Information for Needham Voters

May 26, 2020 Election

The Town Clerk has posted results on the Needham Town website.

Information on Voting in Needham

Mail-in ballots must be received by the close of polls on election day, 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 26. May 25 is Memorial Day, and there is no mail service. Completed ballots may be deposited in the Drop Box in front of Town Hall near Highland Ave (photo, left). If you have any questions on voting contact the Town Clerk 781-455-7500 x 216.

In-person voting will be on Tuesday, May 26 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at all five polling locations (see below).

Election Day: Tuesday, May 26, 2020
The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For voters casting ballots in person, expect protocols in place to ensure social distancing. Signage will be posted. Polling locations will have entrance and exit points as follows:

Precincts A & B – Center at the Heights, 300 Hillside Ave.
Precinct A: Meeting Room – (Entrance front door; exit side door)
Precinct B: Dining Room – (Entrance front door; exit rear door)

Precincts C & D – Newman Elementary School, 1155 Central Ave.
Precinct C: Gym A – Entrance gym door (right side of building)
Precinct D: Gym B – Entrance gym door (right side of building); exit back door

Precincts E & H – PSAB (Public Service Administration Building), 500 Dedham Ave.
Precinct E: Charles River Room – Entrance front door; exit end of hallway
Precinct H: Cafeteria Room 2nd Floor – Entrance Rear door up to second floor; exit rear door

Precincts F & G – Rosemary Complex, 178 Rosemary St.
Entrance-lobby front door; exit rear door

Precincts I & J – Town Hall, 1471 Highland Ave. – Powers Hall (upstairs)
Precinct I: Front of Hall – Entrance elevator or stairs; exit elevator or stairs
Precinct J: Rear of Hall – Entrance rear door; exit to stairs or elevator

Information contained in Voters Guide: The information on candidates for town-wide offices and Town Meeting Members is printed directly as written by each candidate. No editing was done by the LWVN or the Needham Times, except for publication style. Candidates’ names are listed in the order in which they appear on the ballot.

Sample Ballots: Sample ballots for each precinct have been posted on the Town Clerk’s website.

Last day to Register to Vote:
The last day to register to vote in the annual Town Election was Friday, May 15, 2020. Town Hall is closed, so voters needing registration forms to register to vote or change their party affiliation can pick them up at the Needham Police Station or access a form online. Completed voter registration forms can be deposited in the drop box in front of Town Hall near Highland Ave. until 8 pm. Mailed forms must be postmarked by May 15, 2020.

MAIL-IN VOTING

Mail-in Voting Options for 2020 Town Election at our website provides detailed information applications to request a ballot about early voting by mail and absentee voting. Legislation passed on March 23, 2020 due to the COVID-19 state of emergency made it possible to reschedule local elections and to allow the use of “early voting by mail” for the rescheduled election. Absentee voting is another option, and the eligibility for voting absentee has been expanded.

The last day to apply for either an early-voting-by-mail or absentee ballot is Friday, May 22, at noon, and all ballots must be returned to the Town Clerk’s office by close of polls (4:00 p.m.) on Election Day, May 26.

Click on the mailboxes at the left to visit our page about mail-in voting options for the 2020 Town Election.

Write-ins: Please contact the Town Clerk’s office at 781-455-7500 to express interest in becoming a write-in candidate and to learn more about a write-in candidacy. Should you wish to vote for someone who is not listed on the ballot, you may do so by writing the name and address of the person (substantially as it appears on the voting list) on the line titled “write-in space only” provided for each office on the ballot after the list of candidates.

What is the League of Women Voters? The League of Women Voters celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2020! From the beginning, the League of Women Voters has been a leader in working to ensure that citizens have a role in making democracy work. The League is a non-partisan, multi-issue, grassroots membership organization. It is our mission to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in local, state and national governments and to influence public policy through education and advocacy. As a non-partisan organization, the League neither supports nor opposes political parties or candidates. For further information about LWVN membership or activities, explore our website.

Continue reading for…

  • Candidate Interviews.
  • Voters Guide for Town-wide Candidates.
  • Voters Guide for Town Meeting Candidates.

Candidate Interviews

In lieu of an in-person Candidates Night, LWV-Needham conducted interviews with the two candidates for the one contested race, Needham Housing Authority. The interviews can be viewed here.

Voters Guide for Town-Wide Candidates

Click on the tab below for the office. Candidates are listed in the order they will appear on the ballot: candidates for re-election appear first, alphabetically, then new candidates are listed alphabetically.

