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Cranston Ends Fiscal 2018 With Another Budget Surplus

CRANSTON, RI—Mayor Fung announced today that the city of Cranston closed out another fiscal year with a modest budget surplus.

According to unaudited figures from the city’s Finance Department, Cranston ended Fiscal Year 2018 with a combined surplus balance of $173,422.

The city’s continued strong financial results this year were buoyed by various factors, including a tax collection rate that exceeded 99 percent, prior year collections exceeding anticipations and an uptick in licenses, building inspections and recording fees as the city’s business community and overall population continues to grow.

Additionally, the city earned $300,000 more in interest income on investments than was budgeted thanks to careful management of the city’s portfolio to take advantage of the strong national economy.

The positive revenue results helped the city weather several financial challenges over the last fiscal year, including higher-than-normal snow removal costs, police and fire overtime costs and legal and claims fees.

“I’m very pleased to announce that Cranston has once again ended the fiscal year with another budget surplus and in a stronger position than when we started,” commented Mayor Fung. “Our continued strong financial performance is the result of thoughtful and honest budgeting practices and keeping a close watch on expenses to ensure we deliver quality services to residents without spending beyond our means.”

Additionally, Mayor Fung thanked all city employees who contribute to the city’s strong finances on a daily basis, particularly Finance Director Robert Strom and his team at City Hall.

“Achieving success is a group effort, and in Cranston, we work together as a team to ensure Cranston remains one of the best cities in America to live and raise a family.” Mayor Fung said.
Cranston Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting

CRANSTON, RI—The City of Cranston has once again been recognized for excellence in financial reporting.

Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung announced that the city has received the Certificate of Achievement of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association, the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

The award is given to municipalities and government departments on an annual basis for preparing detailed and transparent financial reports. The achievement is a “significant accomplishment by a government and its management,” according to the GFOA.

In Cranston’s case, the GFOA’s award is based on the city’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and annual audit and budget reports. According to the GFOA, the city meets the high standards of the CAFR program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate the city’s financial story.

“In Cranston, we balance the books, but we also make sure we accurately report the books thoroughly and transparently,” commented Mayor Allan W. Fung. “I’m proud of the work from our city departments to not only keep our finances strong on a daily basis, but also ensure the public is fully informed and all state and federal budgeting regulations are followed.”

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the Finance Department in the Division of Accounting Control, Treasury and Tax Collection, Contract and Purchase, Assessment and Management Information Systems for their diligence and cooperation on a daily basis in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this department,” said Finance Director Robert Strom. “The success that the Finance Department has enjoyed is due to their efforts.”

Mayor Fung’s Statement on the Passing of Alfred Carpionato
Today, we mourn the loss of Alfred “Fred” Carpionato, a visionary businessman who made his beloved city of Cranston—and the entire state of Rhode Island—a better place.
Fred was one of the state’s most successful developers & entrepreneurs, and his mark on the community can be seen everywhere. He was also a stickler for detail, and spared no expense to do the job right. Fred could see into the future, and knew that Cranston deserved something special in the heart of our city.

On behalf of myself and the entire City of Cranston, we offer our sincerest condolences to the Carpionato family during this difficult time.

CRANSTON, RI—Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung is inviting the entire Cranston community to gather at Garden City Center on the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 8 to honor the girls of two Cranston National Budlong Little League teams and celebrate their achievements at regional and World Series softball tournaments recently.

Both teams finished their seasons as state and district champions.

The CNBLL Juniors finished their incredible season ranked fourth in the world after a strong run that ended with a tough loss against Italy at the World Series in Kirkland, Washington.

The CNBLL Majors finished second at the East Coast Regionals in Bristol, Conn.

The girls of both teams will be recognized by Mayor Fung and other local dignitaries for their strong performances on the field and for representing Cranston and the entire state of Rhode Island to the rest of the world with class, grace and sportsmanship.

The celebration is planned for 5:30 p.m. at the gazebo in Garden City Center.

WHO: Mayor Fung, Cranston National Budlong Little League Softball players, local elected officials and dignitaries.

WHAT: Ceremony and celebration to honor the girls of the Junior and Majors teams who competed in national and regional tournaments.

WHERE: Garden City Center, Cranston, RI.

WHEN: 5:30 p.m., August 8, 2018

Did you see this poll?

Allan has a 40 POINT LEAD over all Republican candidates in the Governor’s race.
This confirms that only Allan can take on Governor Raimondo in November and WIN.

But, he can’t do it without your support.
Governor Raimondo has her outsider special interest groups funding her every step of the way! She knows that Rhode Islanders want her out – but she and her liberal allies will do everything they can to try and buy this election. 

Chutze, we need your help to keep our momentum, so that Allan can clean up Governor’s Raimondo’s mess and get Rhode Island back on track. 

Will you chip in today to help us fight back against these liberal special interest groups?

Chip in $25, $50, $100, or $250 to free Rhode Island of Raimondo’s incompetence.

Rhode Island cannot afford another FOUR YEARS of Raimondo’s disastrous administration.

Chip in what you can using this secure link: allanfung.com/donate/

Thank you for your support,

Team Fung

Allan Fung Unveils Economic Policy Plan
(Cranston) - Today, Cranston Mayor & Candidate for Governor Allan Fung released his economic policy plan that will help make Rhode Island the best state in New England to do business in.

“For far too long Rhode Island has slumbered at the bottom of every ranking when it comes to our business and economic climate,” said Mayor Fung. “It is time that we shake up the status quo, and make Rhode Island the land of startups, strong businesses, and an attractive place for companies to expand into.”

In his first term, Fung would look to lower the sales tax each year until it reaches 5%, or the lowest of any state in New England outside of New Hampshire, which doesn’t levy one.

While he is reducing taxes, Fung is also going to cut the cost of doing business in Rhode Island, by introducing the Low Fee Guarantee. In his first six months in office, the administration will go through every single occupational licensing, permitting, and business incorporation fee, and make them the lowest in New England. Additionally, in order to make Rhode Island more attractive for startups, he will waive all state fees for their first year in business. 

While making it less expensive for businesses, we're also going to make it the friendliest state to do business in. Fung will introduce the Business Concierge Program, which has been key to making Cranston one of the Top 50 Cities in America. The Concierge Center is a one stop location for startups and business owners, walking them through the process from business plan to ribbon cut as quickly and as stress free as possible. A business owner will be working with an economic development professional from start to finish - helping them cut through red tape and letting them know what they need to do right from the start, instead of running into time consuming road blocks because one department isn't talking to another.

“Our residents pay a lot in taxes, and they shouldn't dread interacting with their state government the same way you dread a root canal.”

To view the complete plan please visit
Fung Campaign Announces New Campaign Press Secretary
(Cranston) Today, the Fung for Governor Campaign announced Andrew Augustus has been hired as Press Secretary.

“Andrew comes to us with experience on both sides of the microphone as well as a passion for Rhode Island,” said Cranston Mayor Allan Fung. “We are thrilled to have him join our team.”

“I am excited and honored to join the Fung Campaign,” said Augustus. “I look forward to working with Mayor Fung and the rest of the team, sharing a vision that will help right the ship in Rhode Island.”

A native of Rhode Island, Andrew grew up in Bristol and attended Rhode Island College. He was a reporter for News Talk 630 AM & 99.7 FM WPRO before being hired as Press Associate for Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza.
Fung Campaign Announces City and Town Chairs
(Cranston) - Today, The Fung for Governor campaign announced the City and Town chairs who will serve as grassroots leaders throughout Rhode Island.

"I am so thankful for the support of these experienced community leaders from across our state. Together, we are focused on righting the ship here in Rhode Island, and I am confident that with their help we can fix the mess this Governor has made" said Cranston Mayor Allan Fung.  

The chairs represent over 50 individuals throughout the state in 34 towns. 
Co-Chair Lisa Daft
Co-Chair Geoff Grove

Honorary Co-Chair Harold Demopulos
Co-Chair Marco Capaldi
Chair Scott Rabideau, President of Natural Resource Services, Inc.

Chair Glen Shibley, Town Council President

Co-Chair Michael Farina, President and City Wide Councilman
Co-Chair Michael Favicchio, Vice President, Ward 6
Co-Chair Christopher Paplauskas, Majority Leader
Co-Chair Kenneth Hopkins, City Wide Councilman
Co-Chair Trent Colford, City Council, Ward 4
Co-Chair Steve Agnoli
Co-Chair Hillary Costa

Co-Chair Pam Costa
Co-Chair David Shepherd
East Greenwich
C0-Chair Michael Isaacs, Former Council President
Honorary Co-Chair Yan Lindsay Sun
Co-Chair Rich Fuka, President of the Rhode Island Fisherman’s Alliance

East Providence 
Co-Chair Rolland Grant, Former Mayor
Co-Chair Christopher Holland
Co-Chair Frank Maher, Town Councilman & Former State Senator
Co-Chair Kevin McGovern, Town Council President

Chair Mike Chippendale, State Representative

Chair Deb Burlingame

Chair Frank Landolfi, Hopkinton Town Council President

Chair Blake Dickinson

Chair Nick Grasso

Chair Thomas J. Paolino, State Senator

Chair Liana Ferreira-Fenton, Middletown School Committee

Co-Chair Matthew M. Mannix, President Pro Tem, Narragansett Town Council
Co-Chair Christopher Hultquist

Honorary Chair Ed Walsh Sr., Former Principal of Underwood School

North Kingstown
Chair Mark Zaccaria, Former Chairman of the Rhode Island GOP
North Providence 
Chair Joseph A. Giammarco, Esq.

