We are strongly supporting

Rena Getz Escudero

Dozens of local leaders and residents are standing together!

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John Oliver

Ward 1 city councilor at-large

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Tarik Lucas

Ward 2 City Councilor At-Large

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Pam Wright

Ward 3 City Councilor At-Large

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Lenny Gentile

Ward 4 City Councilor At-Large

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Chris Markiewicz

Ward 4 City Councilor

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Marc Laredo

Ward 7 City Councilor At-large

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Julia Malakie

Ward 3 City Councilor

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Paul Levy

Ward 6 School Committee member

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Dick Blazar

Former Ward 6 City Councilor

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George Mansfield

Former Ward 6 City Councilor

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Jay Harney

Former ward 4 City Councilor

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Peter F. Harrington

former state representative

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"As a parent of children in the Newton Public Schools, we feel many of our local elected officials simply ignore our concerns. Concerns around learning, deteriorating parks and playing fields, and traffic. I know Rena and she will listen to us. She has a track record of championing residents’ issues and will represent our priorities."

Sumukh Tendulkar

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"I’ve found Rena Getz to be both supportive of the Newton Public Schools and interested in promoting a more collaborative approach."

Alison Lobron

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"As a fellow Latina and longtime Newton resident, I am excited to support Rena as she campaigns to be elected a Newton City Councilor, for she would be the first Latina woman in this role. If Newton wishes to be a more welcoming and diverse community, I believe electing Rena would be a step towards supporting these goals."

Magda chavez

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“Rena Getz embodies what a City Councilor’s priority should be: a tireless fighter for the constituents they were elected to represent, not the next office. Her leadership on zoning, transit, the environment, and fiscal responsibility is exactly what the city of Newton needs. Rena is extremely approachable, down to Earth, very knowledgeable in all matters Newton, and has proven over time to be a voice and friend of the City and its Villages.”

Matt Lai

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“I’ve known Rena for many years. Rena will bring both a strong village voice and her equally strong citywide experiences to the City Council. She would come into office with her own deep institutional knowledge. This is a unique and potent combination of skills that makes her well qualified and will serve the City in good stead.”

Bob Burke

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"Rena knows more about development, zoning laws, historic preservation, open space, the environment, city finances and our local government than most people in Newton, and that includes many currently on the city council.

I know I can depend on her to cast her votes to keep our villages safe and healthy"

Chris Pitts

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“I support Rena Getz for City Council because she is a strong advocate for housing and transportation equity, environmental stewardship, and keeping Newton the beautiful city that it is. Rena will respect the viewpoints of her constituents and is well suited to represent all of us as we tackle the challenges that face Newton.

As a long-serving Neighborhood Area Councilor, I appreciate Rena’s abilities to express the viewpoints of her constituents and develop sound recommendations. Whether you’re a long time Newton resident, a family with kids in the Newton schools, or a young person just getting to know our City, Rena Getz will be YOUR City Councilor!”

Srdj Nedeljkovic

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“I have known Rena as a fellow Ward 5 Neighborhood Area Councilor, she has always been a strong advocate for the residents of Newton. Rena is compassionate, smart and always wanting to learn from those around her.

With her strong interest in improving the lives of everyday citizens, from the young to the old, Rena will prioritize upgrading parks and fields for our youth and opportunities and outreach for our seniors. I have full confidence as our next At-Large City Councilor from Ward 5, Rena will vote with full consideration of the best interest of her community.”

Julie Irish

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“We know Rena from her work with our beloved former Ward 5 Councilor Brian Yates and we have full confidence Rena will uphold Brian’s priorities and values for all of our Villages. We fully support Rena’s candidacy for our next Councilor At-Large from Ward 5.”

Judy Malone and Jack Neville

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"Rena’s advocacy has helped me to understand that preservation isn’t just saving old buildings. It’s saving ourselves, our history. By passing on to future generations what past generations have given to us, we become stewards also of the lives and stories that have inhabited the places we protect. Blending their histories with our hopes for the future, we preserve a landscape we will be proud to leave to our children."

