Why I am running for re-election

I ask for your vote on November 5th!

Newton is a city of many hearts and many aspirations.  

Newton is my home and I am proud to be a resident. It is the City where my husband and I have chosen to live since 1977. It is where we have raised our family and made our cherished friends. It is the City that has allowed our children to receive a world class education and to become independent, successful adults.

Newton is the City that has given me the opportunity to serve my fellow citizens and to have made a difference in this vibrant, diverse and caring place.

I am running for re-election as your Councilor at Large to be able to continue to contribute to its progress and to serve my neighbors as we work to make Newton the best City it can be.

I am proud of the contributions and changes I have had a part in creating so far:

  • Advocating for housing options for all in our City, especially multifamily near public transportation

  • Secure, long term financial planning for our City and schools

  • Improved pedestrian safety and traffic calming measures

  • Energizing and improving our Village centers

  • Bringing renewable and green energy solutions to our public buildings, including our library and schools

  • Banning Polystyrene products and plastic stir sticks to discourage use of non-biodegradable packaging that impacts our environment

Yet we have far to go and many challenges that need to be addressed as we move into the future. My priorities for an even better Newton are:

  • Environmental and Energy Conservation

  • Public Education and Safety

  • Improvement of our Village Centers

  • Adaptive re-use of our existing buildings where possible to maintain character while allowing for current needs

Let’s work together to make our already caring, vibrant, and beautiful City even better. I am running to serve – to continue to commit to improving the quality of life here for all of our residents, in all of our Villages.

I ask for your vote on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.




