Burrillville environmental consultant is new president of Rhode Island Tea Party
April 9, 2014
The Providence Journal
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A Burrillville environmental consultant has announced that he will be the next president of the Rhode Island Tea Party, succeeding Susan Wynne.
Michael Puyana made the announcement in a news release Wednesday, saying that Wynne had decided to step aside to clear the way for a new president after contributing at a high level for two years.
The party’s steering committee nominated Puyana for president and gave its unanimous approval, the release says.
“Carrying on the great efforts of Susan Wynne to save Rhode Island from the torrent of irresponsibility so prevalent today is something I and many of our fellow citizens feel is an absolute necessity,” Puyana said. “When we started this effort five years ago, we knew this would be a long, hard battle against powerful political insiders.”
Wynne will continue to serve on the board of directors as well as in an advisory role and continue to assist other good government groups fighting for freedom and liberty, says the news release.
In addition to working for private companies as a consultant on environmental regulations, Puyana has spent time lobbying Rhode Island lawmakers for “fiscal sanity and sound legislative policy,” the release says.