ENDORSEMENTS

What others are saying about Joe:

“Joe is a get-things-done guy. He is a wonderful person, a talented lawyer and a friend. Joe is committed to serving his community and state. He will be a tireless advocate for the City of Warwick in the General Assembly.”

Rhode Island General Treasurer Gina Raimondo

“Joe has the ability to bring both parties together. It was very encouraging what he was able to do with the Rhode Island Airport Corporation and the City Council. He’s a good candidate.”

Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian

“I am one of the owners of the Trader Joes shopping center on Bald Hill Rd/ Rt 2 in Warwick. Joe and I have worked together for approximately 9 years and he is one of the most competent land use attorneys I have ever worked with. I have tremendous respect for him. Honest and straightforward, always gets the job done, doesn’t complain, finds the end zone with every task. He is very creative, a great team builder and a very good listener. We worked together to permit many tenant openings including the Panera, Trader Joes, Eastern Mountain Sports and soon to open Boloco pad. We worked together on major site improvements including the center’s million dollar fascia upgrade. He succeeded at every task I gave him. Joe is an essential part of my team in RI.

On a personal level, Joe is a pleasure to work with. One of the good guys. In my opinion, Warwick would be fortunate to have Joe represent them.”

Joel Kadis, one of the owners of the Trader Joes shopping center on Bald Hill Rd / Rt 2 in Warwick

"Joe was a tireless worker for the City - he helped create the Municipal Court which kept much needed revenue in the City. As a City Solicitor he prosecuted crimes in the District Court. He will be an effective fighter for Warwick in the State House."

Former Warwick Mayor Charles J. Donovan

"Joe Shekarchi is probably one of the most ethical and hard working people I have met. He is not only an excellent lawyer but is a loyal friend as well. He is motivated by a desire to serve the public, and he always has the best interests of his constituents at heart. I recommend him without reservation to all those who desire honest, open government !"

Charles Abosamra, Retired High School Teacher and Guidance Counselor

"I have known Joe for many years, he has come before the City Council representing large and small Warwick businesses, as well as homeowners. Joe always is prepared and advocates well for his clients. He will make an excellent State Representative not only for his district of Oakland Beach, Nausauket, Apponaug and Buttonwoods but all of Warwick. I am proud to support him 100%!

Donna Travis, Ward 6 Councilwoman

“Joe Shekarchi is an excellent attorney who was instrumental in working with the city of Warwick for our Balise dealership real estate projects. His attention to detail, his commitment to honesty and transparency helped create a favorable outcome for Balise, our neighbors and the city. Beyond that, he is a wonderful person. I am proud to call him my friend.”

Jeb Balise, President Balise Motor Sales

"I've known Joe for many years. He is a highly-respected attorney, known for his skill and his professionalism. More importantly, he is a good man, a person of integrity. As our Representative in the State House, he'll be responsive to his constituents. In his actions and his votes, he'll do not just the politically expedient thing, but the right thing, for us and for the state."

Mark McKenney, Board Member of the Buttonwoods Beach Association

"Once Joe Shekarchi became part of the airport negotiations, I was confident in our ability to finally obtain a fair, enforceable Community Benefits Agreement . Joe is a true stakeholder in Warwick. He was always concerned about the health, quality of life and the economic future of our city. After more than 14 years of disappointment and empty promises, Joe Shekarchi brought the airport to the table so we could finally negotiate the airport expansion and cover all the other loose ends with certainty."

Councilwoman Camille Vella-Wilkinson, Airport Litigation Committee Chair

"The Herb Chambers Companies has worked with Joe for years. He is intelligent, hard working and a pleasure to work with. He has been instrumental in helping us with many matters, including moving our Herb Chambers Cadillac dealership from Providence to it's current location on Rt. 2 in Warwick. He would make a great State Representative."

Brad Gomes, Director of Operations, The Herb Chambers Companies

"Joe has been a great small business resource for William J. Ross Inc. over the last decade. He is highly motivated, passionate about his work and always diligent in responding. I look forward to him as my state representative and his "pro small business" approach."

Bill Ross

"Joe is a great asset to the City of Warwick. His work ethic, compassion and ability to work with everyone is evident in his many accomplishments in Warwick as well as the State. He has a strong desire to get things done the right way and is willing to work hard to achieve it. For the past two years, Joe has represented the state F.O.P. effectively and with integrity."

Peter Johnston, President Warwick Fraternal Order of Police

"I would be proud to have Joe represent us here in district 23. He is a sincere listener, and a man of integrity. Knowing him for many years, I know he will fight for his constituents. He is tireless and has the unique ability to work with others regardless of their political affiliation."

Yogi Gardiner, Letter Carrier

"Joe has always been a true professional of the highest order possessing strong ethics, morals, and compassion coupled with his knowledge and expertise make him uniquely qualified to represent our district. Having known Joe for many years, I'm confident that Joe will be a great asset for his constituents."

Bob DeGregorio, Local Realtor

"I was thrilled to learn that Joe Shekarchi had decided to run for the RI House of Representatives District 23 seat. I have known Joe for over twenty years and have watched him progress from a young campaign volunteer to an influenctial team member in a number of candidates' political campaigns. In this jump from campaign to candidacy, Joe will bring energy and enthusiasm to representing his constituency. He will continue the tradition of his predecessors and listen to and voice the concerns of his constituents and will work tirelessly for unity among the Warwick delegation at the State House."

Claire C. Flaherty