It’s a good birthday!


Rockland, MA – Today as he celebrated his birthday Lou Valanzola, candidate for State Representative, announced that he has received the endorsement of both the state’s Republican National Committee members –Chanel Prunier and Ron Kaufman.

“I am pleased to have their support in my race for State Representative.  It shows that I have the momentum and message,” said Valanzola.  “Our state is facing some very serious issues.  I know that I can provide the strong leadership that is needed.”

“"I enthusiastically support Lou Valanzola for State Representative. Lou is a devoted family man, community leader and fiscal conservative who will fight for our shared principles on Beacon Hill. Lou will always keep his constituents in mind and will utilize his experience as an accountant and former Selectman to bring fiscal control and accountability to Beacon Hill,” said Chanel Prunier.

Valanzola has been running an aggressive campaign.  He has taken the No New Taxes pledge and been part of the effort to stop automatic tax hikes.  Unlike the incumbent, Valanzola supports more transparency at the State House. 

As a controller, Valanzola has the experience to be a fiscal watchdog for taxpayers.  Last week he criticized the Patrick administration for wasting $2 billion.

Having worked in the private sector, Valanzola wants to grow jobs.  That’s why he is supporting the Small Business Bill of Rights which will encourage small businesses that create the majority of new jobs in Massachusetts.

Valanzola has also expressed disappointment with the incumbent’s voting record being less than supportive of taxpayers.  Here are some key roll calls that are anti-taxpayer:

  • Roll Call 160 and 232.  These votes would have required another audit of the Department of Transitional Assistance (welfare).  Both the Inspector General and the State Auditor found gross errors within the system such as dead people collecting benefits.  Valanzola believes that another audit would be appropriate to make sure the problems are being fixed.
  • Roll Call 247.  This vote would stop self-declarations for welfare recipients receiving rental assistance.  Right now, recipients don’t have to provide proof on how much they are paying in rent.  They are allowed to self-declare to get taxpayer funded benefits.  Valanzola believes that is an open door policy for fraud.
  • Roll Call 248.  This vote would have stopped EBT recipients from accessing benefits out of state.  Only border states would be allowed.  Valanzola believes that EBT cards should not be used to go on vacation. 
  • Roll 28.  This vote would have required verification of where people live to receive public assistance.  Valanzola believes that taxpayer funded benefits should not be going to illegal immigrants.
  • Roll Call 36 and 78.  These votes would have prohibited in-state tuition rates for illegal immigrants.  Valanzola believes it is unfair to allow illegal immigrants to get costly tuition breaks when legal residents of bordering states pay a higher rate.

Lou Valanzola is currently employed as a Controller in Brockton.   He earned a degree in Accounting from Bentley University in 1984.  In addition to being a Selectman in Rockland, he’s also been involved in the community as a member of the Cable TV advisory board.  He was also a member of the volunteer Crossing guard committee which returned them in 2002 after a 12 year hiatus.  He also coached little league baseball and girls basketball.   He is also a member of the Rockland LION’s club.


Lou Valanzola can be reached at 617-827-3454 or, if you would like to find out more information about Valanzola’s candidacy please check his website



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