It’s an honor to run for the office of Governor's Councilor. I enjoyed my service on the Newton Board of Aldermen and am proud of the work and the accomplishments made while in office, in particular the public safety aspects of the position and my involvement with Silver Alert program to help keep those with Alzheimer’s safer. With the encouragement of many local and now regional supporters, running for Governor’s Council is an opportunity to continue public service in an area which also relates to public safety.
Few people have any real understanding of the position of Governor's Councilor. Some have called it "one of the most important positions no one has ever heard of."
Governor's Councilor is the only citizen input opportunity for the Governor’s judicial and other nominations. It has a direct daily impact on each of our lives. This is the chance to bring significant transparency to this important element of our government, as well as elevate the level of civility and respect towards judicial and other nominees who wish to serve the public.
I encourage voters to research the Governors Council. Watertown is very familiar with the incumbent Councilor Ms. Devaney, whom I respect for her many years in elected office.
However, I believe we need change on the Governor's Council. Those voting on lifetime appointments, should not themselves feel entitled to be in such a position for life. I will bring a fresh, well grounded, and respectful perspective to the position. I think independently and am not an attorney. For me, this is about public service and not ego or professional benefits.
If you agree a change would benefit voters, please join with us in our efforts to help make that change.
I look forward to the opportunity to serve you and I’m asking for your support and for your vote on THURSDAY Sept 6.