Why I’m Running


I’m Bill Humphrey, and I’m running for the open Ward 5 seat on the Newton City Council in 2019 because we need big ideas for the 2020s on how to make sure Newton is a community for everyone. We need a healthy natural environment with safe, green, and convenient transportation options for all our families. We need to ensure affordable housing for the thousands of Newton families and seniors burdened by housing costs. We need to preserve and expand the cherished public services that have made our city great. As a young, lifelong resident of Ward 5, I believe I can bring a unique new perspective to the job of representing Upper Falls, Newton Highlands, and Waban on the city council in the next decade – and continue the prompt and reliable constituent services work for everyone that we've come to expect as Ward 5 residents. Many of you have known me for many years via the Newton Public Schools or met me as I knocked doors for progressive causes and candidates, and I'm looking forward to getting to know those of you who don't know me yet. I hope to earn your vote on September 10 and November 5, 2019.