Opinion: Anthony Amore for Auditor
To the Editor:
I am proud to join Governor Charlie Baker in enthusiastically supporting and wholeheartedly endorsing Anthony Amore for Auditor.
Anthony Amore has a stellar résumé, graduating from the University of Rhode Island and earning a Master of Public Administration and a certificate in public leadership from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Anthony's career spans both the public and private sector. Anthony has served as a federal agent, senior Homeland Security Official, and museum security director. Amore is also the author of three best-selling books relating to his work within the world of high-value art fraud.
Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, he served on the leadership team that rebuilt security at Boston's Logan Airport. Anthony later received acclaim and numerous awards for his work in the aftermath of the largest art heist in the world, which happened at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Anthony Amore also is an Instructor at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education.
Additionally, Anthony serves as a volunteer for the Massachusetts Historical Society and on the advisory boards for Northeastern University's Homeland Security Center for Excellence and Beyond Borders, a non-profit.
All that having been said, I have known Anthony for at least the past 5 years, although it was much more so in recent months when I really got to know and take the measure of the gentleman and his extraordinary quality of character.
On June 27, following the Dobbs v. Jackson decision by the Supreme Court of the United States, I read a social media post by Anthony Amore regarding his personal views. While Anthony is firmly within the mainstream of Massachusetts thought on the matter, I am undeniably further to the right and objected to the statement. Wanting to vent, I rattled off an email to an Amore campaign staff member.
Days later I received a personal, hard copy, letter from Anthony Amore in the mail. Anthony wrote of how he appreciated my push back on the stated opinion, and while certainly not apologizing for his sincerely held views, he laid out his beliefs logically and he included his cell phone number for me to call and have a further, deeper discussion. Not long thereafter I received another surprise as I had not been home from running errands on Saturday, July 30 for more than five minutes when the doorbell rang at my home in Dartmouth.
It was Anthony Amore!
He had "been in the neighborhood" doing an interview on 1420 WBSM in Fairhaven and he wanted to meet with me personally to follow-up on his earlier letter. Anthony Amore took a considerable amount of time out of his day, and campaign schedule, in order to have a sincere, reasoned, and reasonable dialogue with me about the overturning of Roe v. Wade, but also the state of affairs within the Massachusetts Republican Party and the future of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
It was that very day when I asked Anthony Amore to place one of his campaign's yard signs on my front lawn, the first for the 2022 election season.
Anthony Amore is simply a good man who will do great things for We, the People as our next Auditor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Liberal Democrats are highly likely to dominate state government as of January 2023, but it is Anthony Amore who can - and will - be a check and balance to that control by bringing reason, sincerity, logic, rationality, clarity, and civility as well as his vast wealth of experience to Beacon Hill.
I ask you to please vote for Anthony Amore for Auditor on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.