North Smithfield 
Co-Chair Brian Newberry, State Representative
Co-Chair Jason Andoscia

Chair Scott Rotondo

Chair Allen Shers

Chair Hamlet Lopez

Co-Chair Scott Klimaj
Co-Chair Kathleen Knight Bianchi
Chair Susan Iannitelli

South Kingston
Co-Chair Sean O’Donnell
Co-Chair Lee Duckworth

Chair Randy LeBeau

Co-Chair Andrea Smiley
Co-Chair Mark Smiley, Former Chairman of the Rhode Island GOP
Co-Chair Ed Carpenter
Co-Chair Chris Allen
Co-Chair Tony Corrente
Co-Chair Rick Cascella
Co-Chair Mike Penta
Co-Chair Angelica “Gel” Penta

West Greenwich 
Chair Mark Tourgee

West Warwick
Chair Mike Pinga, Former State Senator

Co-Chair Nancy Richmond
Co-Chair Bob Priolo

Co-Chair Leo Tetrault
Co-Chair Martha Tetrault

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! The Luck of the Irish has been with us this busy week. With events from the East Bay to the West Bay, and volunteers streaming in and out of the office, we are getting our ducks in a row as we head into nicer weather and a busy campaign season.
After weathering this week’s blizzard, Allan was back out on the trail.

In Cranston, Allan was privileged to be part of Pack 6's crossing over ceremony. Congratulations to all our new Boy Scouts!
Allan was also happy to support his in-law's hometown robotics team - The Rhode Warriors from Middletown - as they won their district wide event in Bridgewater, MA. #STEM education is so important in our schools, and after-school programs like US First Robotics are key in fostering the students interest in engineering fields.

Upcoming Fundraiser
The Women for Fung Committee is hosting a fundraiser on Sunday, March 25.
This will be a very fun event, and every single dollar you contribute goes a long way with our state’s matching funds program! Hope to see you and your friends at Jackie’s on the 25th!
We hope to see you there!
Fung Campaign Responds to the Failed Leadership of Gina Raimondo and Stagnate Rhode Island Economy
(Cranston) - The Fung campaign released the following statement regarding the failed leadership of Governor Gina Raimondo and the stagnate Rhode Island economy. 

“Governor Raimondo claims things are getting better, but this report clearly shows that under her leadership the Rhode Island economy has completely stagnated.  Per the RI DLT, the unemployment rate has only ticked down 0.1% over the past year, and now another two hundred jobs have been lost in January.

Rhode Islanders have had enough of families needing to leave the state to find good paying jobs.  That’s why they are ready for the type of leadership Mayor Fung has shown in growing Cranston’s economy, as the WPRI poll earlier this week demonstrated.” - Andrew Vargas Vila, Allan Fung Campaign Manager 
The Women for Fung Committee is hosting a fundraiser on Sunday, March 25. 

This is a great opportunity to get out and show your support for Allan. It will be a great time and your contribution supports his campaign.
We hope to see you there! 

Please see the details below:

Paid for by Committee to Elect Allan Fung

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Fung for Governor, P.O. Box 8542, Cranston, Rhode Island 02920
A new poll released this afternoon of Rhode Island voters shows our campaign in a statistical dead-heat with Governor Raimondo!

On top of that, the WPRI 12/Roger Williams University poll said that only 1 of 3 voters approve of the job the current governor is doing.

These results confirm that this is truly a two-person race for Governor.  If voters want to see new leadership and a fundamental change in the direction of our state, I invite them to join my campaign today.  

Together we can do better – but we need your help.

Thank you for all of your support!

Even in the depths of winter, it's been a super busy few weeks here on the campaign trail for Allan.

Allan has been traveling across the state and around New England speaking at Chinese Lunar New Year Celebrations. It's the Year of the Dog, which is Allan's year - and we know that 2018 will be his year to become Governor of Rhode Island! 

At Bryant, he had lunch with University President Machtley and representatives from the Chinese Consulate. There, they discussed how to expand educational opportunities - both cultural and language - for local students. He also spoke at the University Consortium Chinese New Year Gala at Johnson & Wales, talking about opening the doors in politics for the next generation. As you all know, when Allan is elected Governor in November, he will become the first Chinese American Republican Governor in the history of the United States, so he serves as a tremendous role model for these local Chinese students!

Arriving home on his 48th birthday, Allan got to spend some quality time with his family - which somehow meant he got treated to three chocolate cakes in a twenty four span. His sweet tooth knows no limits. 
And thanks to all of you, his birthday fundraiser was a wild success!  With over 220 attendees, we had to sprawl out across both banquet rooms!  This is the kind of tremendous support from average everyday Rhode Islanders that is going to carry us across the finish line.  The Governor may have the hearts and checkbooks of California and Wall Street, but Allan has the hearts of those from Woonsocket to Westerly.  

Finally, the winds and rain never stop the Irish, so it didn't stop Allan and Barbara Ann either from helping to kick off the St. Patrick's Day season in Pawtucket this weekend.  Mayor O'Fung makes several appearances at this time of the year, as being married to an Irish lass has its advantages. 
Volunteer Info

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped us around the office this week. Our office is located in Chapel View, right next to GNC. If you would like to volunteer to make Allan our next Governor, please reach out to info@allanfung.com

HQ Address: 1000 Chapel View Blvd. Cranston, RI 02920

If you would like to help out our campaign by donating you can click the following link: allanfung.com/donate.

Thank you for all of your support! 


-Team Fung 

Paid for by Committee to Elect Allan Fung
Frankly, it's an embarassment.
The decisions that Governor Raimondo has made over the past few years have done nothing but backfire against the state of Rhode Island.
And now, Gov. Raimondo is coming under fire for signing a secret fundraising deal with former Chairmen of the Providence Democratic City Committee, all in an attempt to bypass campaign laws and give the Governor an advantage in the upcoming race. 

Just watch what other Rhode Islanders are saying about the “agreement” below:
Chutze, we can do better – but we need your help.

We have less than 48 hours left before our February fundraising deadline ends tomorrow at midnight.

Allan is working hard to fight back against Governor Raimondo and her special interest allies that want to keep the status quo in our state but he needs our support.

Every bit helps, and together we can change the direction of our state for our families and for our future.

Thank you for your support,

-Team Fung

We’ve done it again! Last week Cranston was named by 24/7 Wall St. as the best city to live in Rhode Island!  Besides our low crime & poverty rates, Cranston was recognized for one of the most robust economies in the nation. And every day we are getting stronger! It’s time to bring this level of excellence to the state house, and we’ll do it when we elect Allan Governor of Rhode Island! 

As the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations kick off for the Year of the Dog, the Mayor has been traveling around New England – from Stamford to Boston - celebrating with other leaders.  It’s a very lucky year for Allan – not only is he part of the Dog zodiac sign – but it’s a year that ends in 8!  In Chinese culture, these are all signs of great luck. It’s our year, in more ways than one! 
On Valentine’s Day, the Mayor and Barbara Ann attended the Providence Friars basketball game. The Friars pulled off an amazing upset against the #3 ranked Villanova Wildcats.  Go Friars!
Volunteer Info

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped us make calls this week! We need your help again on Tuesday and Thursday to make sure our Birthday Party Fundraiser is a success. 

If you would like to join the team, please reach out to info@allanfung.com. Our office is located at 1000 Chapel View Blvd, Cranston, right next to GNC.

Looking Ahead

The Birthday Bash is almost here! The Mayor’s Birthday Party Fundraiser will be on Tuesday, February 27 at the Cranston Country Club, 69 Burlingame Road, Cranston, RI from 6-8 pm. 

If you’re interested in attending, please contact Dee Dee Witman at deedee@allanfung.com
If you would like to help out our campaign by donating you can click the following link: allanfung.com/donate.

None of this could be possible without your support. 

-Team Fung 

ImageIt is with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of Allan’s father, Kwong Wen Fung, who lost a long-fought battle with Parkinson’s disease last Saturday. Thank you to all who came by to pay their respects at the Nardolillo Funeral Home in Cranston and at the graveside service in Highland Memorial Park. The family appreciates the outpouring of love and support.
Thank you to Dr. Shaolei Lu, Mice Chen, and everyone that helped make our meet and greet at Yama Fuji with the Chinese community such a success!  

