Vote Healy, Martyn and Preston

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Letters to the Editor

Originally Published March 26, 2020 in the Arlington Advocate

We write in support of three candidates in the upcoming election for town offices.

Michaiah Healy for Select Board

These are times of change in Arllngton and around the world. Directions we take locally and decisions we make in the coming years will shape the town in decades ahead. We need forward-thinking, respectful leadership on the Select Board, and Michaiah Healy can provide those talents. She listens carefully, analyzes problems thoughtfully, and will help us build consensus that will serve our needs not only now but for years to come.

We urge you to support Michaiah Healy for Select Board.

Lynette Martyn for School Committee

Today’s students are tomorrow’s citizens and community leaders. Lynette Martyn is a forward-thinking advocate for the kinds of programs and schools that will help today’s students become those leaders. Her leadership experience on the Diversity and Inclusion Group positions will enable her to make important contributions and provide guidance to programs that embrace the increasing multicultural diversity all around us and build on it in the years ahead.

Jo Anne Preston for Housing Commission

Jo Anne knows and cares about housing in Arlington. As prices soar and teardowns increase, where will longtime residents live, and more important, how will they live? Joanne understands publicly supported housing. She knows that buildings must be maintained, but she places equal emphasis on quality of life for citizens aging in place. She will help Arlington access programs for residents to help them cope with mobility challenges and increasing isolation. For the benefit of our seniors, please support Jo Anne Preston for Housing Commission.

— Nancy Stevenson and Neil Clark, Beverly Road