The crowd at last week's Campaign Kickoff was incredible! With over 150 people packing the Lexington Depot, we came together to talk about our shared vision for Lexington, Woburn, and the entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I was proud to have Hank Manz and Vineeta Kumar introduce me and talk about the future of our communities. Click here to see photos from our kickoff!
This campaign is all about building a grassroots organization across Lexington and Woburn so every resident has a voice in government. Today, I'm excited to release a list of over 300 neighbors who are publicly supporting our campaign.
It means a lot to put your name behind a candidate, and I am so grateful that so many local elected officials, community leaders, civic activists, and neighbors are willing to be listed as endorsers.
Is your name missing from the list and you want to join our growing team? Please click here to sign on as an endorser!
With your support, we will be successful in September and take our message to Beacon Hill!
Spring has officially sprung and our campaign for State Representative is in full swing! As we continue our grassroots organizing, hosting meet & greets, and door knocking, I wanted to invite you to my official Campaign Kickoff Event. I hope you'll join us for a fun night with your friends and neighbors.
Here are the details:
The event is free, open to the public, and all are welcome! Light refreshments will be served. For more event information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you again for your continued support, and see you on the 8th!
I want to thank everyone who turned out to help us with canvassing in Woburn last week. It was a lovely day & we met a lot of great folks.
I know we have been buried under snow recently, with maybe more on the way. But the campaign train rolls on! What can you do to help? You can:
Stay tuned to the Events calendar page for information on upcoming campaign coffees, meet & greets, and events.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I wanted to check in to give everyone some exciting updates on our campaign!
Lexington Campaign Committee:
Vicki Blier, Chair
Margaret Counts-Klebe, Treasurer
Do you want to be part of our team? You can sign up to publicly show your support by clicking HERE. Thanks to everyone again for all that you've given to this campaign, and let's keep up the momentum!
"Women have made great progress in forging new paths; let's talk about how to continue that trend and increase the numbers."
Join me on Tuesday, March 13 at 7:00 PM at Cary Memorial Library, in Lexington for the Women in Leadership panel discussion.
In recognition of women's history month, Cary Library has organized a panel of women in leadership roles to discuss women's participation in a variety of organizations and professions. I am honored to be included.
My fellow panelists include:
See the Cary Library event calendar for more details. I hope you can join us!
These past few weeks have been both busy and exhilarating out on the campaign trail!
On January 30th, we held an organizational meeting attended by over 50 volunteers and supporters. It was great seeing so many old friends, but I was also excited to see so many new faces in the room.
At this meeting, we began our nomination paper drive to collect the signatures required to qualify for the ballot. Last week, we officially submitted our first batch of signatures! Thanks to the help of dozens of volunteers in Lexington and Woburn, we were able to exceed our signature collection goal.
We've also been very busy hosting coffees, meet & greets, and house parties across the district. We have multiple public events scheduled every week and more are being added daily. If you're interested in attending an event, please click here. I would also be honored if you would consider hosting a coffee of your own!
There are plenty of exciting ways to get involved in our grassroots organization, and I would love to have your help. Please email me, contact a committee member, or sign up online here!
There's so much at stake in this election, so I hope you will join me to ensure Lexington and Woburn continue to have strong, progressive leadership on Beacon Hill..
Thank you, friends! Last month, I told you about an aggressive goal we set for our campaign -- 100 contributions before the December 31st fundraising deadline. Thanks to your incredible generosity, we surpassed our goal with over 214 donations! I am so grateful and humbled by your support and belief in me.
Now, it's critical that we continue to build our grassroots organization. I hope you'll join our team for our first organizational meeting. Here are the details:
We'd love for you to come by to learn more about our campaign, talk about our shared vision for Lexington and Woburn, and get involved! If you can't make it and would like to host a meet & greet, be listed as a public endorser, and volunteer in other ways, please click HERE. We need everyone to sign up and share your support of our campaign. I look forward to seeing you soon!
Last week, I announced my candidacy for State Representative, and the response has been so gratifying! I'm overwhelmed by the number of people who have called or emailed with their encouragement, the many volunteers who have already signed up to get involved, and the friends and neighbors who have generously contributed to our campaign committee. We are off to a great start!
We're going to work hard for each and every vote, and I'm excited to spend the next eleven months listening to our neighbors in Lexington and Woburn, working together to form a shared vision for the district and for all of Massachusetts.
Today, I'm asking for your help before an important fundraising deadline. The 2017 fundraising cycle will soon come to a close, and it's critical that we maximize fundraising efforts before the end of the year. We've set an ambitious goal of 100 contributions by December 31st.
Will you consider making a donation today? Please click HERE to donate.
I know that it's a tough time of the year to ask, but your early investment in our campaign is critical to our success next November. I have been so touched by the response to date, and I'm ready to get to work!
Thanks again and Happy Holidays to you and your family.
Today, I announce my candidacy for State Representative of the 15th Middlesex District, hoping to succeed Jay Kaufman, who is retiring. Jay has been a great public servant, an active proponent of civic engagement and a true believer in good government. As someone who has devoted her life to service through government, I believe I have the ability, knowledge and most importantly the experience to follow Jay in serving the people of Lexington and Woburn to the high standards that they have come to expect.
My professional career has been spent working to better the communities I’ve served - as a municipal manager, as a community development director, as someone who has helped to enact statewide legislation, and as an official on numerous regional and state-wide boards. Collaboration, respect, consensus-building and strategic planning have been the core values and skills that I have brought to every civic project in which I have been involved. I am proud and honored to have been elected and to be currently serving as a second term Lexington Selectman and previously as a Planning Board member.
Nothing gives me greater satisfaction than helping people solve problems. At a time when our nation is politically fractured, I believe government, when done right, can be a shining example and can truly make a difference in people’s lives.
Campaigns are critical – this is when candidates connect with voters to hear the pressing needs of the day. I look forward to continuing the dialog I’ve had with many of you, to meeting new people, and to learning about issues which impact your lives. Because we are stronger together and because our democracy needs all players in order to thrive, I encourage you to engage in this campaign. I hope to earn your vote!