Here’s the NewTV/Newton League of Women Voters debate between among incumbents Jake Auchincloss and Susan Albright and challengers Jennifer Bentley and Tarik Lucas.
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. Barash will suspend blogging during the campaign or if he is elected.)
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
Village 14 is inviting all candidates for mayor, city council or school committee to submit a single guest column between now and Aug 1.
My name is Jake Auchincloss and I ask for your vote to re-elect me as city councilor-at-large from Ward 2.
In an era of national political instability, you deserve local officials who are making sound decisions about the issues that directly affect your life: education, infrastructure, housing, and taxation. You deserve judgment that you can trust.
Why should you trust my judgment? Three reasons: