’s District 15, Steve Frias has to make a strong effort to beat the hell out of Nicholas Mattiello. I would be comfortable at this point in saying that Mattiello is the greatest political threat Rhode Island has faced in quite some time. Nicholas Mattiello does not have the best interests of the people of the state of Rhode Island at heart. He must go.

In order for the PawSox to be potentially salvaged, in order for everyday citizens — not just lobbyists — to be heard on Smith Hill, and in order for Rhode Island to return to some semblance of political normalcy, Nicholas Mattiello must be voted out of office. Cranston, you have a big choice ahead of you.

Here are my endorsements:

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Office Endorsed Candidate Party
Senator in Congress Sheldon Whitehouse Democrat
Governor Allan Fung Republican
Lieutenant Governor Daniel J. McKee Democrat
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea Democrat
Senator in General Assembly District 1 Maryellen Goodwin Democrat
Senator in General Assembly District 4 Dominick J. Ruggerio Democrat
Representative in General Assembly District 3 Moira Walsh Democrat
Representative in General Assembly District 6 Raymond A. Hull Democrat
Representative in General Assembly District 9 Anastasia P. Williams Democrat
Representative in General Assembly District 10 Scott A Slater Democrat
Representative in General Assembly District 15 Steven Frias Republican
Representative in General Assembly District 19 Ruth M. Page Republican
Representative in General Assembly District 27 Patricia A. Serpa Democrat
Representative in General Assembly District 40 Michael W. Chippendale Republican
Mayor of East Providence Roberto “Bob” DaSilva Democrat

Note

If any of the above listed candidates want to change their website, I would be more than happy to oblige. Feel free to contact me here or email me at nalahverdian@gmail.com

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Nicholas Alahverdian

Nicholas Alahverdian is a Harvard-educated scholar and political activist. As an adolescent, Nicholas survived torture and abuse inflicted upon him by the Rhode Island government under the direct orders of a chief judge and a governor following his political activism against them while Alahverdian was an employee of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. Nicholas was sent to two facilities far from New England that had extensive records of torture, abuse, and negligence. He was forced to remain in these abusive facilities until his 18th birthday and was not allowed to contact anyone, go to school, or prepare for adulthood. Alahverdian survived the torture, sued his abusers, settled in court, and studied at Harvard University. The primary scholarly focus of Nicholas Alahverdian is the intersection of philology, rhetoric, and politics. He has been featured in The Providence Journal, NPR, BBC, NBC, CBS, and ABC News as well as The Buddy Cianci Show, The Boston Globe and countless other media entities.