Dear Precinct 12 residents,
In 2008, my wife and I moved to our current precinct from precinct 9 in Brookline. When we moved to our current neighborhood, you welcomed my family warmly, and we have appreciated that very much. In 2009, you elected me to represent you in Town Meeting. I had been a Town Meeting Member from precinct 9 since 2001, and I was glad to have the opportunity to represent my new precinct with the same dedication with which I represented my old precinct. It is amazing to me to note that I have been representing precinct 12 now for longer than I represented my previous precinct.
This year I am once again asking for your vote so I can continue to represent you in Town Meeting.
I am proud to say that in my sixteen years as a Town Meeting Member, I have never once missed a night of Town Meeting. This was even after my wife and I welcomed twin daughters into our family two months after the 2009 election. I take my responsibilities as your representative very seriously.
As a Town Meeting Member, I have paid careful attention to all the issues that have come before us and have been responsive to the concerns of my constituents. A few years ago, I took the lead in fighting against political robocalls. More recently, I voted in favor of the Runkle School expansion and endorsed the overrides necessary to accommodate a growing population of school children. I also made the town aware of our concerns as we switched to the new Pay-As-You-Throw system, balancing the needs of the environment with the realities of our residents.
Along with being a Town Meeting Member, since 2004 I have also been an elected Library Trustee. As a Trustee, I have done many things to improve library service in our town. I pushed for increased funding to the materials budget and I worked on getting the RFID circulation program approved to relieve congestion in our libraries. And after years of fighting for it, I managed to get the Coolidge library open on Sundays in the summer, which has now been the case for four years.
For those who wish to know more about me, I maintain a campaign website at http://www.bursteinforbrookline.com and a personal site at http://www.mabfan.com.
I hope you will cast your vote for me on May 2 at the Runkle School. If you have any questions about my role as your representative, please email me at TMMBurstein@mabfan.com.
Michael A. Burstein
Endorsed by Brookline PAX
Member of the Green Caucus
An archive of the website from my successful 2016 campaign for Library Trustee can be found here.