Why I am running for re-election
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 the Sierra Club for their 2019 endorsement!
"The Massachusetts Sierra Club is proud to endorse Victoria Danberg for re-election to Newton City Council. Victoria has been a passionate advocate for sustainability and accelerating the transition to 100% renewable energy. Sierra Club looks forward to continuing to work together to make Newton a leader in sustainability and environmental protection."
-Jordan Meehan, Chair of the Massachusetts Sierra Club's Political Committee.
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.”
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.
Thank you to these organizations for endorsing Vicki!
Housing diversity and affordability
Bay State Stonewall Democrats
October 13, 2019
I wanted to write a few words in favor of Vicki Danberg. She has been a beacon of goodwill for the residents and business owners of Newton Center.
She cares so much about this City, she goes out of her way to solve problems, she is an excellent organizer who can bring people together to solve problems and get things done, She is always responsive when something needs to happen right away and has done a great deal in concrete ways to improve life in Newton. I have had many instances when I called on Vicki to attend a meeting with me and she was always willing to attend to help in any way she could.
Vicki definitely gets my vote.
Let’s get a fair contract for the teachers!
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!
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!