Brookline TAB Endorses Merelice

"Merelice is a longtime progressive stalwart who has worked at the grassroots level and has run for state office. The breadth and depth of civic issues she has delved into in her 44 years in Brookline is formidable: development, zoning, open space, climate change, race relations. As a former vice president at Putnam Investments, she has financial and managerial experience.

But maybe the most important thing Merelice would bring to the Board of Selectmen is the willingness and ability to listen. We’ve been hearing so much lately about people feeling marginalized in Brookline. It can only help to have someone on the town’s executive committee who is willing to hear their stories and engage with their concerns." - Brookline TAB Editorial Board

Merelice at the Brookline League of Women Voters Candidates Forum 

Quick Quiz

Take this quick quiz to help you decide which candidate for the Brookline Selectboard (Board of Selectmen) to vote for on May 5.

As a Brookline voter, I care about:

Working for commercial development that contributes to the town's quality of life and is compatible with its neighborhoods.

Understanding that individuals and communities can make a difference in creating a healthy sustainable environment.

Listening to and respecting people of different backgrounds with the goal of making Brookline work for everyone.

Knowing that quality education is important for every child, for their future wellbeing, and for the economic health of our families, communities, nation, and world.

Valuing the warmth and neighborliness created by a sense of community, with safe streets and an income-range of housing.

If you checked these items, Merelice shares your priorities. She has been described by people who have worked with her as having “tremendous bandwidth in terms of being knowledgeable about a broad range of issues.” See some examples at the "Issues" tab regarding appropriate development, sustainable environment, inclusive diversity, educational opportunity, and livable neighborhoods.