"I worked with Peter Bruce when we both served on the Newtonville Area Council and campaigned together to save local representation in Newton. He has the right work ethic and knowledge of Newton's governmental procedures and policies. I hope to continue to work with him on the City Council. I endorse his candidacy to become the next Ward 2 City Councilor."
—Tarik J. Lucas, Newton City Councilor At-Large, Ward 2
"I first met Peter several years ago canvassing door-to-door, and I immediately appreciated his knowledge, approach and affable attitude. I look forward to these same contributions from him and his work on the Council."
— John Oliver, Newton City Councilor At-Large, Ward 1
“Peter Bruce will be a tireless advocate for the residents of Ward 2. He has a long, proven track record of reaching out to residents, including many years of door knocking to seek public opinion. Peter will bring to the City Council a unique combination of academic experience, analytical skills, and real-world street smarts. He's lived our traffic and roads first-hand. And as a supporter of preserving and increasing Newton's tree canopy, I'm thankful that Peter's vision for village centers includes leaving room for mature trees and green space.”
— Julia Malakie, Newton City Councilor, Ward 3
"Peter Bruce is a hardworking, tireless advocate for Newton residents. After raising his son in Newtonville (including a stint as a baseball coach), Peter served as President of the Newtonville Area Council. With his interesting background and life experiences, he brings so much more to the table than many candidates. I look forward to working with Peter on the City Council."
— Pam Wright, Newton City Councilor At-Large, Ward 3
"An activist and supporter of the people, Peter has been close to everything that has happened in Newtonville for many years. A perfect blend of skill and experience, he'll make a great Ward Councilor."
— Chris Markiewicz, Newton City Councilor, Ward 4
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— Lenny Gentile, Newton City Councilor At-Large, Ward 4
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— Lisle Baker, Newton City Councilor, Ward 7
“I wholeheartedly endorse Peter Bruce for Ward 2 City Councilor. He has done so much for Ward 2 — serving on the Newtonville Area Council, campaigning to retain ward representation, co-authoring the 2018 NAC public opinion survey and report “Envisioning Washington Street,” cleaning up Newtonville Center, lobbying for hardscape improvements, participating in the 2023 Newtonville Village Center Zoning Survey, and standing up against excessive rezoning. The other two candidates, though born and raised in Newton, have done little for Ward 2. Peter is the guy you want to have on the City Council for Ward 2.”
— Richard Blazar, former Newton City Councilor, Ward 6
"Dr. Peter Bruce, past President of the Newtonville Area Council, will bring his life experience, intellect, and knowledge of policy to the City Council. He will help expose incorrect facts and assumptions as we rebuild our villages to accommodate the 8,300 new housing units required by the MBTA Communities Act."
— Peter Harrington, Past VP, Bd of Adermen; former State Rep. (D-Newton)
"My friend and colleague Peter Bruce, a co-founder of Neighbors for a Better Newtonville, is running for the Ward 2 seat held by the retiring Emily Norton. I know him to be an insightful, creative person who has worked hard for the common good, as president of the Newtonville Area Council, as well as with NBN."
— Fred Arnstein, President, Neighbors for a Better Newtonville
“I am supporting Peter Bruce for Ward 2’s Ward Councilor because of his established track record of advocating for the community and because of his unparalleled breadth and depth of knowledge of City affairs and of the workings of City government, and his dedication to delivering constituent services.
"I served on the Newtonville Area Council while Peter was its President, where for years he demonstrated his deep commitment to transparency, to proactively soliciting residents’ opinions, and to speaking truth to power. Peter will be ready on Day 1 to be a highly effective representative of Ward 2 residents on the pressing issues facing the City, including rezoning in ways that actually support the development of more truly affordable housing options while supporting and fostering local businesses, managing the City’s budget, and taking meaningful local steps to combat climate change.”
— Carolyn Jacoby Gabbay, member, Newtonville Area Council
"RightSize Newton endorses Peter Bruce for Ward 2 City Council race. Peter’s views on zoning and development in Newton are spot on! His analytical skills allow him to see what is best for all citizens of Newton and our infrastructure as we create more housing. He is a man of integrity who sees the importance of human-scale development that is naturally affordable to all income levels and that does not encroach on residential neighborhoods while preserving our environment. Peter will make a great Ward 2 city councilor. "
— RightSize Newton