State Rep. Candidate Q&A: Alison Leary

Alison Leary


I am a Newton native, a Simmons University graduate and the mother of two teenagers. My husband and I live in the home where he grew up in Nonantum. I am a program manager for a human services agency that provides services for adults with intellectual disabilities. Prior to that I was the Associate Director for the Community Preservation Coalition and lobbied for more state funding for the Community Preservation Act. I am a four-term member of the Newton City Council, the Chair of Public Facilities and a member of the Zoning and Planning Committee working on zoning reform.

State Rep. Candidates Appearing on Chamber Forum

The candidates running for the 10th Middlesex District seat in the State House will be appearing on a free online forum hosted by the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber of Commerce. The district includes parts of Watertown, Waltham and Newton, including Precincts 10, 11 and 12 on the westside of Watertown. John Lawn of Watertown is the incumbent, and he is being challenged by Newton City Councilor Alison Leary. The Newton Needham Chamber sent out the following annoucment:

Lawn vs. Leary: A conversation with the state rep candidatesMon.