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Voting Location: Upham School, 35 Wynnewood RoadWellesley has a representative Town Meeting form of government. There are 240 elected Town Meeting members apportioned among the Town's eight precincts. Town meeting members are elected to a three-year term, with 1/3 standing for election in any given year.
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  • SHANI DEFINA

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    STEVEN D FESSLER Commercial Real Estate Investor

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    SHARON GRAY Marketing/Communications

  • KATHRYN R GRIFFIN

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    MATTHEW GUIGLI VP of Operations (Construction Industry)

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    ANN D JENNESS Active Volunteer (former Commercial Lender)

  • RUTH HILL KLINCK

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    JEFFREY LEVITAN Business Consultant

  • PETER MARX Attorney

  • CHRISTINE MIZZI

  • JEMA RUSSO

  • MARIJANE TUOHY

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Biographical Information

What are the most important goals for Wellesley to achieve over the next five years?

The most important goals are hiring strong leaders, fostering world class schools, conservation, and ensuring a strong sense of community for all.
Incumbent
Relevant Experience 25yr Prect. C resident. 15yr Town Schools parent. 6yr Town Mtg Memb. Stanford Univ: BA Public Policy
Schools support our property values and can't be compromised. Must scrutinize overrides, be fiscally vigilant, yet prioritize HHU funding for Upham.
Incumbent
Relevant Experience School Committee (2015-), incl. current SC Chair; HHU Master Plan Cmte.; current TMM (2014-present).
Elementary school rebuilding to support 21st century learning; plan for more affordable housing; continued leadership in sustainability and education.
Incumbent
Relevant Experience Former Advisory Committee Member, Past Upham PTO Pres, Former Moderator Central Council of PTOs
Wellesley must maintain strong fiscal responsibility and accountability and provide excellent public education through the neighborhood school model.
Relevant Experience Business Owner, 3rd Generation Resident, Civil Engineering Degree, Corporate Board Member
We must invest in our youth and improve our aging schools, maintain a safe town for our children, assist our elderly, and reduce our taxes.
Incumbent
Relevant Experience Resident over 10 years; TMM over 5 years; Education: MBA; WHJWC Treasurer; active in school PA.
Finding a balance between wants and needs to control the growing Tax Levy so that Wellesley doesn’t become a town available to only the very wealthy.
Candidate has not yet responded.
Relevant Experience Complex problem solving. Extensive planning and implementation experience.
Town Master Plan including use of the North 40, St. James property and fiscally responsible construction of new HHU neighborhood elementary schools
Relevant Experience 40 yr resident; children attended WPS; Chair, Wellesley Media Corp; high-tech attorney
Assure quality of Wellesley schools, protect and maintain beauty of Town, operate with sound fiscal management.
Incumbent
Relevant Experience Former PTO co-Vice President & co-President at Upham and Town Meeting Member for past 3 years
Wellesley needs to continue to strive to be a community which values all of our citizens and their needs.
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