Hello. I’m Donelle S. O’Neal Sr., and I’m asking for your support in my campaign for Select Board.
I know we share the same vision. A vision of great public education, which I received here in Brookline, and my two sons receive now; a Department of Public Works that’s like no other and for which I worked from 2001 to 2008 as an employee of the Highway Department; our Fire and Police Departments, whose Officers are outstanding; and Brookline’s elected body and Town Meeting, on which I served for two terms.
What’s missing from our shared vision? Select Board Members who in addition to being leaders are also a bridge for Brookline citizens who feel disenfranchised and excluded by our policies and procedures. The incumbents, as well as the entire current Board, have badly managed some of our community’s most important issues. Brookline needs and deserves more than mediocre management and poor decision-making.
I’m running for Select Board because the current Board has had a decidedly negative impact on our Town. Watching constituents speak to empty Select Board Members’ seats still sends chills up and down my spine. I know I will have a stronger and more positive impact on the Board than what the two Incumbents have shown.
I stood before Town Meeting and played “Let There Be Peace on Earth (and let it begin with me)” on my saxophone which I learned to play while attending Pierce School. That was one of the hardest things I have ever done. I felt it was necessary though, because our town needs a positive change. That change can start with me. And it can start with you.
I opened an account at ActBlue.com for donations for campaign signs. Please type “Donelle” in the search engine, and you will find my Contribution account. Please donate what you can. My phone number is 857-243-3602. Please call me if you have any questions, concerns, or advice about our Town, from Senior Living, Affordable housing, the planned BHS project, the OSC and the Override, to the New Marijuana Revenue. Call me whenever you want.
Thank you for your support.
Toward a better Brookline for all,
Donelle S. O’Neal, Sr.