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More than 60 join campaign gathering for Leone

John D. Leone, 2022

Providing this summary, which contains opinion, was the Committee to Elect John D. Leone.

The committee held a meet-the-candidate gathering at Punjab Restaurant on March 19. Well over 60 supporters, voters and other Arlingtonians, from 25 to 90 years old and all ages in between and of all political persuasions were attendance at this in-person event.

All of the guests were very engaged and everyone had an opportunity to speak with John directly to express their opinions and learn his views on policies and issues facing the town. The response was very encouraging and supportive of John’s run. Overwhelmingly those attending thanked John for running and for having the opportunity to meet him in person.

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Diggins seeks second term on Select Board

Lenard Diggins, 2023

Lenard Diggins announces his candidacy for reelection to the Select Board in this statement.

Dear Fellow Arlingtonian: My first run for the Select Board made me truly proud of Arlington, because even with all of the ways in which I am considered a minority and atypical politician, I was deemed an "establishment" candidate.

While I’ve never felt any sense of estrangement in Arlington, I realized during that campaign that I was more welcomed to the community and more respected as a part of it than I had appreciated. That said, I definitely have my own perspective on any number of issues, and it is a viewpoint that is unabashedly liberal/progressive.

Sometimes my arguments to protect the minority point of view in the sea of blue that is Arlington can make me seem a bit conservative, but after some dialogue with me, one is quickly disavowed of that notion.

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