Saturday, May 25, 2024

102513i-Patty-NolanFrom the Patty Nolan campaign, Oct. 25: Incumbent School Committee member Patty Nolan recently received the endorsement of state Rep. Jonathan Hecht. In endorsing her, Hecht noted “Patty Nolan has always impressed me with her commitment to improving schools in Cambridge, her lively intellect and her collaborative spirit. Her insistence on including the whole community in discussions leads to better policy-making. And her willingness to take on tough issues and take action, even when it costs her politically, makes her a true leader.”

In addition, Nolan has received the endorsement of many Cambridge residents. The list is on her website, along with specific endorsements. Jean Cummings, former treasurer for Alice Turkel, has been serving Nolan’s campaign ably as treasurer.

“I am honored to have the support of a range of residents, many public school parents, private-school parents and residents without children. As an issues-based candidate, it’s hard to compete as a relative newcomer to Cambridge – with ‘only’ 26 years residence in the city,” she said.

With supporters in every neighborhood – East Cambridge, Cambridgeport, Riverside, North Cambridge, Avon Hill, Huron Village, mid-Cambridge, Agassiz and Area IV – Nolan is hoping for a “recount proof” showing Nov. 5, a reference to the 2009 election which she won by 19 votes after a hand recount.