In the Market for Change

By Bruce A. Percelay / N Magazine

Peter Tedeschi is running against Congressman Bill Keating in the 9th District of Massachusetts.

Peter Tedeschi and his family have been longtime summer residents of Nantucket. Tedeschi’s name is best associated with a sprawling chain of convenience stores that his grandfather founded after immigrating to the United States from Italy. This fall, Tedeschi is running as a Republican for the ninth congressional district. He’s seeking to unseat longtime Democratic congressman Bill Keating based on a platform of fiscal conservatism and social pragmatism. As a first-time candidate, Tedeschi views his lack of political experience as an asset, having worked in senior management at Putnam Investments and as CEO of the company that bears his name. Tedeschi walks a fine line between supporting some of President Trump’s policies, while also showing a willingness to disagree on others. Candid, concise and affable, Tedeschi demonstrated an understanding of the complexity of Nantucket’s various issues during an expansive interview with N Magazine.

Read the full interview via N Magazine