The Emily Norton campaign forwarded this press release
The Campaign to Re-Elect Emily Norton announced today that over 550 voters in Ward 2 have endorsed Emily in her bid to continue representing Ward 2 on the Newton City Council. See the entire list at www.emilynorton.org/supporters.
In addition to Ward 2 supporters, endorsers across the city include City Council President Marc Laredo and Vice President David Kalis, numerous current and former City Councilors and School Committee members, and seven members of the Newtonville Area Council.
Emily is also endorsed by the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, the Humane Society Legislative Fund, and the Sierra Club.
Emily’s colleagues on the Newton City Council emphasize her leadership as a key strength. Ward 3 Councilor Barbara Brousal-Glaser notes,
“For five years, I have watched Emily lead the way on some of the most important issues in front of the City Council. She has been instrumental in taking action for the health of the environment: from banning plastic bags to supporting solar installations to divesting the City of Newton from fossil fuel companies. She has fought for equity in the schools – opposing activity and sports fees and pushing for full-day kindergarten – before it was cool.”
City Council President Marc Laredo says,
“Emily is a leader on the City Council and a tireless advocate for Ward 2 and the environment.”