Re: Freedom of Information Act Request
My name is Lin Zhang. I am a graduate student from a research team at Boston University working on gender issues in city government. Our project aims to measure the impact of female representation on public policy, as well as understanding the channels through which such an impact may occur.
This is a Freedom of Information Act request for the following information about municipal elections in Newton City, MA:
- The date of each city council, city manager, or mayoral election that has occurred in the city since 2008.
- The name and gender of each individual who ran for office in each election and the vote totals they received.
- The name of each individual elected.
- In the case of city councils, the number of male and female councilors before and after the election.
Thank you for your help! Please email me if you have any questions.