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2015 City of Newton Elections

Ward 2 Alderman Candidate Debate

Click here for the flyer of the four Ward 2 Alderman Candidates The Newton local TV station NewTV covered the event at 6:00pm to 6:30pm on November 2nd. To learn the issues covered during the debate, please click here.
The NewTV news story also includes the NCLS Board President Yongqi Deng's remarks on the school's mission to be part of the community.

Leland Chang, Cambridge city councilor, endorses Newton resident Wenhua Zhang for running for Newton Charter Commission. He calls on all Asian Americans to be more politically invovled. He says Asian Americans should not only see themselves as model workers, they can also be excellent leaders. He encourages Newton Asain American voters to cast their votes for Zhang Wenhua.

Leland's video is here

Wenhua Zhang's video is here

NCLS's Former Principal Shen Anping also came to the October 25 Event organized by NCLS. Dr. Shen recollected how he reached out to the politicians to solve the issued encountered in the past for the growth of the school. He is glad to see a parent of the school running for office and hopes everyone can help out where he can. Dr. Shen held sign for Wenhua Zhang on October 29 in the morning rush hours, together with two more Newton residents.

Anping Shen's video is here

After the debate, the community has seen an increase in community involvement. Volunteers signed up for holding signs or talking to voters at various locations of the city. A strong team has been formed to provide news material for major newspapers. Benny Ming and Sarah Liu worked on writing news stories while Guanghua Li and Liang Ding provided photographs to XingDao and China Press respectively. Sarah Liu provided video segments to NewTV. The videos on this page are prepared by Guanghua Li.

Special thanks should also be given to the team who have spent a lot of time and efforts on coordination with local politicians, various officies, volunteers from the local community to make this forum possible; school learders, parent council support and help from parent volunteers to make the debate and PSA ceremony successful! Kudos to all who have been involved to reflect the spirit of community involvement outlined in the NCLS school mission statement.

Below was Archived on October 26

Tired of watching debate in TV? Now you can participate the live 2015 City of Newton Ward 2 Alderman Candidates Debate on October 25th.

Susan Albright
Jake Auchincloss
Marcia Johnson
Lynne Leblanc

All four candidates of Alderman-At-Large Ward 2 of City of Newton will give a presentation and debate to the local community.

The candidates will answer questions from audiences presenting their knowledge and solution. You are encouraged to have face-to-face communication with the candidates on the scene. Send your questions to by October 24 if you wish your questions to be asked by the moderator. Please specify which candidate(s) is wanted to answer your question(s).