Dear Friends and Neighbors,
It has been a joy and a privilege to serve as your alderman for the past 10 years. I have gotten to know so many of you and have learned more than I ever thought was possible serving in this role.
There is so much we've accomplished together - from the newly designed and opened Kenny Park to advocacy with you around development projects large and small. From the plastic bag recycling ordinance to the ban on styrofoam - we have seen great progress.
As I move on in the next chapter of my life, (finally as a private citizen!) I'm thrilled there is someone running for Ward 6 Alderman who I know will serve our community well. That person is Lance Davis. Lance has lived on Highland Ave near Davis Square for more than a decade. He is a longtime advocate and parent activist - both of his kids go to the Brown. He is committed to progressive, open and accountable local government and cares deeply about the future of the city. I hope you will join me in voting for Lance in the preliminary election coming up on Thursday, September 17th.
Ours is the only ward with a preliminary election so it might be easy to miss that it's even election day at all. Here is a link to what the ballot will look like. REMEMBER: The Ward 6 Precinct 2 polling location has changed. It is now at the Community Baptist Church, 31 College Ave. on the corner of College Ave and Morrison Ave. This is right next door to where the polling place has typically been at Ciampa Manor.
Thank you for all of your support, encouragement, passion and caring. I look forward to seeing you at the polls on Thursday!
Very best wishes,
Rebekah Gewirtz has been the Ward 6 Alderman in Somerville since 2005, representing Davis Square, Ball Square, Porter Square and parts of Tufts University. Rebekah is an effective leader who brings people together and has strengthened our community. She knows that effective leadership means working hard and working with the community. It means recognizing our diversity as strength. A proven community leader, Rebekah is committed to our values and our concerns and will continue to work towards an open and accessible city government.
Rebekah has been a leader in Somerville advocating for:
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