Some final notes
Since the beginning of February 2019, I've knocked on 5,900 doors and my volunteers have knocked 800 more. We've spoken directly to more voters than any other campaign. I've also participated in at least four candidate forums so far (video for the second and third), as voters make up their minds on which candidate will exit the race this week and which two will continue on. I'm asking Ward 5 voters to go to the polls and cast a vote for me tomorrow, Tuesday, September 10th, to help make Newton a community for everyone and to make sure we have a councilor for all of Ward 5.
Today, yesterday, and Saturday, my volunteers and I criss-crossed the ward one more time before the Preliminary Election distributing hundreds of reminder cards to my supporters and other likely voters we're hoping to mobilize to the polls for me tomorrow.
Here are some statements from supporters about the Ward 5 race:
“Bill Humphrey is the best choice in this race for progressive voters. He is committed to addressing Newton’s affordable housing shortage and environmental crisis, and he has a strong record of fighting for all our residents on issues of economic inequality.” — Susan Davidoff, Progressive Newton Steering Committee
“Bill has been a strong advocate for Newton's progressive priorities including affordable housing, immigrant rights and taking action to mitigate climate change. As a Councilor, he will strengthen the Council's ability to move Newton forward. I have no doubt that he will be dedicated to serving constituents and representing Ward 5 needs on the City Council.” — Susan Albright Newton City Councilor At-Large
"The Massachusetts Sierra Club is proud to endorse Bill Humphrey for Newton City Council. Bill has long been a dedicated and persistent advocate for fighting climate change and reducing emissions. We are confident that Bill will bring the vision and leadership needed to make Newton a leader in environmental protection and climate resilience." – Jordan Meehan, Chair of the Massachusetts Sierra Club's Political Committee
"What truly excites me is that Bill is a 'homegrown millennial' who wants to contribute to the community which helped shape his life. As Newton plans to meet the challenges of the future, he will not only bring a fresh and unique perspective to the City Council, but will also be a dynamic role model for our young adults. He is eager to promote ways to make Newton more attractive to our youth who have taken up residency elsewhere." – Deena David, Ward 5 activist
"Bill is the only candidate in this race who has consistently championed affordable housing instead of fighting against it." – Fran Godine, Ward 5 affordable housing activist with Engine 6
"Bill understands the environmental stakes in city government, from gas leaks to energy conservation and clean water." — Marcia Cooper, Ward 5 environmental activist
"Bill Humphrey is the candidate in this race who has knocked doors on every street in Ward 5, and he is always present at all the community meetings, listening to our concerns." — Jo-Louise Allen, Newton Upper Falls Area Council