Each candidate for town-wide office has been asked to share his or her relevant qualifications in 300 characters or less and answer the following question in 500 characters or less: What do you see as the most important goal you would like to achieve if elected (or re-elected)?

SELECT BOARD (for 3 years) Vote for 2

MATTHEW D. BORRELLI (Candidate for re-election)
1175 Great Plain Avenue
Email: mborrelli@borrellilegal.com
Daytime Phone: 781-449-8391
Evening Phone: 781-449-8391

Relevant Qualifications:
Qualifications for Office: Select Board Member 8 Years, Past Chair-Needham Finance Committee, Past Chair-Needham 911 Memorial Committee, Memorial Park Building/PPBC Liaison, Co-Founder and President of Needham Flag Football, Attorney, Exchange Club Member, Two children in Needham Public Schools

Most Important Goal:
• Primary goal in these challenging times is to continue working with Town and State officials, businesses, and residents to address COVID-19. We realize the impact this disease has on our community and I will continue my work to provide information, direction, and assistance and look for ways to ease financial hardships.
• Work with Planning on zoning for Muzi that benefits Needham.
• Explore options for Ridge Hill/Nike
• Support economic development to minimize residential tax burden.

 

MARIANNE B. COOLEY (Candidate for re-election)
85 High Street
Email: mcooley@nethorizons.com
Evening Phone: 781-449-7458

Relevant Qualifications:
As a 34 year resident of Needham, I have volunteered for a number of civic organizations over the years, served for 9+ years on the Needham School Committee, and 7 years on the Select Board. I am thankful to have the opportunity to serve you.

Most Important Goal:
It’s challenging to name THE most important goal. Issues that are important and related include ongoing zoning proposals, the need in the region for affordable workforce housing, and traffic. Stormwater improvements and our energy usage are also significant municipal issues as well as challenges for the individual homeowner. I am grateful for our excellent schools that let us worry about other issues – they are foundational to ensuring that Needham is an attractive town for people to live in.

ASSESSOR (for 3 years) Vote for 1

ARTHUR TZOUROS
60 Locust Lane

No Response Received

SCHOOL COMMITTEE (for 3 years) Vote for 2

MICHAEL J. GREIS (Candidate for re-election)
384 Webster Street
Email: mgreis@comcast.net
Website: https://michaelgreis.com
Daytime phone: 781-559-4623
Evening phone: 781-449-8007

Relevant Qualifications:
School Committee since 2005, Chair 2008-09, 2014-15, 2019-20. Contract negotiations, budget/finance leader. Resident since 1991, TMM since 1995. MS Finance and CFA Charterholder. Finance/technology/sustainability expertise. 20+ years involvement, town boards/organizations.

Most Important Goal:
Portrait of a Needham Graduate implementation, accelerate sustainability work. Manage through & learn from COVID-19 experience to build resilience & innovate. Continued success in FINANCE (affordable yearly budgets, multi-year planning, long-term sustainability, operational improvements) and NEGOTIATIONS (fair and affordable contracts, collaborative relationships focused on continuous improvement).

 

MATTHEW J. SPENGLER (Candidate for re-election)
75 Hoover Road
Email: mspengler@blueprintschools.org
Website: www.matthewspengler.org
Daytime phone: 617-955-6682
Evening phone: 617-955-6682

Relevant Qualifications:
It has been an honor to have served as a Needham School Committee Member for the last three years. I have three children attending NPS. I have been involved in public education for more than thirty years as a teacher, a principal, and currently as executive director of Blueprint Schools Network.

Most Important Goal:
For the Portrait of a Needham Graduate initiative, our community identified a powerful set of competencies that we expect our students to master. To achieve this vision, an important goal is to address the achievement gaps which remain a reality for many of our students of color, English Language Learners and economically disadvantaged students. Many students are extremely well served by our schools and I believe we have the resources, vision and talent to eliminate achievement gaps for all.

