Sheeler Seeks Ouster of Breene (R) in Rhode Island District 34 Senate Seat Race

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Dr. Carl L. Sheeler, a registered Republican, has disaffiliated with the ROP and announced his candidacy for the District 34 Rhode Island Senate seat currently held by Kevin A. Breene (R), a West Greenwich dairy farmer. Sheeler is committed to a frank and open campaign.

Dr. Carl L. Sheeler, 44, a West Greenwich, RI resident, businessman and previously a registered Republican, has disaffiliated with the Republican Party and announced his candidacy for the District 34 Rhode Island Senate seat currently held by Kevin A. Breene (R), a West Greenwich dairy farmer. Sheeler is committed to a frank and open campaign. He stated, "It's time for vision, leadership, candor and action. Many Rhode Island Republican representatives distance themselves from the RNC and the White House; however, inaction and rhetoric does not address the needs of Rhode Island citizens. They see lost jobs, preferential tax cuts, questionable energy price hikes as well as a mismanaged fiscal policy and a protracted presence in Iraq. I have the fortitude and conviction to provide Unaffiliated, Democrat and unhappy Republican voters a voice in the Rhode Island Senate."

Dr. Sheeler discussed his candidacy with the Rhode Island Democratic Party Chairman, William Lynch, Esq.. Dr. Sheeler believes bipartisan decisions and input from Operation Clean Government will represent the Rhode Island community's future interests best. The municipalities of Exeter, West Greenwich, Charlestown, Hopkinton and Richmond are represented within District 34. “I feel the Rhode Islanders in my district are disillusioned with state politics. They are a diverse mix of moderate and high wage earners.

"I know many residents and educators of West Greenwich and the District are concerned with the quality of education from pre-school to after high school, as expenditures per student are below the state average. I know they see the quality and quantity of services having declined despite property taxes increasing dramatically. This concerns the future of my children, too. There are also a myriad of issues associated with attracting commerce to the state, our aging population, quality of life and costs of prescription medicine that need addressing," states Sheeler.

A former active duty and reserve USMC combat and staff officer, Sheeler has seen the importance of making difficult and often unpopular decisions. He shares "Leaders plan for and find opportunities. They are accountable for and head off crises before they occur. We need State incentives for families and companies to invest in increasing the level of education and subsequently the pay of current and future workers. We have to attract both large and small business investment into our state that will increase the number of high paying jobs and the tax revenues that fund the services our citizens want. All companies want to see a labor pool that is motivated and has access to college education," he states.

Dr. Sheeler holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the Union Institute and University (Cincinnati) and a Masters and Bachelors in Management and Business from the Command and Staff War College (Quantico, VA) and the University of Illinois-Chicago, respectively. He is expected to be an adjunct professor at Bryant University in the College of Business this fall. Since 1992, he has been the Managing Partner of Allison Appraisals & Assessments, Inc., a nationwide firm that provides expert testimony for attorneys in litigation and tax matters involving business value and economic damages. He invites the media, interested contributors, volunteers and District 34 voters to contact him at his website at or calling (401) 397-4618.

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