Why I Support Hillary Clinton for President

After watching all three Presidential Debates, I feel compelled to say why I support Hillary Clinton for President. My reasons are straight forward. Clinton has the temperament and experience to be President, Trump does not.

Hillary Clinton is a Democrat. I am a Democrat. I believe in Democratic Party values. I support a woman’s right to choose, I oppose “right to work” laws, I believe in increasing the minimum wage and support mandatory sick leave for employees, I support comprehensive immigration reform. I support marriage equality, I support equal pay for woman, civil rights and equal rights for all, religious freedom and racial equality, and gun sale reform. These are all values Hillary Clinton shares with me and has taken positions on and that Trump opposes.

I support President Obama, and Obama Care, as does Hillary Clinton with Trump advocating repeal of Obama Care. I believe we need to make affordable college education available to all and hold Wall Street accountable, positions Bernie Sanders advocated and now fully embraced by Clinton. I believe that this country needs to help preserve and protect the middle class while improving the safety net for the poor.

Hillary Clinton has her faults, such as her past support of the Iraq war, and the email debacle, but on the whole she will make a far, far better President than Donald Trump. She will be able to get things done. She has the foreign policy experience that is so desperately needed in such troubling times. Trump will destroy the middle class and our country, pure plain and simple and he has no business being near the nuclear codes.

What I believe is true in politics is that there are never any real winners or losers, only survivors. It is the survivors in politics who are left to get the job done, find solutions and make things better. Hillary Clinton is a survivor and will make a fine president.

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Pete Dinelli was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is of Italian and Hispanic descent. He is a 1970 graduate of Del Norte High School, a 1974 graduate of Eastern New Mexico University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a 1977 graduate of St. Mary's School of Law, San Antonio, Texas. Pete has a 40 year history of community involvement and service as an elected and appointed official and as a practicing attorney in Albuquerque. Pete and his wife Betty Case Dinelli have been married since 1984 and they have two adult sons, Mark, who is an attorney and George, who is an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Pete has been a licensed New Mexico attorney since 1978. Pete has over 27 years of municipal and state government service. Pete’s service to Albuquerque has been extensive. He has been an elected Albuquerque City Councilor, serving as Vice President. He has served as a Worker’s Compensation Judge with Statewide jurisdiction. Pete has been a prosecutor for 15 years and has served as a Bernalillo County Chief Deputy District Attorney, as an Assistant Attorney General and Assistant District Attorney and as a Deputy City Attorney. For eight years, Pete was employed with the City of Albuquerque both as a Deputy City Attorney and Chief Public Safety Officer overseeing the city departments of police, fire, 911 emergency call center and the emergency operations center. While with the City of Albuquerque Legal Department, Pete served as Director of the Safe City Strike Force and Interim Director of the 911 Emergency Operations Center. Pete’s community involvement includes being a past President of the Albuquerque Kiwanis Club, past President of the Our Lady of Fatima School Board, and Board of Directors of the Albuquerque Museum Foundation.