Alicia Bowman believes in and cares for the City of Newton and works tirelessly to help make it a better place for all who live here. She has done a great job in her first term and will continue this work in the future. I support her wholeheartedly.
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.
Alicia is a person you can count on, and she gets things done. Newton needs more people like her in public office!
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.
Lucia Dolan, Ward 6 resident and sustainable transportation advocate
I have been neighbors with Alicia for more than 20 years. Since day one, I have known her to be a tireless and amazingly effective advocate for keeping our community safe. Her knowledge of transportation, from traffic dangers around schools to parking concerns around express bus stops, is unique and vital to the City Council. Alicia is committed to accessible, green transportation that benefits all Newton residents.
As new-ish residents in Newton, my children and I were almost hit by a car in a dangerous intersection while walking home from school. Alicia helped us navigate the process to advocate for a stop sign at the intersection and ensured our school was able to improve the blue zone drop off area as well. Alicia’s leadership on safe biking and walking is such an asset to our City and I am grateful to know our councilor does so much hands-on work as well, from volunteering time in the community to leadership on beautification efforts like the planters for local restaurants.
In just one term on the City Council, Alicia has already made a huge impact.
I consider Alicia a remarkably knowledgeable and diligent councilor who can be relied on for policy making and planning that are designed to make Newton an even better place to live and work.
Alicia has an excellent grasp of the issues that come before Newton’s City Council. Her special expertise and ability to advocate on zoning, transportation and waste management helps our leaders to arrive at decisions with the biggest environmental and social equity benefits. She truly understands and gives her all to the implementation of Newton’s Climate Action Plan and other environmental solutions that offer the biggest benefits to our community.
I support Alicia Bowman because she champions affordable housing in Newton which I believe creates a more fair and diverse, welcoming city.
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 moved up the learning curve with astonishing speed. She bases her views on in-depth research and reaching out to the community. She is the go-to councilor on so many issues, it’s hard to keep track. We need to keep her on the Council.
City Council committee assignments: Land Use and Public Safety & Transportation
Appointed by City Council President as the Council’s representative to the Climate Action Plan working group
Newton resident of 25 years, NPS parent for 17 years
MBA in Finance, 12 years in financial services and management consulting
Mayor’s Transportation Advisory Group member
Past President of Bike Newton
Co-founder, Safe Routes to Schools
Past president, Mason-Rice PTO
Past board member, League of Women Voters of Newton
Founder and past chair, Tour de Newton bike event
Troop leader, Newton Girl Scouts