Here's why I'm running for Newton City Council next year

In June, at the urging of friends and neighbors who supported my previous run for office, I announced I planned to seek the Newton City Council seat John Rice said he would be leaving in 2019. In the months since, I've been continuously participating in community meetings across Ward 5 and getting feedback on what people want from their new ward councilor in the next term and how my ideas might be able to make a difference. I continue to learn new things each week that will help me represent the ward I grew up in. Now my campaign is really kicking off.

Here's why I'm running for City Council:

I'm running 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, clean, and convenient transportation options for all our families. We need to address the region’s housing crisis so that people have a place to live in Newton whether they grew up here, grew old here, or just got here. 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 support in 2019.

My new campaign website has a detailed platform of where I stand on the big issues facing Ward 5 and Newton.

If you're already on board and you're able to make a donation, you can do so at the button below. Otherwise, I look forward to seeing many of you at the doors in a few short months. Any help is appreciated!