Archive for April, 2011

Candidate Statement: Jonathan A. Karon

April 29, 2011

Dear Precinct 12 Voter:

I’m Jon Karon and I’m running for the one-year term in Town Meeting. I’d like to tell you about myself and ask for your vote in the Town Election on Tuesday, May 3rd.

I’ve had the honor of serving on Brookline’s School Committee; and on the Advisory Committee, which is our Town’s Finance Committee; and in Town Meeting. I’ve been responsible for important budget decisions affecting both our schools and town services, and I have a record of fighting for my budget priorities: first class public schools; public safety; and essential services, especially for our senior citizens. I also support necessary investments in infrastructure, particularly keeping our roads and sidewalks in good repair. While on the Advisory Committee, I chaired its Planning and Regulation Sub-Committee where I worked to ensure that neighborhood concerns were taken seriously when considering proposed residential and commercial development.

I first moved to Brookline in 1983 and I’m a homeowner on Winthrop Road. I’ve been involved in our community in ways beyond my service in Town government. In particular, I’ve had the honor of serving on the Boards of Directors of the Brookline Greenspace Alliance and the Brookline Rotary Club, and I’ve been an active member of the Brookline Democratic Town Committee.

I would like to return to Town Meeting to serve our Precinct. I’ll work to ensure that tough budget choices are made wisely and with compassion; that our neighborhoods are treated fairly; and that decisions on warrant articles reflect the progressive values of Brookline.

Town elections are important and every vote counts. No matter whom you vote for, please remember that our polling place has moved from the Runkle School to Brookline High School.

If elected, I will listen to you and work for you. I thus ask for your vote for the one-year term for Town Meeting Member from Precinct 12. Please feel free to e-mail me at or call me at 617-367-3311 if you would like more information or would like to share your concerns on our Town or our neighborhood. Thank you very much.


Jonathan A. (Jon) Karon


Brookline Town Election – May 3, 2011

April 29, 2011

Greetings from your neighbors in Precinct 12. We’d like to remind everyone that next Tuesday is our town election day, and that our polling place has temporarily moved from the Runkle School to Brookline High School.

Neighbors Building Brookline is not running a slate this year or making endorsements for Town Meeting. However, there is a contested race for the one-year Town Meeting seat, and in that race many of your Town Meeting Members are supporting Jonathan A. Karon. Jon is a former member of Brookline’s Town Meeting, School Committee, and Advisory Committee, and he has been endorsed by 12 of your current Town Meeting Members, including Michael A. Burstein, Bruce B. Cohen, Jonathan H. Grand, Stefanie A. Greenfield, Casey A. Hatchett, David B. Klafter, Judy Meyers, Michael F. Oates, Thomas A. Reed, A. Joseph Ross, William E. Slotnick, and Donald C. Weitzman.

We’re hoping to have a candidate statement posted from Jonathan A. Karon later today.