The Issues


We Need to do More to Ensure Greater Voter Participation Including Same Day Voter Registration

One of the reasons I am challenging the incumbent, Rep. John Lawn is my frustration with his lack of action on expanding voting rights. Currently voters must register at least 20 days before election day in Massachusetts. This means thousands of people get disenfranchised. Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia have passed laws toContinue reading “We Need to do More to Ensure Greater Voter Participation Including Same Day Voter Registration”

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”

How We Get to 100% Renewable Energy

Increase Energy Efficiency – Improving energy efficiency and conservation programs save money and energy. This includes energy-efficient appliances, windows, light bulbs and adding insulation. Build more energy-efficient buildings including passive house design -the Gold standard for energy efficient homes. Green the Grid -increase solar- which has already increased more than 240 times since 2009. By installing solar panels on everyContinue reading “How We Get to 100% Renewable Energy”

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”

City Council Work

As an At-Large Newton City Councilor, Alison has worked in the public interest for 15 years. Learn more

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Election Info

The primary for the 10th Middlesex is September 1, 2020. Voter Information