City Council campaign column: Bryan Barash

City Council campaign column: Bryan Barash

We have invited all candidates running for contested seats in the upcoming Newton election to submit a guest post to Village 14. The format and content of the post is entirely up to them. City Council candidate Bryan Barash, who is running for the Ward 2 ward seat,...
Bryan Barash announces campaign for Ward 2 Newton City Council

Bryan Barash announces campaign for Ward 2 Newton City Council

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

Auchincloss: You deserve judgment that you can trust

Auchincloss: You deserve judgment that you can trust

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:

VIDEO: Ward 2 candidates forum

Here’s the video for the Newton League of Women Voters/NewTV forum featuring the five candidates running for the Ward 2 At-Large Alderman/City Council seat.  The preliminary election will be held citywide on Thursday Sept. 17 to cut the number of candidates...

Deadline to register to vote in preliminary is Aug. 28

Want to vote in the preliminary election on Sept. 17 that will narrow the field from five to four candidates for alderman/city council at large? If so, note that the deadline to register is Friday Aug. 28. But lucky for you, it’s now possible to register online ...
Marcia Johnson running for re-election

Marcia Johnson running for re-election

This arrived via email from Marcia Johnson..  Marcia Johnson, Alderman at Large from Ward 2, announced today that she will be running for re-election this November. “Newton needs experienced leadership on the Board of Aldermen if we’re going to meet the...