Political Orientation & Background
My name is Angel Pantoja. I'm a compassionate conservative with Hispanic cultural roots born in Bronx, New York, on May 11, 1983, where I resided until the age of five when we relocated to Massachusetts. I am a single father to a wonderful six year old boy and also a Marine combat veteran of Iraq & Afghanistan. I have been a resident of Fall River, MA since 1996. I grew up living in Heritage Heights. I believe that it bestowed upon me the perspective of becoming a compassionate servant leader that will maintain an empathetic understanding for our people and their needs. My cultural roots are from Gurabo, Puerto Rico. I understand the crucial fundamental importance of an infrastructure that caters to our citizens with a family-oriented foundation.
I am a proud alumnus of B.M.C. Durfee High School where I excelled as an articulate student-athlete and natural leader of our local high school football team. I am also a distinguished alumnus of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where I earned my undergraduate degree in crime and justice studies. During my professional career, I dedicated myself to serving our great country by joining the United States Marine Corps, which consisted of two volunteer combat tours: Operation Iraqi Freedom & Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Thereafter, completing my active term, I dedicated myself to serving as a civilian within our Commonwealth and Federal Government as a Veteran's Representative and Employment Specialist.
I firmly believe that the foundation between a community and its elected leaders should have mutual respect, integrity, and trust. It is then that a community can move forward united in our efforts to make our city a better place to live for everyone. During my time as a resident of Fall River, I have heard many empty campaign promises, leaving our citizens discouraged by not delivering on those promises. This is unacceptable and counter productive in the growth and development of our great city. Our city has been represented by the same individuals whom have embraced personal political agendas for far too long. Our city is rapidly diversifying and changing. We must move forward with new innovation and creativity into the future. We must adapt to changing times and meet the ever changing needs of our citizens.
Fall River deserves a State Representative who will constantly work hard in the best interests of ALL its people. I pledge to defend and speak for the taxpayer, landlord, small businesses, and others that are underrepresented. I will strive to communicate and engage with elected officials of all levels, businesses, and community leaders to ensure that your best interests are priority. I will bring unity and leadership to our district and make your voices heard on Beacon Hill. I am a candidate who believes in balance and stability. I vow to be the candidate that will pursue your interests aggressively and responsibly. As a proven leader in our great military, I have selflessly served our diverse cultures from every walk of life, which has been the most incredible honor of my lifetime. It was a noble calling to be of service in defense of our freedoms, most importantly to preserve our way of life and democracy. I look forward to defending your stake in our state government.
My fellow citizens, please take a moment and ask yourselves how many promises have been kept as you elected past representatives? How many times have you been forgotten and let down? We have endured the struggle in our city for too long. Do not hold high expectations for change if you re-elect the establishment that has failed to deliver time and time again. Our city can't survive on broken promises and inaction. It is time to take action, make a change and place our city on the correct path together as brothers and sisters. I am here to be your vessel into a brighter and more prosperous future. I look forward to earning your support and vote to represent you in the 7th Bristol District.