Q&A with Wellesley RNC Delegate Vincent DeVito

The Republican National Convention is underway in Tampa, Fla.

Through the threat of bad weather, the Republican National Convention has begun in Tampa, Fla. Wellesley resident Vincent DeVito is one of the delegates from Massachusetts at the convention. He e-mailed in to Wellesley Patch on Friday from Tampa.

Wellesley Patch: What's your background, can you tell me a bit about yourself and your political affiliations? 

Vincent DeVito: I am married to Karyn and have three boys, the oldest starting kindergarten next month.  I am a corporate attorney, partner, in Bowditch & Dewey's LLP Boston office. I am a former US Assistant Secretary of Energy.

WP: How long have you lived in Wellesley?

VD: 18 mos.

WP: What are the most important issues in this year's Presidential Election?

VD: The economy.

WP: What are some important messages the Republican Party as a whole needs to get across in the upcoming elections (local and presidential)?  

VD: Jobs, jobs, jobs.

WP: What are some issues specific to Massachusetts politics in this year's elections? 

VD: The re-election of Senator [Scott] Brown who deserves reelection because he has kept his word and puts the people of Massachusetts above all.

WP: Have you attended past RNCs? If so, can you describe what it was like, how it affected you? 

VD: Yes, I attended in Philly and NYC. The one in NYC was particularly special as it was more than a convention, it was part of America's continuing recovery from that horrific day (9/11).

WP: Is there anything else you would like to add?

VD:  To be a delegate representing the primary voters of the presidential nominee's home state is quite an honor. I am grateful to our fourth congressional district caucus for electing me. Mostly, I hope my wife and kids get to see me on the television!


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