Lou Scapicchio is an acting defense attorney for the Army Reserves and is a champion of Veteran Affairs. He has served the United States army for 14 years, and has six years of legal experience–not too mention that he is a Suffolk Law School Alum.
Lou is a long-time resident of East Boston but has a long list of hands-on experience in both the Army as Captain and in Law, which he plans to take with him to Beacon Hill. “If you want something done right, hire a veteran,” he says. What better person to represent the people of East Boston than a veteran attorney.
After serving honorably for his country, he then worked for state government in the last year, where he actively participated in the issues of East Boston.
He says filing and drafting legislation, is a just minor role towards becoming the next State Representative of East Boston. The major role is prioritizing the daily agenda of the residents of East Boston inside Beacon Hill–becoming a community leader. A community leader will not have a strong voice on Beacon Hill without the support of his/her community.
“I have no affiliation with any sitting politicians on Beacon Hill and so my only loyalty to anyone is just the people of East Boston–my family, my friends, and my neighbors. All I will care about is what is in the best interest for the people of East Boston ” –Lou Scappichio
His three top priorities for East Boston are: Balanced Real Estate Development; Safety and Security; and Veterans Affairs.
Lou Scapicchio is currently a Judge Advocate in the Army Reserves at the rank of Captain and is the legal counsel for the Massachusetts Soldiers’ Home (a homeless shelter) in Chelsea, Ma.
Election Day is on March 3, 2015
To follow Lou and his campaign go to: www.louforstaterep.com
Here are Lou’s responses from the same twitter questions asked before in my last interview:
LS: That goes back to that overarching question of how to keep East Boston affordable; we do not want to price out people who are already live here through development. East Boston is a gem on the Boston Harbor and everyone will know that there will be some high end development which will increase the housing rates in those surrounding areas. So to take care of this we (1) make them have the mixed housing and follow the rules that are already in place in East Boston. (2) Keep the property taxes at a rate which people who live in the surrounding areas can afford; not let it jump too high or too fast on them. (3) Have tax incentives for the workers to build more affordable housing. Keeping property taxes down is a priority for him.
LS: Whoever is State Rep of East Boston must have a plan first of what they want East Boston to be. I want East Boston to be a very enticing place for Middle Class families to raise their families in. And to achieve this we must have: schools, street safety, and lower property taxes. Incentivizing the right types of investments in East Boston and lowering property taxes will help pass savings onto the next generation of East Boston residents.