When she wins, as expected, she’ll become the first openly transgender elected official in Newton — and one of the first in Massachusetts.
Of the 520,000 elected officials in the United States, about 13 are transgender, according to Victory Institute’s 2018 Out for America report.
Ward 8 City Councilor Cheryl Lappin sent this to colleagues (under the message line “Gronk & I’…have come to the same decision”) today..
I am reaching out to share with you that after 18 years of serving as a Newton City Councilor I have decided not to run for a 10th term.
This was a difficult decision because serving on the City Council has been among the most meaningful and rewarding experiences of my life. It has been a privilege to work on behalf of our neighbors in Ward 8, and all residents, to assure that Newton continues to be
Reporter Jenna Fisher tells the story on Patch this week about former TAB editor, Village 14 blogger and author Gail Spector’s decision to run for school committee:
Spector, a Newton Democrat who while she was editor for the TAB had to put her political leanings on hold for a couple years, said when she saw that Amy Masters a Chronicle producer was planning to
During his eight years in office, Mayor Setti Warren has rarely endorsed local candidates. And, I’ve been looking, but I don’t think he has endorsed in anyone in this fall’s contests so far…at least until this just came in from Gail Spector’s camaign for School Committee. ..
Mayor Setti Warren endorses Gail Spector for School Committee
In endorsing Gail Spector in her race for School Committee from Ward 8, Newton Mayor Setti Warren said,
“I’m proud to endorse Gail Spector for School Committee from Ward 8. Her experience as a journalist covering the Newton schools and her commitment to this city will make Gail a terrific addition to the School Committee.”
Spector, a 33-year Newton resident, said,