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Lee Biernbaum
for Town Meeting

About Me

I moved to Brookline following graduate school and made it my forever home. I've both rented and owned apartments and live car-free in a walkup rowhouse that cannot legally be built in Brookline anymore.

I am the parent of two children at the Ruffin Ridley School and am a long-time Brookline election worker. My professional life focuses on transportation policy working in both the public and private sectors. My policy interests are the overlap of transportation, land use, and social justice.

I am a co-founder and Board Member of Brookline for Everyone.

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  • Brookline for Everyone

  • Brookline Equity Coalition

  • Miriam Aschkenasy, Select Board

  • Chris Dempsey,
    Candidate for State Auditor,
    Fm Transportation Board, TMM

  • Jonathan Klein,
    Housing Advisory Board, TMM

  • Amanda Zimmerman,
    Bicycle Advisory Committee, TMM

  • Marissa Vogt,
    Pedestrian Advisory Committee, TMM

  • Scott Englander,
    Fm Transportation Board, TMM

  • C. Scott Ananian, TMM

  • Kate Becker, TMM

  • Eric Hyett, TMM

  • Lisa Shatz, TMM

  • Isaac Silberberg, TMM

  • Vena Priestly, TMM

  • more...

Experience

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  • 12+ years in public service;
    Federal and State government

  • Lead petitioner for 2015 WA19 (Olympics)

  • Co-founder and Board Member, Brookline for Everyone

  • TransitMatters Advisory Committee Member

  • Graduate degrees in Political Economy and Economics

Why I'm Running

Brookline is an amazing place to live. Just a few steps outside of my apartment, I am surrounded by friendly neighbors, inviting shops, delicious restaurants, parks and playgrounds, wonderful schools, walkable streets and public transit.


Brookline has real challenges. We have a housing crisis. Our infrastructure needs repair and replacement. Climate change presents an alarming list of problems. Social and racial changes are rolling across the country, bitterly resisted by those made uncomfortable by realizations that the status quo did not work for everyone.


Brookline is an amazing place to live, but that does not allow us to rest on our laurels. We have hard work to do to maintain what is great about Brookline and to ensure it can become a better place for those it has not always been amazing.


I am running for Town Meeting because I want to do this hard work for Brookline.

More Endorsements

  • Dina Aronzon

  • Matti Klock

  • Kimberly Goldsmith

  • Alexander Neary

  • Alice Reyzin

  • Mark Romanowsky