Volunteer Info

A big thanks to Steve Agnoli and Team Cranston for their hard work this week!  

We need your help on Tuesday and Thursday nights to make phone calls.  If you would like to join the team, please reach out to info@allanfung.com. Our office is located at 1000 Chapel View Blvd, Cranston, right next to GNC.

Looking Ahead
Mark it down in your calendar now! The Mayor's birthday party fundraiser is in two weeks!  We’ll see you on February 27, at the Cranston Country Club! 
If you would like to help out our campaign by donating you can click the following link: allanfung.com/donate.

Thank you for all your support! 

-Team Fung 

Paid for by Committee to Elect Allan Fung

Many of you remember my father, Kwong Wen, from the days of our family's restaurant. His lesson to me and my two sisters was simple - hard work makes your dreams come true. My father was the epitome of the American dream.
Born in Canton, China, he made his way to Hong Kong as a teenager, and spent his early years working as a welder. He fell in love and married my mom Tan Ping. When I traveled to China about two years ago with my wife, we went to several of his favorite places - including the Hong Kong Jockey Club to enjoy his beloved horse races.
But my father dreamed about the promise of America, and immigrated to Rhode Island with my mom in 1969. I was practically a stowaway as my mom was several months pregnant. I was born at the old Lying-In Hospital in Providence, and would be followed by my sisters Anna & Arlene.  When my parents opened up their restaurant, Kong Wen, it became our second home. After school, my dad would insist I do my homework in the corner booth before I began work bussing tables, washing dishes, & waiting on our customers. Over the years, I learned to cook at the side of my hero, my father. 
After owning the restaurant for over thirty five years, my parents finally retired. To stay healthy during his early years battling Parkinson's, he would be seen walking all over Garden City, every morning, with his adored daughter Arlene. Neighbors would wave and look out for them both. After several illnesses, he required around the clock care at The Cedars, where the love and attention he received was second to none.
All my parents ever asked for was for the opportunity to succeed. They knew that in America, the options were endless, & the only requirement was hard work. They worked tirelessly seven days a week for decades. I am so proud of their story, their bravery, and their devotion to ensuring their children had a better life.

His passing this weekend only hardened my resolve to reinvigorate this state, which they chose to start their new life in America, as the land of opportunity for the next generation. In his memory, we fight harder & recommit this movement to make Rhode Island the place that people want to come to in order to live out their American dream.
My family and I appreciate the overwhelming kind words of support so many of you have sent since his passing on Saturday. A public remembrance and wake will take place at Nardolillo Funeral Home on 1278 Park Avenue in Cranston on Wednesday, from 4-8 PM. We will also be receiving visitors Thursday morning from 9-10 AM at Nardolillo Funeral Home, followed by a procession and graveside service in Highland Memorial Park, Johnston.

Thank you for your support,
Allan Fung

I am shocked by how dangerous our state has become under our current Governor.

Last year, Rhode Island had the highest murder rate in New England according to FBI statistics.
Even when local leaders stand up, Gov. Raimondo's administration overrules their voices, making the streets more dangerous.

We need new leadership if we want to stop crime and protect our state.

Rhode Island, we can do better. MUCH better.
As Governor, I will put Rhode Islanders first and work hard to protect all of our citizens. We need new leadership if we want to stop the crime and protect our state and our families.
Will you stand with me today and support making Rhode Island a safer place for you and your family?
Thank you for your support,
Mayor Allan Fung Announces Strong Fourth Quarter Fundraising Numbers
(Cranston) - Mayor Allan Fung announced today his official fundraising results for the fourth quarter of 2017. Mayor Fung raised over $175,000, with 80% of donors coming from Rhode Island. Over six hundred individual donors supported the Mayor in his campaign for Governor, including close to three hundred new donors. Mayor Fung raised a total of over $380,000.00 for all of 2017, with a broad cross-section of support from throughout Rhode Island and from across the political spectrum.
“I am thrilled to announced the results of our very strong fundraising for the last quarter” said Mayor Fung. “I am especially proud of the fact that the vast majority of all funds raised come from right here in Rhode Island.  I enjoy reaching out to Rhode Islanders who want to fix our state, instead of out of state special interests, and I appreciate their support.”
“The growing support our campaign is receiving is also evident from the two hundred and seventy-two new donors. I will continue to focus on hard-working Rhode Islanders and their needs – not those of out-of-state special interests just trying to get the next handout from the Commerce Corporation. These numbers show that we have the support of Rhode Islanders and the momentum in this campaign, and we will continue the push for reform that Rhode Island so desperately needs” Mayor Fung concluded. 
The fourth quarter fundraising results are in and because of your support we were able to raise over $175,000 in the final quarter of 2017. We saw an incredible 272 new donors in just these last three months.  

Thank you for your tremendous support! 

Because of your support, we raised a total of $380,000 last year.

I am proud and humbled by the fact that 80% of the money raised came from Rhode Islanders. These numbers show that we have the support of Rhode Islanders and I will continue to push for the reform our state desperately needs.

We need help from our grassroots activists to get our message out and take on our current governor and her out of state, special interest allies.

This would not have been possible without you, 


Cranston City Directors Participate in Ethics Training

CRANSTON, RI—The leaders of every city department attended a training session with a Rhode Island Ethics Commission official on Tuesday as part of the city’s ongoing professional development efforts for employees, Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung announced today.

The session, led by Education Coordinator Jason Gramitt of the Ethics Commission, was a refresher course on state ethics laws that apply to municipal employees as well as an overview of what constitutes a conflict of interest and the factors that can create the appearance of a conflict.

Gramitt provided a detailed overview of the key ethics rules city employees need to know, such as the limit on receiving gifts, restrictions on using city jobs to enrich business associates or family members and when to recuse from decision making because of personal conflicts.

Additionally, Gramitt outlined the Ethics Commission’s role in providing helpful advice and the means for an employee to seek an advisory opinion when the question of whether a conflict exists cannot be immediately determined.

The training session, which was held during the city’s weekly administration staff meeting at City Hall, was organized by the city’s Personnel Director, Daniel O. Parrillo, who has been modernizing and enhancing the city’s human resources functions since he was hired last year. This is one of several ethics training sessions to be held under a Fung administration and Cranston is one of only a small handful of Rhode Island communities to request training from the Ethics Commission.

“The best lesson learned is knowing there is an agency within the state that anyone can utilize when they have a question of a potential conflict or the appearance of a conflict. It is a resource that is underutilized in municipal government,” Director Parrillo said.

“Cranston residents expect and deserve ethical government and this training session is an important exercise in ensuring every city worker is on the same page,” commented Mayor Fung. “I’m proud that Cranston is already an ethically-run city but it’s always helpful to review the rules and have a frank discussion about what’s right and what’s wrong, no matter how severe or trivial. I thank Education Coordinator Grammit for taking the time to share his expertise as well as our city employees who attended this session and take the issue of ethics seriously.”
Raimondo's Rhode Island Spun Like A Top in Her Last State of the State Address
(Cranston) - Tonight, in her final State of the State address, Gina Raimondo showed just how out of touch with reality she is.  One wonders if she's traveling out of state too much fundraising for her campaign to realize what is actually going on.  On her watch, Rhode Island has become a place where out of control spending, managerial disasters, and unrelenting arrogance has become the name of the game. 

Raimondo's Rhode Island is indeed just a bunch of smoke and mirrors.  

On a night when a woman in Woonsocket doesn't know if her benefits will be paid because of the UHIP disaster, Gina Raimondo lectured us on her need for more taxpayer money, likely to create a new six figure job for her out of state friends. 

On a night when a father in Johnston doesn't know if his unemployment benefits will be processed because the state computers still won't work, Gina Raimondo demanded more money in handouts for out-of-state corporations. 

On a night when men and women across the state went to their second jobs just so they can put food on the table, Gina Raimondo demanded millions more in spending for departments that aren't demonstrating results.  

Mayor Fung stated, "More than ever, Rhode Island needs a laser focused and competent chief executive who cares more about doing the job right in Warwick, than a next job in Washington.  Sadly, Rhode Islanders will be left picking up the pieces - and price tag - for her arrogance and mismanagement.  In every area of state government - we can do better." 
If you’re planning on watching Gov. Raimondo’s State of the State address tonight, I want to ask one favor of you: don’t believe Governor Raimondo’s spin.

I think we all know what to expect in tonight’s speech – more lofty platitudes from a Governor that has failed to deliver on her promises to this great state.

Simply put, we can do better. MUCH better.

Unlike our current Governor, I believe in Rhode Island and know that we can fix her disasters, like UHIP, by cutting the red tape that hinders businesses and help bring more job opportunities to our state.

Governor Raimondo seems to think that she can revitalize our state by cutting backroom deals, while Rhode Island businesses struggle in one of the worst economic environments in the country.

We MUST do better.
Together we can change the state of our state to benefit ALL Rhode Island families and move our state forward. 