Thank you to our endorsers! John Ahern - David Albright - Margaret Albright - Brenda Alpert - Arthur Andersen - Karen Andres - Bruce Apotheker - Scott Aquilina - Risa Aronson - Jacob Auchincloss - R Baker - Ruth Balser - Hannah Banks - Ann Barker - Elizabeth Barker - Townsend Barker - Peter Barrer - Lawrence Bauer - Martha Bauer - Nina Berk - Beverly Bernson - Robert Bernson - Bernard Birnbaum - Marjorie Birnbaum - Ron Blau - Carol Blazar - Richard Blazar - Sarah Bonaventur - William Bonaventur - Herbert Brody - Halina Brown - Robert Brown - Hendrika Browne - Paul Browne - Fred Brustman - James Bryant - Stephen Buchbinder - John Burke - Robert Burke - Robert Caruso - Anne Chalmers - Bethel Charkoudia - Eva Chittenden - Allan Ciccone - Catherine Clement - Daniel Clifford - Rebecca Cohan - Aaron Cohen - David Cohen - Debra Cohen - Paul Coletti - Constance Conn - Deborah Coogan - Peter Coogan - Audrey Cooper - Marcia Cooper - Alison Corkery - Joseph Corkery - James Cote - Harvey Creem - John Crosby - Linda Crosby - Deborah Crossley - Thomas Crowley - Ruth Dain - William Dain - Victoria Danberg - Georgiana Darienzo - Louis Darienzo - Barbara Darnell - Susan Davidoff - Eric Delgizzo - Douglas Dickson - Peter Dimond - Lucia Dolan - Andreae Downs - Jonathan Downs - Beverly Droz - Thomas Droz - Charles Eisenberg - Diane Eisenberg - Robert Ellertsen - Mark Feldman - Edith Fenton - Henry Finch - Mitchell Fischman - Leslie Fishman - Shawn Fitzgibbons - Robert Fitzpatrick - Robert Fizek - Susan Fliegel - Deborah Fogel - Angela Foley - Jane Frantz - Richard Frantz - James Frosch - Karen Frostig - Carol Fulton - Elizabeth Gerlach - Edith Gheewalla - Leona Giovannini - James Glanville - Arthur Glasgow - Marian Glasgow - Barbara Glazerman - Michael Glazerman - Paul Glickman - Rachel Golden - Wayne Gonnerman - Melinda Gordon - Jerome Grafe - G Gregory - Stephen Grody - Theodore Gross - Rebecca Grossman - David Gullette - Margaret Gullette - Holly Gunner - Judith Haber - Candace Havens - Philip Herr - Anne Hess-Maha - Ted Hess-Maha - Susan Heyman - John Heywood - Marguerite Heywood - Leslie Hitch - Larissa Hordynsky - Sachiko Isihara - Daniel Jackson - Martina Jackson - Barbara John - Howard Johnson - Laura Johnson - Marcia Johnson - Donnalyn Kahn - Jeffrey Kahn - David Kalis - Anne Kane - Cynthia Kane - Stephen Kane - Constance Kantar - William Kantar - Benjamin Kantor - Peter Karg - Andrea Kelley - Patricia Kellogg - Kay Khan - Phyllis Kirschner - Adrienne Knudsen - Amy Koel - Thomas Kraus - Theodore Kuklinski - Adriane Kuller - Treffle Lafleche - Cheryl Lappin - Marc Laredo - Anne Larner - Schuyler Larrabee - Simon Laskey - Frank Laski - Jack Leader - Judith Levin - Deborah Lewis - Barbara Lietzke - Andrea Lipof - Richard Lipof - Ronald Lipof - Anthony Logalbo - Patricia Loiselle - Paul Loiselle - Brita Lundberg - Andrea Lyman - Bessie Lyman - Susan Maguire - Mary Malagodi - George Mansfield - Eugenia Marcus - Leonard Marcus - Christopher Markiewicz - Joan McGrath - Lee McIntyre - Carol McNally - Josephine McNeil - Barbara Meltz - Bernhard Metzger - Matthew Miller - David Mirsky - Susan Mirsky - Madelyn Morris - Terrence Morris - David Morton - Judith Nichols - Brenda Noel - Sandra Olansky - Lisa M Owens - Jean Papalia - Mary Pappas - Kelly Parker - Kenneth Parker - Carl Pasquarosa - John Pears - David Phillips - Ernest Picard - Joyce Picard - James Purdy - Benjamin Pushner - John Rice - Helen Rittenberg - Virginia Robinson - Deborah Rochman - William Rose - Donald Ross - Harry Rosser - Jennifer Rosser - Holly Ryan - Peter Sachs - Tracy Sachs - Christopher Samuels - Andree Saulnier - Nancy Schon - Wellington Scott - Paul Sears - John Seferiadis - Mary Seferiadis - Darryl S Settles - Meredith Shapiro - Ruth Shapiro - Nancy Sharby - Carol Shea - Ellen Sheehy - Joan Sherman - Howard Sholkin - Mark Sieber - Mindy Sieber - Amy Siegel - Steven Siegel - Shannon Slattery - Timothy Snyder - Andrea Steenstrup - Helene Stein - Mary Swezy - Abigail Telegen - Arthur Telegen - John Tener - Nancy Tener - Elizabeth Tishler - Gerald Tishler - Faith Tobin - Keith Tornheim - Susan Tornheim - Miriam Tuchman - Peter Vanderwark - Philip Vergragt - Heidi Vernon - Charles Wain - Anne Walker - Jay Walter - Barry White - Eleanor White - Carolyn Wong - Paul Wong - Nancy Zollers - Visit back often as we add to our site!

Thank you to the Newton Teachers Association for their 2019 endorsement!

"Vicki Danberg has a broad and deep knowledge of city in general and specifically of the issues facing the Newton Public Schools. She has consistently been a strong supporter of what is in the best interest of the school system and of Newton educators, and has always stood in support of maintaining an excellent school system. She has a very positive relationship with our state representatives and state senator, an example of her ability to work collaboratively with those outside of the city council. Vicki has never and will not vote for any issue that is not negotiated with the unions.

The Newton Teachers Association wishes you the best in the upcoming election.”

Read complete endorsement here.


Thank you to the Massachusetts Womens’ Political Caucus Action Committee for their 2019 endorsement!

Dear Victoria Danberg,

The Massachusetts Womens’ Political Caucus Political Action Committee is pleased to inform you that the MWPC PAC is making a contribution of $100 to your campaign, included with this letter. In addition, The MWPC members will be informed of our support of your candidacy.

Read complete endorsement here.

Jimmy Kingle stumps for the democratic Force Multiplier fundraiser at Vicki’s on July 30th

Steve Krugman gives some history of the organization

Campaigning at Farmers’ Market!

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Newton Highlands Village Day with our great Mayor, Ruthanne Fuller.

Newton City Councilor Vicki Danberg and her husband pediatric dentist John Ficarelli serving with Project Stretch (Read more)

Thank you to all those who joined us at our announcement party!


Congratulations to the Suzuki School of Newton as they move into their new home in Waban Village Center!

Read more here!

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