“Alicia is everything you want in a City Councilor. Her constituent service is superb, helping residents with everyday issues that improve their quality of life. At the same time, she is a leader on the Council in understanding and implementing policies — including climate action, transportation and housing — that will make Newton a great place to live, work, and learn for generations. to come.”
— John Rice, Former Newton City Councilor
Community Leaders for Alicia
Councilor Bowman continues to be a champion for Safe Routes to School and more livable streets, sidewalks and vibrant village centers, addressing climate change and quality of life in a win-win approach.
Alicia is always thoughtful. I especially appreciate the time she has invested in following and advocating for positive change in Newton’s local zoning and housing policies, even though these issues don’t fall directly within her “committee assignments” as a Councilor.
Beverly and Tom Droz
Alicia Bowman participates in so many important issues facing the Newton City Council, especially working on environmentally sustainable solutions to be a part of many projects. We need that more than ever!
Alicia is a truly progressive and dedicated Newton City Councilor who can be counted on to be on top of the issues and thorough in her thinking about issues; she also listens carefully and is very empathic. I’m delighted that she is running again.
I have known Alicia for 15 years and have always been impressed by her commitment to our community and her ability to get things done with competence and kindness. She’s an incredible asset to Newton and I’m honored to support her in this election.
Alicia Bowman is thoughtful and exceptionally well – informed as a policy maker. In addition she is accessible and very active in the community.
Alicia Bowman consistently excels as a Newton City Councilor in her commitment and advocacy for reducing our community’s greenhouse gas emissions and for protecting our natural resources, as well as improving bicycle and pedestrian safety. Alicia’s outstanding leadership on a range of issues will help to make a difference, as we aim to substantially increase every aspect of our environmental sustainability.
Alicia Bowman is a hard-working city councilor who is utterly dedicated to the Garden City. Even before being elected to the Council, she actively worked to improve public education, create more affordable housing, protect the city’s green space, and make cycling safer across the city. Alicia has my vote.
Sandra Davidow, Ward 6 resident and member of Newton’s Council on Aging
Alicia cares. She listens. She uses sound judgement. I cannot think of any better qualities than these for any elected official. I strongly support her campaign for re-election.
Alicia is fantastic and so dedicated to our community – I strongly support her re-election campaign.
Alicia Bowman applies her intelligence, good sense, and caring to her work on the Newton City Council. I’m pleased to support her re-election.
Alicia listens to her community and works hard to help Newton be safe, equitable, and sustainable.
Alicia has been an amazing advocate for pedestrians and cyclists. She’s got my vote.
Alicia has worked hard to address important city-wide goals of encouraging more affordable housing, the preservation of existing homes, support to increase the vibrancy of our villages and more. She has earned my vote.
Alicia distinguishes herself on the Council because she knows how to get things done — something that can be difficult to do.
Ted Hess-Mahan, Former Newton City Councilor
Alicia Bowman has been a champion for affordable and fair housing.
Alicia Bowman consistently does her homework on issues before the Council, asks meaningful questions, and stands up for all of Newton, now and into the future.
Alicia’s work in favor of safer streets for non-driving transportation has made the city more pleasant for everyone – including drivers. She’s a major asset to the City Council, and I look forward to having her represent me for another term.
Alicia has done a terrific job supporting all the things that matter to me: bike and pedestrian safety, gun safety, town density, environmental policy, education and sound fiscal policy. I think we need her and others like her on the town council. I’m happy to vote for her and to recommend others do the same.
Susan Albright, City Council President
Alicia has made an impact from her first day on the Council. She is a leader on important issues such as supporting restaurants during COVID. She brings deep policy knowledge and she’s always looking for ways to improve our city. There’s no problem Alicia is unwilling to take on.
Alicia Bowman is a fierce advocate for Newton’s residents. She does her homework and is conscientious about keeping up with the issues before the City Council.
Andreae Downs, City Councilor
Alicia is a hard-working, articulate and thoughtful councilor. It is a pleasure to work alongside her.
Alicia Bowman has been a wonderful advocate for progressive policies in the city of Newton. She has brought to the role of city councilor a longstanding commitment to and understanding of transportation and infrastructure issues. She has fought hard to make our city live up to its promise as a community that effectively serves the needs of people of different racial and socioeconomic backgrounds, whether the issue is policing or housing. Newton is a better, more accessible place for the work of this dedicated public servant. I strongly endorse her campaign for reelection.
Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus
“The MWPC PAC is proud to endorse Alicia Bowman. Alicia is a proven leader with a strong track record that reflects our core values of representative governance, reproductive freedom, and civil rights for all. Alicia is a bold change maker who will act with care, urgency, and competence to represent all of us as Newton City Councilor. A vote for Alicia is a vote for our state’s brighter future.”
-Shannon Montanez, Chair of the MWPC PAC Board of Directors.
Alicia has been a strong advocate for Newton in the 21st century!
You cannot have a better advocate and problem solver for your community than Alicia.
2023 Campaign In the News
- Alicia in LWVN-New TV Debate for W6 At-Large Council Seats (Video)
- Alicia Participates in Area Council Debates (Video)
- Newton Beacon: Bowman talks bike safety, housing and run for third term on Newton City Council
- Bowman: “We share many of the same priorities for Newton.”
- Fig City News Interview 2023: Alicia Bowman
- Patch Interview 2023: Alicia has Leadership Skills, Experience, Knowledge & Network
Four years ago, the voters of Newton first elected me to the City Council.
Since taking office, I have actively worked to address climate change in Newton advocating for all-electric buildings, stricter building codes, and improved transportation options. I’ve also supported our schools, Newton residents, and local businesses.
I am proud of what we have achieved in the last four years, but there is so much more to do. I am honored to serve my neighbors and the city I love.
I ask for your vote on November 7, 2023.
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