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Treasurer: Peter C. Johnson
Why I'm running for re-election this Nov.
As a communications professional, a good listener, and a mother of three grown children, I knew that I had the talent, the temperament, and the time to become a trusted voice and an effective leader. I'm grateful that voters recognized my potential and gave me the chance to prove I could make a difference. In becoming a public servant, it has been immensely gratifying to hear from people all across the city that my thoughtful approach, strong work ethic and no-nonsense attitude have helped them feel better informed and more confident that their voices are being heard. I'm proud to have raised the bar on what you should expect from the 9 fellow residents you elect to represent you. Every. Two. Years.
Visit my website to read more about what I stand for and why I'm a Cambridge City Council candidate.
Re-elect a trusted advocate of transparency and accountability
In my first term, as one of only two women on the Council, I have worked full-time to increase transparency and accountability and to promote civic engagement. My presence on the Council this term is helping make Cambridge more:
AFFORDABLE: I have fought to significantly increase the supply of affordable housing especially for families. I support regulations on short-term rentals that would prevent non-resident investors from commercializing our housing stock.
LIVABLE: As chair of the Health & Environment Committee I have worked to make Cambridge greener and more resilient to climate change. As a cyclist, I have fought to improve our network of protected bike lanes and to reduce speed limits. As chair of the Economic Development & University Relations Committee I have been a strong advocate for supporting local retail in Cambridge and for historic preservation and place-making in Harvard Square.
RESPONSIVE: Meeting with residents from all areas, responding personally to your emails and calls, and attending neighborhood meetings and committee hearings will remain my #1 priority.
TRANSPARENT: I'm accountable only to Cambridge voters. That's why I do not accept campaign donations from real estate developers, labor unions, or special interests with business before the Council. I am also proud that nearly 90% of my donations come from Cambridge residents, the highest percentage of all candidates including those who have loaned their own personal funds to their campaigns (which I have never done).
As Cambridge grapples with widening income inequality, intense development pressure and the prospect of climate change, I will continue to advocate for smart, sustainable planning that will address the need for more housing, while preserving livability and neighborhood character.
I'm proud to have earned endorsements from a number of respected organizations and elected officials:
I am asking for your #1 vote this November. Here's why you need to return me to the Council in 2018-19:
If re-elected I will continue to work to:
Your Voice. Our City.
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PS: Ever wonder how ranked choice voting works and why we all ask for your #1 vote?
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