Newton’s two-person race is now in full swing. A day after Greg Reibman fooled a few into thinking he was going to run, Ruthanne Fuller started her campaign to become Newton’s 31sth mayor with a kickoff event at the Scandinavian Living Center in West Newton. In addition to a packed house, they also had some really great cookies. 

In front of a solid crowd of supporters and a number of city officials, she laid out her key issues: making Newton schools the best in the state; helping the city become more environmentally sound while also updating our roads and transportation systems, and protecting our existing neighborhoods while enhancing the walkability and affordability within village centers. 

She also offered up what could become her central selling point to voters: “Leadership means nothing without collaboration.” 

A few of the folks on hand included Deb Crossley, Susan Albright, Jake Auchincloss, Alison Leary, and Lisle Baker. She also had most of her family there, though her sons were absent thanks to her nephew’s bachelor party (guys, you missed out on some great cookies… seriously). 

Up next for Fuller is a door-to-door campaign and a wholelotta lawn signs. Scott Lennon’s kickoff is on April 6 at Post 440 in Nonantum