Fellow Lowden Avenue resident Rebekah Gewirtz and her campaign manager knocked on my door earlier tonight. She’s launching a campaign for Ward 6 Alderman in Somerville and needs to collect enough signatures to get on the ballot to run against incumbant John M. â€œJackâ€ Connolly. Apparently I was her first signature. Fun! Normally I wouldn’t want to talk to someone at my door about politics but I was just talking to Michael the other day about how I’d like to learn more about local Somerville politics. Her timing to stop by was excellent.
- Strong Public Schools: Nothing is more important for a strong community than public education. Rebekah will work to increase funding and improve the quality of our schools.
- Affordable Housing: Many of our families are struggling to remain in our community. Rebekah will work to reduce housing costs and make our community affordable.
- Transportation: Rebekah will work to increase transportation options in our city and will continue the important work to bring the Green Line into Somerville.
- Smart Development: Rebekah knows we need smart, sustainable, and, fair development that builds on our diversity.