In my personal and professional life, I have been a dedicated public servant for more than 9 years and intend to use my specialized background as a Deputy State’s Attorney to make public safety a priority along with a focus on mental health counseling and substance abuse treatment. Additionally, I will focus on funding our schools appropriately and helping retain talented teachers, police officers, and firefighters in our community. My wife, Amanda Hemley Paulino was born and raised in Burlington and graduated from BHS. Two of our three children attend the JJ Flynn Elementary School. I am originally from the Dominican Republic and settled in Burlington to take advantage of the Vermont lifestyle. I seek to improve the City in new and creative ways.