Heather Hamilton

for Norfolk County Commissioner

VOTE NOV. 3rd register
Avon Avon Bellingham Bellingham Braintree Braintree Braintree Brookline Coolidge Corner Brookline Coolidge Theater Canton Canton Cohasset Cohasset Cohasset Dedham Dedham Dedham Square and 7-11 Dover Graveyard Dover Library Foxboro Foxboro Foxboro Gillette Stadium Franklin Franklin Holbrook Holbrook Medfield Medfield Medway Medway Millis Millis Milton Milton Needham Needham Norfolk Norfolk Norwood Norwood Plainville Plainville Quincy Quincy Randolph Randolph Sharon Dairy Stoughton Stoughton Walpole Train Station Walpole Town Hall Wellesley Church Steeple Wellesley Street and Shops Westwood Cafe Westwood Post Office Weymouth Town Hall Weymouth Garden Wrentham Wrentham
Heather Hamilton

Heather Hamilton

An Independent Voice for Norfolk County

I am running as an Independent because I don't identify with today's party system. Both parties are not consistent in their positions and values. It also sows the seeds of mistrust because it creates labels for groups and cuts them out of the conversation based on perception. All politics is local. I am interested in improving lives and helping people.

I am running for this office because for too long the Commissioners' Office has lacked sustainable, accountable, transparent management. I am the best candidate to provide what the Office needs because I've spent my entire career as a public servant focused on solving problems, not reinforcing the partisan divide. I care deeply about Norfolk County, and I want to give back as your Commissioner.

Priorities:

  • Sustainability: Purchase green equipment for the Presidents Golf Course, retool county buildings to earn LEED certifications, and update the Norfolk Agricultural High School curriculum to include the latest in scientific consensus on climate change and environmental protection. Advocate against environmentally harmful projects afflicting the County, such as the Weymouth compressor station. Act with transparency in projects affecting County land, such as the Norfolk Aggie solar project.
  • Accountability: Ensure full compliance with state procurement laws while minimizing the cost of running the county’s departments, an especially high priority as COVID-19 strains town budgets. Fully staff County agencies to get everything we're paying for, and explore paths to profitability for the Presidents Golf Course. Publish accurate budget numbers every single year, and either fill Commissioner-funded vacancies in the Engineering Department or allocate the money elsewhere.
  • Transparency: Meet with all local elected officials to understand the needs of each community and to ensure the County is being responsive to their needs. Make meetings fully accessible, upload searchable agendas and minutes online, and post important documents such as the budget in easily accessible locations. Revamp the Norfolk Aggie website and record its School Committee meetings. Open hearings on agenda items to the public.
  • Representation: Better reflect the diversity of Norfolk County by serving as the first independent Commissioner in living memory and the first female Commissioner in 30 years. Work toward parity in gender between employees of County-managed agencies. Currently only 10% of employees under the control of the Commissioners are women.

updated: 6 days ago