Jo Anne Preston for Housing Authority

Letters to the Editor

Originally Published March 12, 2020 in the Arlington Advocate

I urge your readers to vote for Jo Anne Preston for Housing Authority. I’ve known Jo Anne as a colleague at Brandeis, where she taught sociology and studied the experience of aging, and as a fellow resident of Arlington, where she has been a tireless proponent of fairness, justice, and decency. She’s been an assiduous member of Town Meeting, a tireless volunteer in many Arlington organizations and an Arlington parent deeply active in the school system, especially at Thompson. I was particularly aware of her contributions to the school library when both our children were at Thompson. Jo Anne got me to meet with the students in a session at the library, discussing my own job, and I was very impressed with the way her dynamism made an important community institution work. She’d be a great, tireless, caring, probing member of the Housing Authority, and I urge you to vote for her.

— William Flesch, Brattle Street