VVN supports candidates who want Newton to be an open, welcoming and vibrant city where people from all backgrounds can live. We want walkable village centers and a range of housing options that will allow older neighbors to downsize here and will attract the younger generation that is missing from our community. We believe that well-planned development near village centers and transit will help us do our part in the battle against climate change. The candidates we endorse reflect these values.
Complete list of endorsements in the contested city council races.
At Large Councilor Races. (All of Newton can vote for all these candidates.)
Deborah Crossley Ward 5 At Large
Andreae Downs Ward 5 At Large
Alicia Bowman Ward 6 At Large
Vicki Danberg Ward 6 At Large
Ward Councilor Races (You must live in the ward, to vote for these candidates.)
Preliminary Election – September 12
Dan Gaynor Ward 2
Martha Bixby Ward 6
Doris Ann Sweet Ward 4
Holly Ryan Ward 8
Based on their responses to the VVN questionnaire, the Steering Committee voted unanimously to endorse these candidates. Here are the links to their responses: Crossley, Downs, Bowman, Danberg, Gaynor, Bixby, Sweet, and Ryan.