NEWTON – Ruthanne Schwartz Fuller, a City Councilor-At-Large running for Mayor of Newton, was endorsed by Newton City Councilors Susan Albright and Deb Crossley. These endorsements follow the support of other prominent individuals and organizations supporting Fuller, including the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, former State Treasurer Steve Grossman, City Council President Emeritus Lisle Baker, and City Councilor Jake Auchincloss. In the September Preliminary Election, Fuller was the top vote earner in Newton’s Mayoral race.
Susan Albright, a City Councilor-At-Large from Ward 2 said, “I proudly endorse Ruthanne for Mayor. Having worked alongside her on the City Council, I know she understands the challenges Newton faces, especially when it comes to affordable housing and our schools. Her support for the Welcoming City ordinance was unwavering from the start, and I know she’ll be a Mayor that listens carefully, brings coalitions together to solve problems, and is unafraid to make tough decisions.”
Deb Crossley, Councilor-At-Large for Ward 5 said, “The heart, intelligence, and fortitude Ruthanne puts into tackling any issue, will make her a fantastic Mayor. Ruthanne cares deeply about people and is more than willing, able, and ready to roll up her sleeves and do the hard work that will deliver a better quality of life to all in Newton. I saw this firsthand working closely with her on a weekly basis over five years creating and implementing a strategic plan to rehabilitate Newton’s leaky water, sewer, and stormwater systems. I proudly endorse her.”
Fuller said, “I am honored to have the support of Susan and Deb. On the City Council, we have worked collaboratively on the issues that impact all Newton residents. As Mayor, I will be committed to supporting our public schools, fixing our streets and sidewalks, preserving the character of our neighborhoods, and ensuring local government is transparent and financially sound.”
Ruthanne Schwartz Fuller was first elected to the Board of Alderman in 2009 and currently serves as a city councilor-at-large from Newton’s Ward 7. She is best known for her successful, years-long efforts to improve Newton’s infrastructure and long-term fiscal health. Prior to holding elected office, Fuller served as Vice Chair of the Citizen’s Advisory Group – a group tasked with identifying Newton’s structural deficits and proposing important municipal reforms to address them. Fuller has worked for 30 years as a Strategic Planner for non-profit organizations and businesses, including WGBH, and formerly served on the boards of Facing History & Ourselves, City Year-Boston, and the Boys & Girls Club of Boston. She is a graduate of Brown University and Harvard Business School.