TRUSTEE OF MEMORIAL PARK / VETERAN (for 3 years) Vote for 1

JOHN S. GALLELLO (Candidate for re-election)
30 Howland Street

No Response Received

TRUSTEE OF NEEDHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY (for 3 years) Vote for 3

RICHARD C. HARDY (Candidate for re-election)
1347 South Street

Relevant Qualifications:
Northeastern University – MPA – Masters in Public Administration
Northeastern University – MBA – Masters in Business Administration
Library Foundation of Needham
Library Foundation of Needham
Friends of the Needham Public Library

Most Important Goal:
“Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest.”
– Lady Bird Johnson
My objectives as a member of the Needham Free Public Library Board of Trustees is to further the NFPL’s mission and vision and to support and implement the Library’s strategic plan out lined below:

 

THOMAS M. HARKINS (Candidate for re-election)
24 May Street

No Response Received

 

CAROL JEAN THOMAS (Candidate for re-election)
36 Mayo Avenue
Daytime Phone: 781-640-2991
Evening Phone: 781-640-2991

Relevant Qualifications:
Library trustee since 2014. Needham resident since 1980; Library Friends volunteer; Lawyer; Master’s degree, with strong interest, some work experience in Library Science; parent and past Needham Schools math enrichment and arts volunteer.

Most Important Goal:
As a member of the Board of Library Trustees, I will seek to promote fair Library policies, advocate for resources adequate for our Library to serve the present and future needs of the Needham community, and work with the Library Director toward those ends.

 

TRUSTEE OF NEEDHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY (for 1 year) Vote for 1

JAY M. FIALKOV
216 Warren Street
Email: jay_fialkov@wgbh.org
Website: https://www.berklee.edu/people/jay-fialkov
Daytime Phone: 617-300-4406
Evening Phone: 617-462-1960

Relevant Qualifications:
Long-time Needham resident – I value greatly all the Library offers to the town’s residents.
Member of the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Needham Public Library.
Deputy General Counsel, WGBH (Boston’s public broadcaster) – I serve as lawyer/advisor to senior executives and producers.

Most Important Goal:
Recent years have seen transformative changes in the worlds of publishing, information technology, and learning. I believe the Library is more important than ever as a center of our community, but over time it will be challenged to respond to changing needs in a digital world while also fulfilling its traditional role as an essential public space and source of books and other materials. I look forward to serving as a Library Trustee and helping our Library meet that challenge.

BOARD OF HEALTH (for 3 years) Vote for 1

EDWARD V. COSGROVE III (Candidate for re-election)
17 Laurel Drive
Email: edwardcosgrove7@gmail.com

Relevant Qualifications:
I have 40 years experience in Public Health including serving on the Board of Health for 24 years. I am also a Town Meeting member and serve on the Council on Aging executive board.

Most Important Goal:
To continue to advocate for Public Health and protect the citizens of Needham

PLANNING BOARD (for 5 years) Vote for 1

PAUL S. ALPERT (Candidate for re-election)
116 Pine Street
Email: paulalpert@aol.com

Relevant Qualifications:
I am a candidate for re-election, having served on the Planning Board for the past 5 years (Chair for one year). I have been practicing law for the 45 years with specialties in real estate law and estate planning, including helping senior clients remain at home through aging and chronic illness.

Most Important Goal:
Continue to examine and promote methods for senior and fixed income residents to stay in Needham, and continue to examine and promote appropriate zoning changes to the commercial districts in Needham Heights between Highland Avenue and Central Avenue.

 

PLANNING BOARD (for 3 years) Vote for 1

ADAM J. BLOCK
848 Central Avenue
Email: adamjblock@kw.com

Relevant Qualifications:
I am President of the Needham Heights Neighborhood Association and a Town Meeting Member. Accordingly, I am sensitive to the effects of development on neighborhoods. I am also Chair of the Needham Council of Economic Advisors, a successful small business owner and a top local Realtor. I see opportunities for responsible development that bring amenities and other benefits to town.

Most Important Goal:
The top priority for the Planning Board is balancing the right of private property with responsible development that benefits the Town and preserves our town character as much as possible.

NEEDHAM HOUSING AUTHORITY (for 5 years) Vote for 1

EDWARD C. SCHEIDELER
100 Rosemary Way #219
Email: edscheideler@gmail.com
Daytime Phone: 508-254-3499
Evening Phone: 508-254-3499

Relevant Qualifications:
I am very aware of difficulties at NHA, and I have a level of expertise to help solve those issues.

Most Important Goal:
My goal is to promote a higher level of respect for the residents which will improve the level of services. Also, I see a need to improve the level of transparency required for the Board to administer oversight responsibilities.

