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Precinct J Town Meeting Members

Candidates for Town Meeting from Precinct J

Each candidate for Town Meeting Member was asked to respond to the following question in 300 characters or less: What are the 3 highest priority issues facing the town? The candidates provided all responses; no editing was done by the LWVN except for style consistency.

Candidates are listed in the order they will appear on the ballot: Incumbents appear first, alphabetically, then new candidates are listed alphabetically.

TOWN MEETING MEMBER (for 3 years) Vote for 8

CATHERINE J. BARKER, 13 West Street (Candidate for re-election)
No response received.

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.

ROBERT A. DOWNS, 51 Virginia 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.

KAREN R. SHANNON, 13 Bennington Street (Candidate for re-election)
Addressing current zoning regulations to prevent establishment of recreational marijuana retail shops in Needham;
Advocating for crucial programs and space needs for the Needham Public Schools;
Improved zoning regulations that address tear downs and reconstruction of homes in Needham.

DEBRA A. WHITNEY, 36 Hunting Road (Candidate for re-election)
1) Increasing recreational and wellness opportunities for our residents; 2) Strategic planning for commercial and residential land use, preservation of open space, and a thriving downtown area; 3) Keeping our strong school system, in the midst of an increasing student population

Visit the Town's website for a current list of Town Meeting Members.