I am writing with exciting news. I am running for Newton City Council as a Ward 6 Councilor-At-Large in this November’s municipal election.

I have spent 15 years working hard to help Newton become a more livable and environmentally sustainable community, while also supporting stronger schools and better transportation options.  As an advocate, I have had the pleasure of working with amazing people in Newton, and I have learned a great deal from them. I am now ready to use my experience to help lead Newton through the critical challenges it will face in the coming years.

Newton is currently planning changes that will have lasting effects on the climate, housing, schools and transportation.  These issues are complicated, and to make wise decisions, we need leaders who understand the comprehensive puzzle. One thing is certain:  decisions not made by us will be made for us.

If I am elected, I will join a growing number of councilors who have the same concerns and are ready to move forward to a better and stronger Newton.

My husband was born and raised in Newton Highlands. His father was a teacher at Newton North High School for twenty-five years. I have grown to love Newton. Much has changed in this city in my husband’s lifetime, and I am running for City Council because I want Newton to continue to be a great place to grow up and to return home to.

You will hear more from me in the coming weeks when my website goes live and I launch my official campaign. In the meantime, feel free to get in touch at [email protected].  I would love to hear about what’s important to you locally and your ideas for improvement.


Alicia Bowman

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