“Newton is at a crossroads. To protect what we love about the Garden City, we need elected officials who will not just listen to, but represent, residents. I’m running to give all voters in Newton a choice in the race for Alderman-at-Large (soon to be Councilor-at-Large) from Ward 3,” said Malakie.
Malakie grew up in West Newton, where she lives today. She attended Newton public schools before earning a B.S. in Economics at MIT and an MBA at the University of Chicago. She worked in business before becoming a professional photojournalist at the Lowell Sun. Malakie has an extensive resume of community service in Newton, leading teams of tree planters and pruning trees in all parts of Newton as a founding director of the Newton Tree Conservancy. She is a contributor to the Village 14 blog, and serves on the steering committee of the Newton Villages Alliance, a community preservation organization. She is also an enthusiastic volunteer with Newton Serves, the Newton Conservators, Tour de Newton, Newton Swap Day, and Feast of the Falls.
“If elected, I plan to contribute to decisions about zoning and development issues that are fiscally responsible and responsive to residents’ concerns, and protect the diversity of our housing stock. I will continue to work to enhance and increase our public parks, tree canopy and open spaces,” said Malakie.
For more information about Julia’s campaign, please visit: juliamalakie.org