Nathan Phillips posted an interesting comment on a different thread that seems worthy of its own conversation…

This election is a referendum on the status quo, but on balance, the incumbents tend to represent change, while more (not all) of the challengers seek to maintain the status quo, like maintaining parking lots over transit oriented development. … Newton needs change, not status quo, and if residents are calling for change they need to think about who best will work for it.

Do you agree with Nathan?