Thank you for your support,
Allan Fung

Governor Raimondo Deserves No Credit for Lower Utility Rates
(Cranston) - The Governor’s partisan and cynical approach to her job knows no bounds. Less than a month from saying that she couldn’t think of a single thing she supported in the tax reform bill, she is trying to take credit for its positive impact on Rhode Island families.

She must be realizing that the tax plan is having a significant positive impact to the lives of lower and middle class Rhode Islanders, despite her assurances to us all that it wouldn't.  From companies raising their minimum wages, to widespread employee bonuses, and significant job creation, the idea of fundamentally lowering the cost of business is working across the country. 

These results only shine a brighter light on the fact that her strategy of corporate welfare rather than tax relief doesn't work.  Under my administration, we'll expand upon common sense strategies of removing regulations and lowering the cost of business to improve Rhode Island's stagnant economy.

CRANSTON, RI—The City of Cranston is prepared for heavy rains and the possibility of a flash freeze on Friday and over the weekend, Mayor Allan W. Fung announced today.

Cranston Public Works and Highway Department crews have been working all week to clear some of the city’s 8,000 storm drains with both heavy equipment and hand shovels. The focus has on low-lying and flood-prone areas and crews are out in the rain again today to continue drain clearing operations.

In the event that there is a flash freeze after the storm, the city’s fleet of 20 sander truckers and other vehicles are ready to spring into action to ensure city streets are as safe as possible. The city has replaced eight of the sander trucks over four years as part of Mayor Fung’s goal of investing in city resources thanks to our fiscal stability. The city has invested $1.5 million and replaced four sander trucks and numerous smaller pickup trucks and dump trucks over the past two years alone.

“The city is as prepared as possible for another round of heavy rains and potentially dangerous conditions,” commented Mayor Fung. “Our preventative work all week should mitigate the effects of any extreme rainfall events, but I urge all residents to be cautious because some spots could still flood. Please don’t drive on a flooded road—it’s not worth the risk to your car and your personal safety. And I urge everyone to monitor the weather forecast and be extremely cautious if a flash freeze does occur.”

Additionally, Mayor Fung is thanking all residents who shoveled sidewalks and cleared storm drains all week for helping the city weather another storm.

I need your help.
Our campaign is moving a full speed, but we're coming up on a very important milestone: our end-of-year fundraising deadline.
That's why I'm reaching out today.
With less than two days remaining before tomorrow's crucial deadline, I need your help and ask you to contribute whatever you are able today.
I am fighting for ALL Rhode Islanders to move our state forward by creating jobs and cutting through the red tape that hinders economic growth.

But in order to do so, I need your help.
Are you able to step up and contribute before tomorrow's crucial deadline?
Or donate another amount via this secure link: AllanFung.com/donate/
Our current Governor and her special interest allies have done little to nothing in assisting the State’s small businesses and we linger in a strained economy.
Unfortunately, our high poverty rate remains stagnant. 
We must change direction — but we need the support of every single grassroots supporter to be successful.
Thank you for your continued support and wishing you a healthy new year.

-Allan Fung

This holiday season, you and I can hopefully take a break from our normal routine to send our blessings to our families, our veterans & first responders, and our great nation.

This is a special time of year to enjoy with loved ones as we come together and rejoice in what really matters: our faith and our family. We keep in our prayers those brave men and women deployed overseas, spending this holiday season away from family in order to defend our freedoms and liberties. 

From Barbara Ann and I, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
Merry Christmas,
Allan Fun
CRANSTON, RI—Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung is highlighting the recently-completed fiscal 2017 audit of the city’s finances that shows Cranston continues on a path of strong financial management.

The audit, completed by the city’s outside auditing firm, Marcum, LLP, shows that the city ended with a $123,000 operating surplus despite reductions in state aid, state payments in lieu of taxes at the Pastore complex and higher-than-expected snow removal costs last winter. The reduction in state aid totaled nearly $900,000 alone.

“The results of this year’s audit shows Cranston finished another year in the black and continues on a path of stable finances and strong fiscal management,” commented Mayor Fung. “We have another cumulative surplus and were able to continue adding to our rainy day fund, which, at more than $20 million, remains one of the largest of any Rhode Island municipality. I thank our team in the Finance Department, the City Council and all city employees who work together to provide quality services to our residents and ensure we spend taxpayer dollars wisely.”

A copy of the audit can be viewed here: http://web.cranstonri.org/Clerkdocs/Audit/Audit2017.pdf

For years Rhode Island has struggled with high poverty rates and a hostile economic climate for small businesses. I want to work to change the economic direction of our state to encourage business growth and increase the number of well-paying jobs in our state.

As Governor, I will cut through the red tape to encourage economic growth and bring more opportunities back to Rhode Island.

Will you stand with me by signing our petition to create jobs and strengthen our state’s economy? Add your name using this secure link:  www.allanfung.com/economicpetition

I can’t do it without you, Chutze. Our current Governor is partnering withspecial interest and Wall Street outsiders to maintain the status quo. Now is the time to stand up and put Rhode Island taxpayers first.  

Please stand with me today and show your support for helping Rhode Island to reach its full economic potential.

Rhode Islanders deserve better.

Thank you for your support, 

Allan Fung
Cranston Begins Mailing Car Tax Bills

CRANSTON, RI—Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung today announced that car tax bills are in the process of being mailed and taxpayers should expect them to be delivered before the end of July.

Like many other municipalities, the city delayed the mailing of these bills pending the outcome of the proposed car tax phase out proposal contained in the state budget. Because the General Assembly recessed without approving the fiscal 2018 budget that contained the car tax phase out, the city is now in the process of mailing out the car tax bill, which will not include the phase-out. If state lawmakers do end up passing a fiscal 2018 budget that includes a reduction in the car tax, the city will make a decision then as to whether we will offer the vehicle owners a credit on future taxes or a rebate.

Because the mailing was delayed, the city has extended the due date for first-quarter payments to on or near Aug. 15 and the standard grace period will still apply.

“We appreciate our taxpayers’ patience during this period of uncertainty with the state budget,” Mayor Fung said. “I know that this delay has been frustrating and makes it difficult for residents to plan their household budgets. The decision to delay the mailing was not made lightly. I have been an supporter of the car tax phase-out legislation, but as your Mayor, I have to consider all the impacts and I couldn’t accept any scenario that resulted in the city being forced to send a supplemental tax bill in the event no fiscal 2018 budget is passed.”

Cranston Installs New Flood Warning System at Oaklawn and Wilbur Avenue Intersection
CRANSTON, RI—A new flood detection and warning system has been installed at the intersection of Oaklawn and Wilbur Avenues in the hopes of preventing another motorist from getting stranded during severe rain events.

The system, which cost $29,000, is solar powered and consists of a box with a sensor that detects when the lowest point of Wilbur Avenue is flooded, activating a system of flashing LED lights.

The area is prone to flooding during periods of heavy rain. The drainage system occasionally is overwhelmed as nearby Meshanticut Brook fills with water and the road can flood by a foot of water or more. The dip in the road under the railroad bridge can trick drivers into thinking the water’s depth is much lower, resulting in numerous cases of stranded motorists facing severe damage to their car and often necessitating an emergency response.

“This unique system is a cost-effective way to improve public safety and will help ensure people think twice before driving into floodwaters,” said Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung. “I’m glad the city has taken this step to address a problem that has plagued the Oaklawn neighborhood and affected numerous drivers.”

The system is the first such system to be installed in Rhode Island. It was purchased from Ocean State Signal, a Rhode Island company. The mayor budgeted $50,000 for the project in the current fiscal year.

“While this is not a permanent solution to stop all flooding in this problem area, it’s the right thing to do, right now, with limited impact on taxpayers,” Mayor Fung continued. “I want to prevent people from suffering not just embarrassment and property damage, but also potential injury. Floodwaters are dangerous at any depth.”
The plan was developed in-house. Public Works Director Ken Mason and Public Works Assistant Steve Mulcahy designed the system and approached Ocean State Signal to price out the necessary equipment. The system was installed by Rossi Electric of Cranston.

The system will not replace existing measure to warn drivers of flooding conditions. When heavy rains are expected, the Public Works department deploys traffic barrels along the side of the road. In the event the drainage system begins to back up and flood the road, city crews or police officers move the barrels around the floodwaters to warn drivers.

“The flashing lights and highly visible signs send a strong message and will compliment our efforts to keep people safe,” Mayor Fung concluded.

Mayor Fung’s Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

“As the son of immigrants who came to this country from China to live the American Dream, President Trump's executive order hits me hard and I have concerns. 

“First and foremost, I do support a fair and thorough vetting process for immigrants to get to America legally.  But, I am concerned about the unintended consequences from this executive order.  I'm troubled at the lack of notice for families in transit and for detaining legal green card holders.  People who have been living here legally with Green Cards or followed the rules to work or study in the United States should not be detained or deported based on their religion or country of origin.

