Welcome to the LWV Newton 2023 Preliminary Election Voters Guide
The LWVN publishes Voters Guides before each election to help voters learn more about candidates. In this election, there are three candidates running for the position of Ward Councilor in Wards 2 and 6. The preliminary election is to narrow the selection of candidates to two for the general election in November. Please note that only Ward 2 residents can vote in the Ward 2 Ward Councilor election, and only Ward 6 residents can vote in the Ward 6 Ward Councilor election.
For this Preliminary Election guide, we invited all six candidates to answer the following questions. Once a candidate has submitted answers, their name below will become a link to a page displaying their answers.
- How do you think you can be more effective as a Ward Councilor rather than a Councilor-At-Large?
- What, specifically, can the City Council do to ensure that lower income residents, young families, and long-term residents looking to downsize, can afford housing in Newton?
- What are your thoughts on what is being proposed for your ward’s Village Center Overlay?
- What infrastructure improvements in your ward are in immediate need of change and how do you propose to address those needed changes?
For more information, including poll locations and sample ballots, visit the Newton Election Department.
Candidates by Ward
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