 

NEEDHAM HOUSING AUTHORITY (for 4 years) Vote for 1

ROSS M. DONALD
25 Chambers Street Unit H
Email: ross.m.donald@gmail.com
Website: fb.me/RossDonaldHousingCampaign
Daytime Phone: 339-225-2620
Evening Phone: 339-225-2620

Relevant Qualifications:
Board Member of a CDC on Mission Hill, Boston – MA Construction Supervisor – wrote energy grant applications for Housing Authorities – design/built for renewable energy with neighborhood groups doing technical assistance, revolving loan fund, community gardens, and other activism

Most Important Goal:
1) naturalize the built environment, 2) deal with isolation, loneliness, and helplessness with plants, animals, and children, 3) address the failure to engage the residents, 4) to move from “Fail and Repair” to “Upgrade and Modernize (esp. medical)

 

ELEANOR A. EVANS
361 Webster Street
Email: lnrevns@gmail.com

Relevant Qualifications:
Attorney with 16+ years’ experience advising organizations serving people with low-incomes, including on compliance with government funding rules. Served as board member of Needham Opportunities Inc., which advocated for Needham affordable housing and supported the NHA in developing High Rock Homes.

Most Important Goal:
Ensuring that the Needham Housing Authority (NHA) has the resources and capacity necessary to respond to the needs of its residents (especially regarding maintenance/repairs and access to affordable food and transportation) and to improve and expand its portfolio.

COMMISSIONER OF TRUST FUNDS (for 3 years) Vote for 1

DANIEL BURNS (Candidate for re-election)
6 Louart Drive

No Response Received

PARK AND RECREATION (for 3 years) Vote for 1

BRUCE R. WILLIAMS
137 Hunnewell Street

Relevant Qualifications:
I have lived and grew up in Needham and have lived here since 1958. I attended Mitchell, Pollard, and NHS as did my three children. I have been actively involved in many youth sports as a coach including baseball, softball, ice hockey, and haved coached Girls Ice Hockey at NHSfor 25 years.

Most Important Goal:
Being new to this position I plan to learn how the commission works and lend my local experience to help guide and make decisions for the future of the Town.

CONSTABLE (for 3 years) Vote for 2

PAUL F. HUNT (Candidate for re-election)
608 Webster Street

No Response Received

RICHARD EUGENE GRAHAM
56 Prospect Street

No Response Received

Voters Guide for Town Meeting Candidates

Candidates for Town Meeting are listed below, according to precinct.

Click on the tab below for your precinct. Candidates are listed in the order they will appear on the ballot: Incumbents appear first, alphabetically, then new candidates are listed alphabetically.

Each candidate has been asked to respond to the following question in 300 characters or less: What are the 3 highest priority issues facing the town?

TOWN MEETING MEMBERS for three years / VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN EIGHT
PRECINCT A

ALAN J. DAVIDSON, 26 Elder Road (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

JOHN D. GENOVA, 11 Jennifer Circle (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

CHERYL A. GOSMON, 209 St. Mary Street (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

MARY E. KEANE-HAZZARD, 198 Webster Street (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

NORMAN F. O’BRIEN, JR, 59 Webster Street (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

KAREN SHAPIRO, 48 Taylor Street (Candidate for re-election)
HEALTH CARE and recovery from the pandemic. I will use my educational and work skills to ensure this.
Ensuring SMALL BUSINESSES recover to their full level from prior to the pandemic.

NICHOLAS P. STERLING, 60 Webster Street (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

CARLOS JAVIER RODRIGUES, 247 Webster Street
No response received

JAMES F. SARGENT, 43 Webster Street
No response received

TOWN MEETING MEMBER for one year / VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN ONE

PATRICK GATTO, 58 Webster Street
No response received

TOWN MEETING MEMBERS for three years / VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN EIGHT
PRECINCT B

ELIZABETH JANE GRIMES, 12 Clarke Road (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

DAVID C. HARRIS, 94 Cynthia Road (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

CLIFFORD OWEN HAYDEN, 12 Crescent Road (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

CATHERINE E. KURKJIAN, 43 Briarwood Circle (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

RICHARD B. MOODY, 22 Parish Road (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

JODI LYNN ROONEY, 617 Central Avenue (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

STEVEN M. ROSENSTOCK, 44 Bess Road (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

CARL MATTHEW SNOW, 50 Sunset Road (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

TOWN MEETING MEMBERS for one year / VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN ONE

MARTIN L. B. WALTER, 865 Central Avenue F407
1. Maintain superior School System
Solicit ideas as property owners suffer job/salary losses.
2. Establish projected tax needs through 2021, develop goals with department heads.
3. Develop an emergency assistance program for Town employees in 2020-2021: fix repayable $ amounts.