“It appears as though this executive order was rolled out quickly, far too quickly in my opinion, and did not go through proper vetting.  We all know how botched roll outs go in this state, and often leads to a lot of anguish and needless suffering.  While I whole-heartedly support sensible reforms, and think we need to strengthen our borders greatly, immigration and national security are complex problems that should not be rushed.”
Cranston Lands $300,000 Grant for LED streetlight conversion project
“This LED conversion project also helps the city demonstrate how sound financial management and environmental stewardship are not mutually exclusive.” Stated Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung.

CRANSTON, RI—Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung announced Wednesday that the city has just been awarded a $300,000 grant that will be used for an ongoing LED streetlight conversion project.

The grant is through the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources and comes with no strings attached. The city expects the money to be delivered in full by the end of the year.

The project will save the city thousands of dollars in energy costs because the new fixtures are more energy efficient than traditional streetlights. The LED lights also have a much longer lifespan than traditional fixtures, which will help reduce maintenance costs.

“I am pleased that Cranston has received this grant, which will help the city complete its long-term plan to convert traditional streetlights into new LED streetlights,” commented Mayor Allan Fung. “I commend my staff, particularly in the Department of Public Works, for applying for the grant and securing these funds. This grant will help us complete our conversion project in a timely fashion without burdening taxpayers.”

The city applied for the grant in September and was notified of the award on Monday. A total of about 9,500 streetlights are expected to be converted over time. So far, 1,000 have been installed.

In addition to the $300,000 grant, the city expects to secure additional savings through National Grid rebates.

The conversion plan follows similar plans enacted in other communities in Rhode Island to take control of streetlights from National Grid, the region’s largest energy provider, for short-term and long-term savings.

According to a study authorized by the city earlier this year, purchasing the lights from National Grid could save the city upwards of $400,000 per year in maintenance costs without any LED conversions at all. Converting to LEDs will bring additional savings, reported to be between $480,000 and $780,000, according to the study.

The study indicated that Cranston was paying more than $1.5 million per year to National Grid for streetlight costs before taking ownership. The city bought the streetlights for a mere $168,000. By owning its own streetlights, the city can deploy city workers for maintenance and repairs at a much lower cost than the rate previously charged by National Grid.

Mayor Fung noted that in addition to the savings, the conversion helps the city make progress toward a long-term goal of reducing the city’s energy consumption and environmental footprint.

“During my time in office, I’ve worked hard to keep costs down and find savings for Cranston taxpayers,” Mayor Fung said. “This LED conversion project also helps the city demonstrate how sound financial management and environmental stewardship are not mutually exclusive.
Allan Fung running for re-election
Mayor of Cranston, RI announced that he is running for re-election on Feb. 26 while celebrating his birthday. 
He told a few hundreds supporters that there are over 1700 new jobs and $66 million in business development since he has come into office, it's no wonder why 24/7 Wall Street has named Cranston as one of the ‪#‎Top50Cities‬ to live in the entire United States! 


This is it. We kicked off exactly one year ago today and all of our hard work comes down to today.

From Westerly to Woonsocket, you welcomed me and shared your stories. Together, I know we can turn things around in Rhode Island.

Please, make sure you vote today. This is a historic election for Rhode Island. We need you to vote and to tell your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to do the same.

Click here for your polling location.

You make the difference!


RI Taxpayers Urges Taxpayer and Reform Advocates to Close Ranks Behind Allan Fung

Taxpayers' Group Says Raimondo Will Hurt Reform Efforts

RI Taxpayers is urging its members and statewide taxpayer and reform advocates and independent leaning taxpayer advocates to close ranks behind Cranston Mayor Allan Fung as the election closes in. RI Taxpayers says recent polls show the race has narrowed to a dead heat because voters are recognizing who is the real candidate for reform, and who is not, and notes that numerous position statements from Democrat Gina Raimondo indicate she would hurt the efforts of reform groups. RI Taxpayers is urging voters seeking real change and a better taxpayer climate to get behind Fung. RI Taxpayers had originally endorsed Republican Ken Block in the Primary, but Block closed ranks behind Fung following his own primary loss, and now RI Taxpayers is urging its members to consolidate their support to Fung.
"Victory is within reach for Allan Fung and we want taxpayer advocates and independents across the state to recognize Fung will be the reformer we need and Gina Raimondo will betray the best interests of reformers and taxpayers if she were elected," says RI Taxpayers President Larry Girouard.
"Taxpayer advocates and good government reformers across the state come from all sides of the aisle, and are often independents, and we urge them to recognize that Allan Fung is our best chance for the reforms we seek, " Girouard continued. "Gina Raimondo's campaign positions, and her obvious alliance with President Obama, represent viewpoints which are against the best interests of those seeking reform and with days away to the Election, we must close ranks and keep her out of the Governor's office." (Raimondo is endorsed by President Obama who is visiting RI on her behalf this week.)
RI Taxpayers cites recent statements and positions by Raimondo that show she is not a reformer, including her refusal to support a Constitutional Convention which could bring about a line-item veto among other fiscal reforms; her support for a minimum wage amount that is higher than what RI small businesses say they can afford; and her opposition to Voter ID, which would undermine the state's new law and the efforts of good government reform groups to diminish voter fraud in elections.

Comeback Story Highlights Fung's Accomplishments and Leadership

Cranston - The Fung for Governor Campaign is airing its newest television advertisement, "The Cranston Comeback," highlighting Cranston's economic turn-around under the leadership of Mayor Allan Fung.  On the first day of his administration, Fung inherited a structural budget deficit of $1.5 million.  In successive years, the city lost approximately $20 million in revenue.  The State of Rhode Island even labeled Cranston a "distressed community."  

Mayor Fung stepped in to provide leadership and common sense reforms to turn around the city, generate budget surpluses, and freeze taxes for three straight years.  Highlights of Fung's reform efforts include the following cost cutting measures:

  •        Entering joint purchasing agreements and consolidating services with other cities and towns;
  •        Reducing overtime expenses;
  •        Eliminating city vehicles for the Mayor and Director of Administration and limiting employee use of take-home vehicles;
  •        Reducing staff in the Mayor's Office;
  •        Curtailing use of outside vendors and performing the same functions in-house;
  •        Negotiating pension reforms, saving taxpayers more than $6 million annually; and
  •        Entering the RI Healthcare Collaborative (RIMIC) to save on healthcare claims costs.

The growth of Cadence Manufacturing and the development of Garden City and Chapel View illustrate this comeback story.  The result of these projects and many more like them has been the creation of more than one thousand new jobs in Cranston, thanks to Mayor Fung's leadership.

As Governor, Allan Fung will demonstrate the same urgency and leadership in creating thousands of jobs throughout Rhode Island.

"We were able to turn around the City of Cranston and my Open for Business plan will get Rhode Islanders working again by reforming taxes, cutting through government red tape, improving education, and promoting our great resources for tourism," concluded Fung.

The ad began airing Wednesday evening and will continue through next week.  It can be viewed here.


We wanted to take a quick minute to update you on the good news from today's WPRI/Providence Journal poll. 

While the race continues to be a statistical dead heat, 64% of Rhode Islanders hold a positive opinion of Mayor Fung, almost 10% higher than Gina Raimondo's favorability rating. Frankly, we are not surprised by this. Most importantly, among undecided voters the Mayor has a 21 point favorability lead over the Treasurer. From Westerly to Woonsocket, we see folks who are excited about Allan's campaign, and his plan to grow our economy and get Rhode Islanders back to work.

Over the weekend at the Scituate Art Festival, we were able to capture this excitement! Main Street Rhode Islanders know that Allan is the best choice for Governor. Mayor Fung's comprehensive "Open for Business" plan will cut the sales tax, lower the business tax, enact regulatory reform, improve our education system and help bring tourism back to Rhode Island. 


We cannot get Rhode Island back to work without your help! Will you share this message with your friends? While Treasurer Raimondo has out of state billionaires supporting her campaign, we are working hard to make sure every Rhode Islander knows about Mayor Fung's great leadership in turning around the city of Cranston and his plan to turn around Rhode Island.

-Team Fung  


As you may have already seen, Governor Chris Christie is coming into town on Friday!  We are excited that Governor Christie, the RGA Chairman, will make a stop in Rhode Island. Governor Christie's visit only further highlights how competitive this race is and just how important this election is for the people of Rhode Island. Mayor Fung was the first Asian-American Mayor of Cranston and is now the first Asian-American to run for Governor in Rhode Island.The stop by Governor Christie reinforces the new 50 state strategy being implemented by the party. Republican Governors are leading the American Comeback, just like Mayor Fung did in Cranston.

As Governor, Mayor Fung will transform Rhode Island's economy and will implement strong tax reform and business policies for all Rhode Islanders, making Rhode Island one of the most business friendly states in the Northeast.

Momentum is on our side and we are excited for the final weeks of the campaign.Will you make an immediate contribution and help us build our momentum?   

