Welcome Ward 1!
My name is Carolina Ventura, and I am running for the Ward 1 Councilor seat on Newton's City Council. I am committed to serving with integrity and enthusiasm to ensure that our communities in Nonantum and Newton Corner use our collective resources effectively and responsibly, while never losing sight of what makes this such a great place to live.
I am a parent raising a young family in Nonantum. My wife grew up in this community, and it has been my adopted home for nearly 16 years. Originally from New York City, I attended Wellesley College and Harvard Law School. Currently, I am in-house counsel for Liberty Mutual Insurance and an active participant on the Newton Human Rights Commission (appointed pending approval).
Before joining Liberty, I worked as a corporate attorney for close to ten years, representing commercial clients in complex litigation. Through my work, I have developed a reputation as a consensus builder and problem-solver, skills that will serve me well on the city council.
As a first generation American from a family of modest means, it is my work ethic and passion that have allowed me to reach my highest potential. I know that if you give me a chance, I can help our city live up to its highest potential.
As a lawyer, I am an energetic, responsive, and zealous advocate for my clients, giving them a voice while always fighting for their best interest. I would be honored to advocate for you and this community, which I care so deeply about. As your Councilor for Ward 1, I will be motivated to work with you to continuously improve upon the thriving, dynamic, and inclusive city we are all proud to call home.
In the coming weeks and months, I will be personally reaching out to residents and holding and attending events throughout the Ward. Keep an eye on the "Events" page for a full calendar. In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to me on this site and at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to working together to shape the future of this city and our Ward.