Newton resident and a long time Village 14 blogger Bryan Barash has formally announced plans to challenge incumbent Emily Norton for the Ward 2 City Council contest in November of 2019. (Note: Although this is mentioned in a different thread, we traditionally post campaign announcements as a new thread.)
Here’s his campaign website and announcement
My name is Bryan Barash and I am running to be your local Ward 2 City Councilor.
At a time when so much of our politics is divisive, we need to come together as a community to meet the needs of our neighborhood and our city. As your city councilor I will utilize my decade of public policy expertise, combined with my intimate knowledge of both state and local government, to ensure your concerns are heard and your needs are met at City Hall.
I believe strongly in the power of kindness, the impact of compromise, and the decency of the people who live here. I am guided by my progressive values and driven by a desire to give back to this community which has given me so much.
In announcing my candidacy, I commit to running a clean, positive, grassroots campaign. To that end, and because I am so concerned about the pernicious influence of money in politics at all levels, I am refusing contributions to my campaign from municipal lobbyists and developers.
Over the days and months ahead, I plan to lay out an ambitious platform to move Newton forward. Most of all, I want to hear what’s on your mind. I plan to spend the next year talking with every single person in our community, to find out what you’re hearing, what you’re excited about, what you’re worried about, and what I can do to improve your life and our community.
Together, I know we can do great things for this city that we love and call home. I am looking forward to talking with you soon, and will work hard to earn your vote in November 2019