We are grateful for your continued support!

Fung's Plan Will Help Rhode Island Taxpayers

On SundayThe Providence Journal completed a side-by-side comparison between Mayor Fung's "Open for Business" Plan and his opponent's plan to create additional government bureaucracy.

Edward M. Mazze, the University of Rhode Island's Distinguished Professor of Business Administration, said of Fung's plan in proposing tax cuts and the streamlining of regulation is "pro-business, pro-economic development and pro-job creation."

According to URI Economics Professor, Leonard Lardaro, "Fung's plan is realistic and a bit more encompassing than that of Raimondo. What the state ... desperately needs is to reinvent itself from the bottom up, providing us with major structural changes that will make us more competitive as we move forward."

Gary Sasse, the Director of the Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership at Bryant University gave Fung's "Open for Business" Plan points for proposing "a comprehensive tax competitiveness initiative."


The cornerstone of Mayor Fung's "Open for Business" Plan is a comprehensive tax reform package that would reduce state taxes by nearly $200 million, making Rhode Island one of the most business friendly states in the Northeast and sending a message to business owners in Rhode Island and throughout the region that they will have a partner in the Fung administration.  Fung's plan also calls for streamlining government regulation and requiring government agencies to respond promptly to business and permitting applications and requests.

As the Mayor of Cranston, Allan Fung created an economic environment that brought new businesses into the city and helped current businesses expand. The result was more than 1,000 new jobs. Now Mayor Fung will rely upon the same principles that made Cranston more business friendly to turn around the Rhode Island economy and bring jobs to our state.

In contrast, Raimondo's economic plan centers on new government bureaucracy, with no way to pay the costs. Our state does not need another government program to risk any more tax dollars on speculative giveaways that benefit political insiders.

To learn more about Mayor Fung's "Open for Business" Plan, click here

熟悉羅州選情的人透露,初選過後,羅州州長誰屬,就看代表共和黨的馮偉杰和代表民主黨的雷萌朵(Gino Raimondo)誰更討選民歡心。由於雷萌朵擔任羅州財長期間,在退休金方面惹惱了很多工會分子,而馮偉杰在三任克蘭斯頓市(Cranston)市長任內,卻能不但沒加稅,還能創造一千多個工作機會,把克市政府預算扭虧為盈,讓許多面對經濟不景,有改善生活壓力的羅州居民把希望寄託在他身上。
馮偉杰這天為感謝支持他的華人群眾,以廣東話為致詞開頭,實在說不完整時,才改回英文。他表示,參選州長是因為他在擔任克市市長期間,看到羅德島州政府有許多措施不妥當,讓他希望把自己在克市做出來的施政成績,包括把市府的意外儲備金(rainy day fund),從零存到二千二百萬元左右,擴大到全州去,讓更多人獲益。

羅州英文報章指出,如果雷萌朵當選羅州州長,她將是羅德島州從1992年以來的第一個民主黨籍州長。羅德島州的現任州長查菲(Lincoln Chafee2010年當選時無黨籍,去年轉為民主黨籍。如果馮偉杰當選,他將是羅德島州從1984年以來的第八任共和黨籍州長。羅州前一位共和黨籍州長卡瑞希(Don Carcieri)在2002年時以54%的得票率當選,2006年時,再以51%的得票率當選。



      為凝聚卅內華裔選民的力量、僑界在九月廿七日趁浙江大學文琴藝術團在PAWTUCKET TOLMAN HIGH SCHOOL免費演出後,在演出場地的對岸、擧辦全僑支持馮偉傑參選卅長盛會,讓華裔選民親晤馮巿長以示支持。希望整個僑界能有錢出錢、有票投票、協力同心。


日期:   九月廿七日  下午3:30 - 5:30
內容:    馮巿長親臨簡述選舉政綱

陳任卓 楊慶 葉超 王䁱元 吳子平 何文潮  陳和楝 刘健匡 黄超炎 黄凤慈 陆威婷     敬邀



    日期:九月廿七日  下午2:00 - 3:30
    地點: TOLMAN HIGH SCHOOL,150 Exchange St.  PAWTUCKET
    內容:中國專程赴美  歌舞文藝精彩表演

  WATER FIRE (孔子學院成立十週年特別慶祝)

   日期: 九月廿七日 下午五時至午夜
   內容: 文化藝術演出

Dear Friends,

We are very excited to release our new television commercial and would like you to be the first to see it.

Allan Fung:  "One of Us.  Working for Us."
Cranston - The Fung for Governor Campaign today released the first television advertisement of the General Election campaign. The ad, which is entitled "American Dream" highlights Mayor Allan Fung's working class background and recalls his parents' decision to leave their homes in search of the American dream. Through this advertisement, voters are reminded of Fung's most notable accomplishments as Mayor of Cranston, including freezing taxes for three consecutive years and bringing more than one thousand new, private sector jobs to the community. The message continues with Fung's commitment to achieve the same results for the State of Rhode Island and to provide real opportunity for the next generation.
The advertisement concludes with a tagline, "One of Us.  Working for Us." to reinforce Fung's commitment to honor his roots as a member of a hard-working family, which operated a Rhode Island small business, and to create economic opportunity to benefit all Rhode Islanders.
"I am using this advertisement to remind voters that I share the background of many of our hard-working residents and that I am committed to restoring our economy and creating real job opportunities that will make the American dream available to the next generation, just as it was available when my parents came to Rhode Island almost fifty years ago," concluded Fung.
The ad will begin to air Friday, September 19th.

Dear friends,
Thank you so much for all of your hard work, dedication, and enthusiasm in support of my campaign for Governor. Our victory on Tuesday was the first step in taking back control of the Statehouse for the men and women of Rhode Island.
Now that we have had a chance to catch our breath and survey the landscape, there can be no doubt that we have the momentum to carry us to victory in November! It's time to roll up our sleeves and get back to work. We must ensure that all Rhode Islanders know about my plans to turn around our economy, bring jobs back to Rhode Island, and clean up the way our state government operates.
We only have 53 days left to reach the voters of Rhode Island and let them know about my plans to make Rhode Island 'Open for Business' once again.
Can I count on you to help right away to rebuild my campaign account with an immediate contribution of $53, $100, $250, or even a maximum donation of $1000 today?
In the past few weeks, I called on every one of my supporters to pitch in and the response was overwhelming. We made tens of thousands of phone calls, sent thousands of letters and postcards, and knocked on doors and put up signs from Woonsocket to Westerly. I simply could not have asked for more.

We won a hard fought victory; but it was a costly one. Our advertising and operational expenses drained my campaign accounts of precious resources that I will need to be competitive in the General Election. I must have the funding needed for advertising, signs, postage, and supplies to get us through the final weeks of the campaign.
I know that my plans to turn around Rhode Island's economy and clean up the Statehouse are the right thing to do. I need your help to get that message out to the rest of the voters in Rhode Island.
I thank you for your past support and hope that you will continue to stand with me and all of Team Fung on this journey to November 4th.
Best regards,AllanFung
Allan Fung

兩名共和黨籍的麻州前任州長,朗尼(Mitt Romney),威爾德(William Weld)都被書支持馮偉杰參選羅德島州州長。

To view this email as a web page, go here.

Please join Team Fung, along with fellow endorsed Republican candidates, tomorrow at our election night Victory Rally at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. Doors open at 7:30pm, this is sure to be an event you do not want to miss!


Rhode Island has been searching for a leader to get this state back on track and Mayor Allan Fung is that person. Spread the word, invite your friends, family, neighbors, & co-workers to join us tomorrow in the Plaza Ballroom inside the Crowne Plaza hotel at 7:30 and you can s
pend Primary Night with the next Governor of Rhode Island.

If you are available before 7:30, please come to our headquarters in Cranston, 21 Chapel View Blvd (in the Shaw's Market Plaza) and help us Get Our Vote Out! Supporters will be phone banking until the polls close at 8.

Thank you so much,

Dear Friends & Supporters,

Will you please take a minute to view this important message from Mayor Allan Fung?

Click Here   


Thank you for your support,

-Team Fung  

To view this email as a web page, go here.
Dear Friends and Supporters,

I am very excited to announce the release of my latest campaign advertisement in anticipation of the Primary Election on Tuesday, September 9th.

I hope you will watch this ad and think about the future that you would like for Rhode Island.
I am proud to have the endorsement of former Massachusetts Governor and presidential candidate, Mitt Romney.  As Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney achieved the type of economic growth that we need so badly in Rhode Island.  I am running for Governor because I have a plan to bring jobs to our state and once again make Rhode Island "Open for Business."
I have a proven track record:  reforming government to reduce the cost to taxpayers, controlling spending to generate budget surpluses for three straight years, and creating a stable, business friendly environment to attract more than 1,000 new jobs to the City of Cranston.
I am proud to have Mitt Romney's endorsement and I am even more proud of my record of real reform.  We froze property taxes for three straight years, reformed public pensions saving millions of dollars for City taxpayers, moved new employees for two major unions into 401(k)'s, and consolidated services.
As your next governor, I will cut spending and taxes to make our state the best place in the Northeast to run a business.  I will reform state government to eliminate insider deals, giveaways, and costly perks to make our government accountable and transparent.
Rhode Islanders deserve better and we can create a brighter future for our state, just as we did in the City of Cranston.
Primary voters have a choice in this Election.  While my opponent offers the empty political promises of a typical politician, I have the record of action.

