Believing Family Comes Before Any Other Idea, New Progressive Senator Henry Newman He didn’t mind putting a political career aside to fulfill his son Gunther’s dream of becoming a professional basketball player.
“Plus, I wasn’t going to miss it for the world,” Newman said.
Senator for the San Juan District since January 2017, former election commissioner of the New Progressive Party, secretary of entertainment and sports for four years, director of the National Superior Basketball (BSN) tournament for eight, and former professional basketball player. 14 year old son, like his best friend, his companion.
“He is well aware of the sacrifices we are making,” Newman said. “My main concern right now is my responsibility towards my son. I want to see it right, I want to set it up right, I want to move it the right way and no other thought even crosses my mind,” Newman said. “My son is the biggest thing to me. He is my son, my best friend, my partner and I can’t leave him alone and I can’t let him miss that opportunity.
Gunther, in fact, knows his father’s job very well. He has been with them on excursions and caravans since childhood, being their official campaign voice “and he knows the sacrifice involved in reaching this position.”
“She’s infinitely grateful, but her dream is to reach the next level (in basketball). That’s her dream,” he said.
This morning, Newman met for the first time with Penepe’s spokesman in the Senate, Thomas Rivera Schatz, whom he informed of his resignation effective June 30. Then he told his employees and this morning, between management and management to get them all jobs, they ran new day.
He said the decision on his resignation was taken about three weeks ago. However, the possibility of him giving up the seat started last year when delbarton schoolA private school in New Jersey became interested in Gunther’s potential as a basketball player last summer during a tournament.
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The first option involved teenagers who also excelled academically, living with a family other than their own, but this was rejected.
“I was playing very well. He was a very good player, but short and gave a growth spurt at age 14 at over 6’0″,” Newman said. “It’s a great school.”
Newman indicated that it was considered whether his wife, Luisa Del Rio, moved with Gunther to New Jersey or that Henry himself did so, but that option was also rejected.
“My son needs to be with us during this phase and I don’t want to miss that either. We’re going as a family,” he said. Newman has two adult children.
Newman admitted that he leaves politics frustrated, especially because of the bad temper in some government agencies that he thinks is right for his district.
“Disappointment. You want to achieve a lot of things and you see a lot of obstacles to achieving it,” Newman said, indicating that it would be “easier” to blame the Fiscal Oversight Board, an institution he has worked with in the past. He was severely criticized for his position in four years, according to him to the detriment of the police and his retirement system.
“Disappointment is because things that are not achieved in schools are not achieved in schools. Continue to visit the schools in San Juan and see them often in inhumane conditions. It’s also frustrating seeing police officers and not being able to tell them they have a meaningful pension. You work to be able to achieve these things, but you see that the days go by and the projects are not getting where they need to go… and this creates a mood of despair. “
Newman, 71, made the distinction. For example, it gives high regard to the administration of the aqueduct and sewer authority, but not to the management of the Department of Education.
“There are agencies and there are agencies,” Newman said. “Education is a unit that one cannot enter. One points to difficulties, you lead the authorities to places that belong to one and one does not see that there is a desire to solve the problem Instead of talking about the government in general, I prefer to go agency by agency”.