TOWN MEETING MEMBERS for three years / VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN EIGHT
PRECINCT C

PETER A. ALPERT, 108 Locust Lane (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

BRUCE S. BARNETT, 249 Marked Tree Road (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

PAULA R. CALLANAN, 1699 Great Plain Avenue (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

DAVID R. COX, 8 Whiting Way (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

MARK J. GLUESING, 48 Mackintosh Avenue (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

JAMES D. MASTERMAN, 53 Canavan Circle (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

LOUISE L. MILLER, 5 North Hill Avenue (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

REBECCA WABER, 15 Powder House Circle (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

TOWN MEETING MEMBERS for three years / VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN EIGHT
PRECINCT D

CYNTHIA L. CONTURIE, 96 Robinwood Avenue (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

DOROTHY H. DESIMONE, 40 Linden Street (Candidate for re-election)
Government transparency and dedication to the common good of a diverse, caring community that protects and respects all;Protection of open space, conservation land, and the environment;Providing an excellent education to our children to ensure a secure and peaceful future for them and our democracy.

ROSS M. DONALD, 25 Chambers Street #H (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

RICHARD J. LUNETTA, 182 Marked Tree Road (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

GARY B. MCNEILL, 54 Deerfield Road (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

STEVEN E. MOCK, 268 Marked Tree Road (Candidate for re-election)
1) Targeted development that generates revenue, provides desirable amenities and allows Needham to maintain its character; 2) Provide the best education in the most economically responsible way. 3) Spending that considers the economic impact on the most vulnerable members of our community

THOMAS F. SOISSON, 128 Maple Street (Candidate for re-election)
The current building boom can change the character of the town. Our best tool to control this is zoning. A few years back, when we had a clogged Chestnut Street, I introduced a zoning ammendment to limit the size and expand the parking requirements for new developments. I think it worked.

REGINALD C. FOSTER, 898 South Street
No response received

JUSTIN DOUGLAS MCCULLEN, 22 Miller Street
No response received

TOWN MEETING MEMBERS for three years / VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN EIGHT
PRECINCT E

ROBERT R. BRAMAN, 76 Lawton Road (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

PHILIP EDWARD BRANDISH, 44 Pleasant Street (Candidate for re-election)
1 – Community continuity operations and contingency planning now for future shocks.
2 – Support of our school system – accelerate capacity, teachers, start times
3 – Fiscal responsibility – demand value, align spend with a long term goals – supporting seniors, manage inequality, promote diversity.

THEODORE M. CROWELL, 39 Lawton Road (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

PAUL J. DURDA, 149 Laurel Drive (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

IRENE M. FRANCESCONI, 5 George Aggott Road (Candidate for re-election)
Maintain high quality schools
Support businesses affected by COVID-19
Explore and promote affordable housing

JULIE E. STEVENS, 18 George Aggott Road (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

CYNTHIA J. WOLFE, 191 Fox Hill Road (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

PETER ROBERT COHENNO, 481 Chestnut Street
1. Maintaining Needham’s strong public schools
2. Future development on current Hartney Greymont site
3. Eversource’s West Roxbury to Needham Reliability Project

TOWN MEETING MEMBERS for one year / VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN ONE

WILLIAM J. PAULSON, 111 Sutton Road
No response received

TOWN MEETING MEMBERS for three years / VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN EIGHT
PRECINCT F

LAWRENCE J. COHEN, 77 Warren Street (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

DOUG H. FOX, 43 Marked Tree Road (Candidate for re-election)
The three highest priority items I hear about from my constituents are:
1. Stricter rules around teardowns and new construction – large house policies did not go far enough!
2. Traffic congestion from over development. We infrastructure to support growth
3. More transparency from town government

ROCHELLE E. GOLDIN, 68 Warren Street (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

JOHN P. KIRK, 100 Warren Street (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

MARY ANNE MACMAHON, 89 Warren Street (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

ADAM S. ZAFF, 134 Damon Road (Candidate for re-election)
1.The bike rail shouldbe extended to High Rock Street. 2. The lack of trees in Needham Center on, Great Plain Avenue along with the lack of trees on Highland Avenue all the way from Sudbury Farms to Needham Center. 3. I would have the town do more to encourage people to install solar panels.

