News Tribune Candidate Statement
I’ve dedicated my career to working in public service because I believe in helping others and improving our community. I have been fortunate to have been given the honor of representing Waltham both as state representative and city councillor by the voters of our great city.
Last spring, I started the 2019 election season by announcing I would not challenge Mayor McCarthy for the corner office. I said then and I still believe that we share many of the same goals for our city, if not always the same strategies to reach them. Instead, I decided to seek re-election to the city council where I could work collaboratively with local officials on the many challenges facing our city.
These challenges include funding and constructing a new high school, creating more affordable housing, building new fire and police stations, improving traffic, overseeing Fernald reuse and preserving the Waltham Field Station Farm, to name a few.
As a graduate of Waltham Public Schools, Bentley University and Suffolk University (MPA), and a long-time volunteer in numerous local civic, human service, athletic and religious organizations, I have a good understanding of our community and its people.
Waltham benefits from having a City Council diversified in gender, age, culture, length of residency and experience. My long history of community involvement, education, experience in state and local government and demonstrated leadership on past issues adds an important dynamic to the Council when making tough decisions for the betterment of all. On Tuesday, November 5th, I ask for your vote for Councillor-at-Large.