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I am excited to announce that I am running for Newton Ward 5 City Councilor. I am running because I believe I can be a strong representative of the ward. 

I have always been deeply involved in my community, and currently serve as President of the Waban Area Council, where I have worked to respond to resident concerns and promote civic engagement. In my role on the Area Council, I have had the chance to work closely with retiring Councilor John Rice, who has been a great mentor and role model for how to get things done. As I embark on this campaign, I am thrilled and honored that John has offered me his full support.

If elected, I will work hard to represent Ward 5. I will prioritize constituent services and community building. I will serve as a voice for the residents of Upper Falls, Waban, and Newton Highlands, while also keeping a citywide perspective and working for Newton as a whole. I have the skills to be an effective City Councilor. In my experience as a lawyer and as a volunteer in my community, I have excelled at working with people with different viewpoints. I am a pragmatic person who believes in respectful dialogue, finding points of consensus, and moving forward.

Newton is a wonderful place to live, and our challenge is to maintain what works well while ensuring that the city continues to evolve and improve. Excellence in education, solid infrastructure, more varied housing options, improved transportation, sound fiscal management, environmental sustainability, vibrant village centers, and well-maintained parks and open spaces are all important priorities to keep moving Newton forward.

I am looking forward to knocking on doors and hearing from the residents of Ward 5. I will work hard to earn your trust and support.  If you’d like to reach out in the meantime, please email me at [email protected] or visit my website at kathywinters.org.