JEFFREY M. FRIEDMAN, 28 Perrault Road #1
No response received

EDWARD C. SCHEIDELER, 100 Rosemary Way, #219
To do everything that Town Meeting can do to help keep residents safe and healthy
Encourage an environment to get every registered voter out to vote
To maintain fiscal responsibility

TOWN MEETING MEMBERS for two years / VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN ONE

DENNIS FRANCIS MCCAFFERTY, 3 Meadowbrook Road
1) Development: While evolution is necessary, the spirit of Needham must be kept intact
2) Efficient government spending: Our assets (parks, streets, etc) should be updated in an efficient manner
3) Pollution: We should preserve our natural resources from trash, air, light and noise pollution

TOWN MEETING MEMBERS for three years / VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN EIGHT
PRECINCT G

ROBERT J. DERMODY, 162 Fair Oaks Park (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

CATHERINE REID DOWD, 778 Great Plain Avenue (Candidate for re-election)
The highest priority issues are education, housing and development. We must maintain the excellence of our schools. We should make Needham housing more affordable without damaging the character of the town. We need to select development projects to balance revenue vs. burden on roads and services.

HEIDI R. FRAIL, 29 Powers Street (Candidate for re-election)
1. Immediately, social and economic impacts from Coronavirus.
2. Resolving conflicts between “Old” and “New” Needham – differences of opinion regarding town services, facilities, housing etc – to unite the community.
3. Thoughtful planning for future environmental and economic success.

ROBERT T. SMART, JR., 25 Mayo Avenue (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

SALLY ANN THERAN, 121 Grant Street (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

RICHARD DEMEIS, 126 Powers Street
1 Thanks to all first responders and workers in town keeping us safe and stocked. We must evaluate our pandemic response and plan for something similar ahead.
2 Our children need more starter homes in Needham and affordable housing. They can’t afford this town.
3 Improve town election voter turnout.

STEPHEN ANTHONY FRAIL, 29 Powers Street
– Lowering our Town’s carbon footprint to do our part to combat climate change, while savings taxpayers money
– Continuing to invest in strong schools and vibrant extra-curricular programs
– Ensuring the health and safety of Needham residents

ALISA M. SKATRUD, 49 Sargent Street
1. balance community needs and values with smart, sustainable growth. 2. Maintain program quality-from schools to senior services and beyond. 3. embrace our growing diversity, finding ways to enhance connections with one another and greater civic engagement for all.

PATRICK WESTON TACELLI, 179 Harris Avenue
No response received

TOWN MEETING MEMBERS for three years / VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN EIGHT
PRECINCT H

JULIA SATTI COSENTINO, 265 Great Plain Avenue (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

MICHAEL C. KARDOK, 55 Berkshire Road (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

NANCY E. MCCARTHY, 29 Sterling Road (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

PETER R. OLIVE, 133 Thornton Road (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

RICHARD A. ZIMBONE, 10 Woodbury Drive (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

TOWN MEETING MEMBERS for one year / VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN ONE

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TOWN MEETING MEMBERS for three years / VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN EIGHT
PRECINCT I

LISA DANNIBAL BAGSHAW, 41 Dartmouth Avenue (Candidate for re-election)
The 3 highest priority issues facing the town of Needham are:
• Capital projects in the pipeline and associated funding.
• The economic vitality of Needham town center and small businesses.
• The impact new or expanded homes are having on the community.

DAVID J. ECSEDY, 20 Holland Terrace (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

JILL C. KAHN-BOESEL, 44 Brookline Street (Candidate for re-election)
1. Safety: Emerging from current health crisis, need plans for citizens’ well-being, physical & emotional. Also, need improved pedestrian safety. 2. Improve home ownership opportunities for lower to middle income citizens age 55+. 3. Thoughtful business zoning & planning that includes citizen input.

WILLIAM CHRISTOPHER KENT, 8 James Avenue (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

LORRAINE M. MURPHY, 59 Beaufort Avenue (Candidate for re-election)
Affordable housing, continued work on zoning, and continued work on sidewalk and street repairs

DAVID PAUL SUPPLE, 58 Helen Road (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

TOWN MEETING MEMBERS for two years / VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN ONE

EVELYN C. ALBERDING, 376 Hillcrest Road
(1) providing high-quality education to all students (2) increasing pedestrian safety (3) creating a vision and framework for residential, commercial and open-space development.

TOWN MEETING MEMBERS for three years / VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN EIGHT
PRECINCT J

JAMES S. BONASIA, 174 Tower Avenue (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

STUART B. CHANDLER, 123 Paul Revere Road (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

MICHAEL M. MATHIAS, 354 Webster Street (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

JANE B. MURPHY, 760 Highland Avenue #17 (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

DEBRA A. WHITNEY, 36 Hunting Road (Candidate for re-election)
No response received

LAUREN EILBERG, 32 Mark Lee Road
No response received

BARRY S. POLLACK, 15 Pandolf Lane
No response received

DANIEL SHERMAN, 566 Hunnewell Street
No response received