Candidate Statement: Martina Jackson
Updated: Nov 1, 2019
Having lived in Newtonville most of my adult life, I have been involved in Democratic politics including chairing both the Ward 2 Democratic and Newton City Committees. I managed successful campaigns for our State Senator, State Representatives, several City Councilors, and Mayor Tom Concannon. I’ve also chaired the Newton Board of License Commissioners. As a reporter for a Newton weekly, I covered the school committee, City Council and State House.
While I support commercial and residential upgrades to Washington Street, I favor development reflecting the community’s historic architecture, multi-family housing, accessibility and diversity. I am running to ensure that the Mayor, City Council and developers heed concerns of many Newtonville residents like me who moved here because it is more convenient and affordable than other areas of Newton. A current NAC member, if elected, I will continue work to promote greater citizen participation in determining the direction of development.