Stephen C. Farrell

Elected Officials

  • John Oliver, Ward 1 City Councilor At-Large

  • Tarik Lucas, Ward 2 City Councilor At-Large

  • Pam Wright, Ward 3 City Councilor At-Large

  • Christopher Markiewicz, Ward 4 City Councilor

  • Marc Laredo, Ward 7 City Councilor At-Large

  • Julia Malakie, Ward 3 City Councilor

  • Lenny Gentile, Ward 4 City Councilor At-Large

Former Elected Officials

  • Peter F. Harrington, Former State Representative

  • Dick Blazar, Former Ward 6 City Councilor

  • George Mansfield, Former Ward 6 City Councilor

  • Jay Harney, Former Ward 4 City Councilor

  • John Stewart, Former Ward 4 City Councilor

Newton Highlands Area Council

  • Srdjan Nedeljkovic, Secretary

  • Groot Gregory, Treasurer

  • Barbara Darnell, Councilor

  • Robert Fizek, Councilor

  • Larry Rosenberg, Councilor

  • Amy Wayne, Councilor

  • Bob Burke, Former Councilor

Newtonville Area Council

  • Jennifer Bentley, President

  • Carolyn Jacoby Gabbay, Secretary

  • Dana D’Agostino, Treasurer

  • Peter Bruce, Former President

  • Susan Reisler, Former Councilor

Newton Upper Falls Area Council

  • Jeff Riklin, President

  • Jay Werb, Treasurer

  • Julie Irish, Councilor

  • Matt Lai, Councilor

  • Jack Neville, Councilor

  • Anil Adyanthaya, former President

  • Susan Huffman, former Treasurer

Waban Area Council

  • Megan Meirav, Vice President

  • Dinah Bodkin, Councilor

  • Isabelle Albeck, Treasurer

  • Sallee Lipshutz, Councilor

  • Drake McCabe, Secretary

  • Chris Pitts, Councilor

  • Sumukh Tendulkar, Councilor

Community Leaders

  • Carolyn Kraft, Friends of Kennard Park

  • Joan McGrath, Ward 4 Democratic Committee Vice Chair

  • John Mordes, President, Friends of Hemlock Gorge

  • Pamela Burton, Village of Oak Hill Neighborhood Newsletter, Founder

  • Terry Sauro, Nonantum Neighborhood Association Chair

  • Melissa Brown, Protect Newton Trees

Community Members

  • Joseph Albeck

  • Fred Arnstein

  • Paulette Balin

  • Diomid Bashkinov

  • Mary Lee Belleville

  • Jennifer Bentley

  • Debra Berenbaum

  • Randy Block

  • Chris Bould

  • Eve Bould

  • Diane Brophy

  • Amalie Brown

  • Barbara Brustowicz

  • Robert Brustowicz

  • Joanne Burke

  • Magda Chavez

  • Carol Clarke

  • Alan Cody

  • Lauren Comando

  • Geralyn Coticone

  • Monica Crowley

  • Paul Crowley

  • Karen Day

  • Matt Day

  • Rose Day

  • Peter Dimond

  • Barbara Epstein

  • Stephen Farrell

  • Nancy Finn

  • Ellen Fitzpatrick

  • Laura Foote

  • Cheryl Forte

  • Simon French

  • Jeffrey Freudberg

  • Mark Friedman

  • Solomon A. Gabbay

  • Bryan Gary

  • Lisa Gordon

  • Timothy Grieser

  • Dr. Nobuhiko Hata

  • Richard Heald

  • Robin Healey

  • Marc Hershman

  • Nancy Honig

  • John Houston-Read

  • Kathy Houston-Read

  • Julie Irish

  • Sachiko Isihara

  • Qingli Jiang

  • Peter Kalil

  • Suzanne Kalil

  • Megan Meirav

  • Deb Karl

  • Ellen Katz

  • Bob Kavanagh

  • Carole Kavanagh

  • John Koot

  • Katherine Kotik

  • Kathleen Kouril Grieser

  • Alan Kovacs

  • Matt Lai

  • Nick Lararis

Community Members Continued

  • Lynne LeBlanc

  • Maria Leo

  • Henry Lerner

  • David Lewis

  • Nelson Lipshutz

  • Dick Lockwood

  • Rosa Lockwood

  • Brenda Loew

  • Dennis Maguire

  • Judy Mannix

  • Nancy Mazzapica

  • Udi Meirav

  • Amanda Michel

  • Brad Michel

  • John Mordes

  • Nancy D. Morrison

  • Judy Neville

  • Terri Noyes

  • Agnes Olshansky

  • Jim Pacheco

  • Rich Paisner

  • David Patterson

  • Alfreda Piecuch

  • Jack Prior

  • Diane Pruente

  • Patricia Riggin

  • Stephanie Racin

  • Bill Roesner

  • Ann Rosenberg

  • Howard Rosenof

  • Jane Rosenof

  • Debra Salloway

  • Sharon Sasanow

  • Annette Seaward

  • Karen Sherman

  • Peter Simon

  • Amanda Stauffer Parks

  • Janet Sterman

  • Carol Summers

  • Joseph Sypek

  • Sumukh Tendulkar

  • Andrea Tishman

  • Carol Todreas

  • Neil Todreas

  • Justin Traxler

  • Susan Waldman

  • Margaret Ward

  • Ellen Weinberger

  • Evan Weststrate

  • Patrice Weststrate

  • Ann Wilcox

  • Sarah Wilcox

  • Terry Williams

  • Sande Young

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