Address the Climate Crisis

At my core, I am an environmentalist and I recognize how important it is that we continue to push our goals around climate and sustainability issues. The Commonwealth needs to do more to support local communities who have been leading the way. Newton, Watertown and Waltham all have put together climate action plans that setContinue reading “Address the Climate Crisis”

We need more transparency and accountability in government

Massachusetts is the only state in the country that exempts all three branches of government from open meeting law. It’s only one of four states that exempt the Legislative branch from open meeting law. In particular, the House of Representatives has a very secretive and haphazard committee process. At one point there was a special commission on publicContinue reading “We need more transparency and accountability in government”

I Ask for Your Vote on September 1st

I am a candidate for State Representative for the 10th Middlesex District (Waltham, Watertown & Newton). Right now, we have an opportunity to act on crucial issues. This includes: enacting bold climate goals and a 100% clean energy economy, building a 21st-century transportation system, standing up for our vulnerable residents and our immigrant neighbors and fighting forContinue reading “I Ask for Your Vote on September 1st”

My Work on the City Council

I am currently working on zoning reform as a member of the City of Newton’s Zoning and Planning Committee. Zoning reform is a huge opportunity to provide a more inclusive framework to enable us to meet our goals of providing more affordable and more diverse housing opportunities. It’s also an important tool to promote moreContinue reading “My Work on the City Council”

Alison’s Priorities

My priorities center around transportation, sustainability, jobs, affordable housing and action on climate. We need more transparency and accountability in government I am committed to good and effective government. This requires listening to all voices and giving everyone a seat at the table. Collaboration and engagement, robust debate and thoughtful planning have been hallmarks inContinue reading “Alison’s Priorities”

Alison Leary Announces Run for State Representative in the 10th Middlesex District

Dear Friends, It is with a great deal of excitement and anticipation that I announce my candidacy for State Representative for the 10th Middlesex district which includes parts of Newton, Waltham and Watertown. I believe that I can be an effective voice on Beacon Hill and I am committed to being part of the solutionContinue reading “Alison Leary Announces Run for State Representative in the 10th Middlesex District”