David Quiroa, a Pro Boxer and a Democrat for the Rhode Island State Senate
David Quiroa is running for Rhode Island state senate and has pledged his support of term limits on Congress.
He is running against his father, a self-professed Trump supporter who cast his vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. They both reside at the same address in Newport.
Early Life and Education
Early years are crucial in building the health and learning of children, with positive relationships with caring adults and safe environments being essential to brain development.
Children who benefit from positive early childhood education experiences are more likely to attend school, maintain better health, and reduce crime rates as adults than those who don’t receive this level of early education. Furthermore, it has a direct correlation to their academic achievement.
David Quiroa was raised in a culture-rich environment after his parents immigrated from Guatemala when he was still young, which gave him a distinct cultural identity which he eagerly adopted and celebrated.
David Quiroa is not only an accomplished professional boxer but an intrepid traveler as well. From exploring the Grand Canyon to traversing far flung corners of the globe, he never tires of exploring new horizons of exploration in travel.
He is an enthusiastic traveller of the ancient world and has visited some of its most captivating locations on earth.
He is also an active member of our military, having served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and remains an enthusiastic supporter. With his ability to bridge military and civilian issues, he is constantly brainstorming ways to make life better for Rhode Islanders as a whole.
Recent experience includes serving as director of senior services for Cranston City Hall; now, he wants to pursue the state legislature as his next step.
Achievement and Honors
Quiroa, an influential longtime Newport resident, is best known for his philanthropy; however, his impressive resume speaks for itself. Quiroa established the Guatemalan-American Alliance of Rhode Island – a well-funded organization which offers resources and support for Latino leaders throughout Rhode Island; he was an early advocate of immigrant rights – in addition to attaining his bachelor of business administration from Rhode Island College and now working toward his master of information technology at Lipscomb University in Memphis Tennessee.
At Newport resident Michael Devries’ heart lies a passion for his community. He has served his church and several civic groups, while being the proud father of three children and loving husband to Iris of 22 years.
The Trump administration is polarizing America and creating division in families. Forty percent of people report having had arguments with family members due to politics; 16 percent have stopped talking due to him.
This week, two Rhode Island father-son duos who don’t support President Trump filed to run for the same state House seat – one as Republicans, the other an independent.
David Quiroa Sr. is an employee with Cranston’s Department of Senior Services; however, his father hails from Guatemala and California. Both father and son are running as independent candidates in order to encourage young people to get involved with politics; both reside in Newport where they will file candidacy paperwork together this weekend.