RightSize Newton Endorses Candidates for City Council

Immediate Release: September 11, 2019

Contact: Randall Block, 617-312-5573


RightSize Newton Endorses Candidates for City Council

Newton, Mass. – RightSize Newton, a grass-roots organization of activist neighbors formed in response to over-development across the city of Newton, announced today its endorsement of City Council candidates.

During July and August, RightSize Newton invited city councilors and candidates to participate in a survey concerning moderate growth.

Based upon the answers received, we are proud to endorse the following candidates for City Councilor.

At-Large Candidates:                             Ward Candidates

Jennifer Bentley, Ward 2                      Allan Ciccone, Sr. Ward 1

Tarik Lucas, Ward 2                                Emily Norton, Ward 2

Pam Wright, Ward 3                              Julia Malakie, Ward 3

Paul Coletti, Ward 5                               Lisa Gordon, Ward 6       

RightSize Newton believes that all these candidates will be thoughtful voices for moderate growth and will be advocates for slowing down the mega-projects proposed by developers and favored by some elected officials in Newton.

RightSize Newton is endorsing only candidates in contested elections.

About RightSize Newton

RightSize Newton is a non-profit civic organization advocating for careful, holistic, review of proposed developments so that they benefit not only the developers and their investors but also existing Newton neighborhoods and residents. We advocate for more low-income and affordable housing and for reasonable, thoughtful development that includes neighborhood input and green infrastructure.

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