Please vote for me, Allan Fung in the Republican Primary this Tuesday, September 9th.

Thank you,

Allan Fung   

To view this email as a web page, go here.
Dear Friends,

There is a clear choice in this year's election for Governor of Rhode Island and that is my friend Mayor Allan Fung. Allan turned around Cranston and he will do the same for Rhode Island. On September 9th, please cast your ballot for Mayor Allan Fung in the Republican Primary for Governor. The future of Rhode Island depends on it.

Mitt Romney


Dear Friends,
Earlier today, the Fung for Governor Campaign released a new television ad and you can be one of the first to see it! The latest ad is entitled "Talk or Action," which describes the choice facing voters in the September 9th Primary Election.
The only choice for Republican Primary voters on September 9th is to elect Allan Fung, a real reformer with a proven record of success.  While Allan's opponent, Ken Block offers smooth talk and the empty promises of a typical politician, Allan Fung has a record of bold reforms and real results, including:
·         Three years with no tax increase and three years with a budget surplus;
·         Pension reform that saved Cranston taxpayers $6 million in just one year;
·         First ever 401(k) type retirement plans instead of costly pensions for new city employees;
·         Consolidation of services with other cities and towns to cut expenses;
·         Reducing staff and eliminating City vehicles for the Mayor and Chief of Staff;
·         Cutting through complicated red tape to help local businesses; and
·         Bringing more than one thousand new private sector jobs to the City of Cranston.
When Allan Fung talks about his plan to end insider deals and bring accountability to the Statehouse, we know it's real because he has done it already in Cranston.  When Allan Fung talks about his plan to lower taxes and control spending, we know it's real because he has a proven record of success.  When Allan Fung talks about creating jobs throughout Rhode Island, we know it's real because he has taken action and brought more than 1,000 to the City of Cranston.
Then there's Ken Block, with his smooth talk and the empty rhetoric of a typical politician, but Block's actions tell a very different story.  Ken Block talks reform, but when he needed to fill the political war chest for his Moderate Party, he funneled tens of thousands of dollars into his coffers, illegally.  After admitting his guilt and paying thousands in fines, he still calls the enforcement action "political retribution."
Now Block refuses to release his tax returns, something every other major candidate in the race has done already.  When asked by the media, Block said he needed to protect information about company contracts, but four months later his campaign disclosed contract information in a press release, seeking political gain.
How can Ken Block claim to be an "outsider" when he is the founder of the Moderate Party, a two-time candidate for Governor and president of companies that make their money from state government funding?  Block offers just the kind of hypocrisy and double talk that Rhode Islanders have seen year after year and now it's time for a change.
On September 9th Republican Primary voters will have an opportunity to choose Allan Fung's actions and reforms - and to reject political talk and more empty promises.  Will you make the choice for a proven reformer and vote for Allan Fung? Let us know by filling out this quick survey!

Thank you for your support,

-The Committee For Allan Fung 

My Fellow Rhode Islanders,

Did you hear the great news that we announced last week about our success in the City of Cranston?

You probably know by now that we have balanced our city budget for three straight years without a tax increase for property owners in the City.  But last week, we announced that for the third year in a row, we accumulated a budget surplus!

These days, it's always the same story about out-of-control government spending and increasing government debt -- except in Cranston, where we have accomplished real reform and put an end to business-as-usual.  The result has been a real turn around for the residents of Cranston.

Three years without a tax increase and three years with budget a surplus!  Wouldn't it be great to have the same kind of reform; the same kind of turnaround for all of Rhode Island?

That, my friend, is the reason I am running for Governor and if you believe that Rhode Island needs a turnaround to match the results we have accomplished in Cranston, then I need your help right away.

We have accomplished real reform, reduced the cost of government, kept taxes from increasing, and brought MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND NEW JOBS into the City of Cranston.

We can do it statewide, but I will need your help to get to the Statehouse so I can shake things up there, just as I did in Cranston.  Best of all, it's easy to help!

1. Click here to make a donation to the Fung for Governor Campaign.  Whatever you can afford will help.  Did you realize that a contribution of $25 would allow us to buy 5 yard signs?  $250 will put ads on the radio and $500 would help pay for TV commercials.

2. Come to our new headquarters in Chapel View Shopping Center to volunteer.  Just a few hours of your time can help to get our message out to the voters that Rhode Island needs a real reformer in the Governor's Office.

3. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO VOTE IN THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY ELECTION ON SEPTEMBER 9TH Voter turnout is notoriously low in primary elections and we need you and your family to take a stand for real reform and bring the great results we have seen in Cranston to the rest of Rhode Island.  Please contact my headquarters to find out if you are eligible to vote in the primary. Our number is 401-738-4468

Thank you for your support and I ask for your votes on September 9th and November 4th because together, we can turn around Rhode Island.
August 19, 2014- Cranston- Mayor Allan Fung is pleased to announce that the City of Cranston is again projecting a municipal surplus for FY ’14.

“The hard work and difficult financial decisions made by my administration have resulted in Cranston once again finishing the year in the black.  My financial stewardship of the city and leadership on issues like pension reform, moving bargaining units into 401(k)’s, and tight controls on spending, have benefitted our residents where it counts the most: holding the line on property tax increases for three straight years,” said Mayor Fung.

Finance Director Robert Strom has projected this surplus based upon the current result of operations for FY ’14.  Please note that this is an unaudited projection at this time and it is subject for review by our independent financial auditors.

The all new Fung for Governor Campaign Headquarters is OPEN FOR BUSINESS and you're invited to a campaign rally this Saturday to celebrate the grand opening.

Team Fung is growing every day.  Our old office was busting at the seams and we needed another location with lots of space for more volunteers.  Please join us this Saturday, August 16th, between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm at 21 Chapel View Boulevard (right next to Shaw's Supermarket) in Cranston.

We'll have food for the whole family, yard signs, and bumper stickers to take with you and we'll show you how easy it is to help us reach out to our supporters to ensure they vote for Allan Fung in the September 9th Primary Election.

Already, Team Fung has made thousands of phone calls to Get Out The Vote on Primary Day, but we're just getting started.  September 9th is only four weeks away and we need your help now more than ever.

To RSVP:  please click here to send an e-mail to our Volunteer Coordinator, Liz Smith, and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

Thank you,

Patrick Sweeney
Campaign Manager

Cranston – The Fung for Governor Campaign today released its most recent campaign advertisement featuring Mayor Allan Fung speaking directly to voters about his upbringing and his record as a proven reformer, fiscal conservative and job creator, who stands up for the average Rhode Islander.

Entitled, “Open for Business” the ad begins by describing Fung’s upbringing and the opportunity that Rhode Island provided to his parents, who operated a Chinese restaurant in Cranston.  Fung relates his parents’ pursuit of the American dream and his hard work in their family restaurant, even at a young age, recalling, “My parents came to America searching for opportunity.  They found it in Rhode Island.  They opened a restaurant and before I could reach the counter, I worked alongside them.”

As the advertisement continues, voters are reminded of several of Fung’s accomplishments as Mayor of Cranston, including freezing taxes for three consecutive years, reforming public pensions to save millions of dollars for City taxpayers, and bringing more than one thousand new, private sector jobs to the City. “I’ll do the same as Governor,” proclaims Fung.

The ad concludes by highlighting some of Fung’s proposals to bring real reform to state government and to act as a fiscally conservative leader, including the elimination of costly perks, such as free health care coverage for state lawmakers, with Fung stating:  “Stopping the perks, the powerful, the payoffs, challenging the old way of doing business, making Rhode Island open for business once again.”  This final statement from Fung refers to a number of reforms he has proposed in recent weeks.  These reforms include opposition to paying the 38 Studios bonds and his letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission calling for an investigation into the possibility of insider trading.  Fung also has called for government reforms including term limits, voter initiative, a line item veto, increased Ethics Commission authority over the General Assembly, and his pledge to keep lobbyists off the panel that recommends judges.

The advertisement concludes with a tag line, “Conservative Reform for Rhode Island” to reinforce Fung’s commitment to make fundamental changes in the way we spend tax dollars, just as he did in Cranston.  “I am using this advertisement to tell the voters directly about my record of reform in Cranston and my commitment to put a stop to the insider deals and the giveaways.  Most of all, I will be conservative with the taxpayer’s money, just as I have been in Cranston.  The result will be to make Rhode Island ‘Open for Business’ once again,” concluded Fung.

The ad may be viewed here:  http://youtu.be/nvkmUoQ3mp8.

Providence Republicans Embrace Fung Record of Spending Cuts and Job Creation, Distrustful of Block’s Unemployment Tax Increases and Unidentified Spending Cuts

Cranston – Today, the Fung for Governor Campaign proudly announced the Providence Republican City Committee’s endorsement of Allan Fung for Governor.  During the first televised debate of the Republican Primary Election, Mayor Allan Fung took his opponent to task, exposing Ken Block’s plan to increase unemployment taxes on Rhode Island businesses, the bogus math and empty rhetoric of Block’s economic plan, and Block’s recent support for liberal policies, such as Obamacare.  In the debate, Fung also criticized Block’s history of funneling illegal campaign contributions to his Moderate Party.  One day later, the Providence Republicans lined up with Fung and granted their endorsement by an overwhelming majority vote.

The Providence Republican City Committee last evening became the seventeenth of Rhode Island’s Republican city and town committees to endorse Fung.  With only one week until the Rhode Island Republican Party’s statewide convention, the Fung for Governor Campaign anticipates receiving several more endorsements prior to the convention.  Block meanwhile, has not received an endorsement from any city or town committee.

To date, the following committees have endorsed Fung:  Burrillville, Cranston, East Greenwich, Exeter, Foster, Glocester, Middletown, Narragansett, Newport, North Providence, Pawtucket, Providence, Scituate, Warren, Warwick, Westerly, and Woonsocket.  Additionally, the Rhode Island Young Republicans and the Rhode Island Republican Party’s National Committeeman, Steven Frias and National Committeewoman, Carol Mumford both have endorsed Fung.

Fung appeared before the Providence Committee to explain further his plan for spending cuts and tax reductions to make Rhode Island the most competitive state in the Northeast in which to run a business.  He also discussed his roots growing up in Providence and answered specific questions about his plans for job creation to improve the economic climate in urban areas and throughout the state.  Committee members were informed that Block was invited but unable to attend the meeting.

“The Providence Republican City Committee gave a nearly unanimous vote of approval to Mayor Fung in the campaign for Governor,” stated committee member Dave Talan.  “Members of the Committee were very impressed by Allan’s performance in the debate and believe in his plans to turn around the State of Rhode Island by cutting spending and creating jobs, just as he did in Cranston.“

Talan, the immediate past-Chair of the Providence GOP and currently the Corresponding Secretary of the state GOP, added “Allan Fung understands the challenges facing Providence, since he grew up on the south side of the city.  In fact, I have followed him since he was a ten year old playing in the Elmwood Little League.”  Talan also recalled the late State Representative Mary Ross from Providence’s West End, the most recent Republican elected official in the city, who held campaign fundraisers at the Kong Wen Restaurant, which was owned by Fung’s parents.  “One of the people who served us then was Allan Fung, as a young law student and the son of the owners.  So even then, twenty years ago, Allan Fung was serving Republicans,” concluded Talan.

羅德島州的州長選戰,十七日晚推出共和黨籍候選人首場電視辯論。克蘭斯頓市市長馮偉杰和對手布洛克(Ken Block)各陳己見。羅州普域敦斯報(Providence Journal)稱兩人觀點相近。
共和黨籍的兩名候選人,分別是已連任三屆的克蘭斯頓市現任市長馮偉杰(Allan Fung),以及在巴靈頓(Barrington)市經營軟體公司的布洛克(Ken Block)。
他們倆人都曾經轉換過黨派歸屬。馮偉杰曾經加入民主黨。布洛克則在2010年時,以溫和黨(Moderate Party)領導身份參選過羅德島州州長。
            十七日晚,由普域敦斯報(Providence Journal)和WPRI-TV主辦,他倆在羅德島州普域敦斯表演藝術中心做了首場電視辯論。
        布洛克在辯論會中指控馮偉杰對該市的警察濫發120 多張左右停車罰單給兩名市議員,以報復他們未支持警察局預算的醜聞,處理不當,不適於擔任州長。他也稱馮偉杰是傷害羅州改變向好企圖的那類政治圈中人之一,表示只有像他這樣的局外人,才能修補羅州缺失。
            普域敦斯報指出,在二名共和黨,四名民主黨的六名州長候選人當中,共和黨的這兩名候選人最早展開攻訐戰,互控對方不是。但這兩人的主要政見卻非常相似,包括都支持減稅來刺激企業及就業機會成長,限制槍枝,發駕照給無証移民,反對大麻合法化,還都贊成不必還錢給貸款給電動遊戲公司-38工作室的投資者。該公司由紅襪隊前球員Curt Schiling所創辦,經營失敗,宣佈破產。
            民主黨籍的羅德島州州長候選人,主要有三人,已於六月十一日做過辯論。這三人分別是羅德島州現任財政廳廳長Gina Raimondo;普域敦斯市市長,也是馮偉杰的高中同學塔維諾斯(Angel Taveras);以及華裔溜冰冠軍關穎珊的律師丈夫貝爾(Clay Pell)。

            羅德島州的兩名共和黨籍候選人,克蘭斯頓市現任市長馮偉杰(Allan Fung)(右),軟體公司總裁布洛克(Ken Block)(左)出席首場電視辯論。(圖由馮偉杰競選陣營提供)

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Fung Highlights Record of Public Service vs. Block's Self Serving Agenda

Cranston - Last night, Mayor Allan Fung, candidate for Governor of Rhode Island participated in the first televised debate of the Republican Primary Election, taking his opponent to task for a liberal agenda including tax increases and support for Obamacare.  At the same time, Fung highlighted his own record of achievement in standing up for the taxpayers of Cranston, cutting government spending, reforming pensions, and balancing budgets without a tax increase for three straight years.  This evening, Fung participated in his first ever televised debate against Ken Block, who four years ago ran an ill-fated third party campaign for governor.  Block's 2010 campaign launched attacks against the Republican Party, while gaining only six percent of the vote.  Many Republicans believe Block secured a victory for then-independent, now Democrat, Governor Lincoln Chafee.

Fung stood firm in defending his campaign advertisements exposing Block's record of support for President Obama and his highly controversial health care law, Obamacare.  "Republican Primary Election voters and all voters of Rhode Island deserve to know the truth about Mr. Block's record," recounted Fung.  Obamacare resulted in countless new government mandates and billions of dollars in new government spending, and Mr. Block endorsed Obamacare as the justification for voting twice for President Obama - before enactment and after enactment of Obamacare.  "Voters deserve to know the truth," stated Fung.

Fung also highlighted his achievements as a proven leader during his time as Mayor of Cranston, citing "Real Reform and Real Results," most notably the creation of more than 1,000 new private sector jobs, cutting municipal spending and balancing budgets for three straight years without a tax increase in the city.  "It's about results not rhetoric," exclaimed Fung, pointing to his record of fiscal reforms and the creation of well over 1,000 new jobs.  Fung cited his success in creating an environment that attracts new businesses and encourages existing business to grow and expand.  Fung has cut operational spending and improved the long term fiscal health of the City, cut through the red tape that causes crippling delays and will do the same for the State of Rhode Island to create the most favorable business environment in the entire Northeast.

Fung laid out the details of his $200 million comprehensive tax reform plan, which would reduce corporate, sales, and estate taxes and cut in half the minimum corporate tax, all of which hold back growth and job creation among Rhode Island employers.  "On day one of the Fung administration, we will declare Rhode Island 'Open for Business'," Fung reiterated.  Fung also identified spending cuts that would reduce the size of the state budget to offset reductions in revenue.

At the same time, Fung exposed the "bogus billion dollar plan" that Block promotes as the basis for his candidacy.  Fung referred to the assessment put forth by Governor Lincoln Almond, who declared Block's plan as the "empty rhetoric of a typical politician."  Fung exposed the most glaring deception in Block's "Bogus Billion Dollar Plan," which purports to identify savings within Rhode Island's unemployment insurance program, but in reality is a cost shifting program that would not actually reduce spending but would raise unemployment taxes on certain industries that rely on seasonal workers - such as tourism and hospitality, construction, landscaping, and agricultural businesses.  Fung spoke directly to the tourism industry and specifically to the President/CEO of the Rhode Island Hospitality Association, stating, "Dale Venturini, if you are listening you should be very scared," warning that if elected, Ken Block would seek to raise taxes on the hospitality industry.

Fung stood his ground against attacks from Block questioning his character and ethical standards.  Fung noted that no one ever has questioned his integrity or ethics and that it was Block who was fined by the Rhode Island Board of Elections after admitting to illegally funneling campaign contributions to the Rhode Island Moderate Party, which Block founded and controlled.

Fung supporters lined the sidewalks outside the Providence performing Arts Center to welcome Fung to the debate and reacted enthusiastically to his performance.  Fung promised to ramp up efforts to publicize his achievements and to expose the liberal Ken Block agenda heading into the Rhode Island Republican Party's nominating convention, scheduled for Thursday June 26.

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