Sharon Antia pulled nominating papers for the fall election for State Representative in the 9th Middlesex District. Sharon, a resident of Lincoln, has a long history of public policy interest and advocacy, and is excited about the chance to represent both Lincoln and Waltham in important matters of public policy.
“I am new to politics as a candidate for election, but have been involved in politics as an observer and advocate during most of my adult life. Serving in this way will be a great fulfillment for me and a chance to make a difference in the future of our communities and state”, said Sharon Antia today. “I look forward to meeting with as many of my prospective constituents as I can over the next months, to learn what the issues of importance are.”
Sharon has been working the past few years on raising the level of difficult conversations, organizing open discussions, rather than confrontational arguments, around topics including fire arms, alternative energy and the needs of the aging population. She believes that when people have an opportunity to be heard in an open and inquisitive environment, public discussion of difficult topics can reach a higher level.
The first step facing Sharon is collecting signatures for nomination. While doing that she will be listening, be ready to share your thoughts!
You can contact Sharon at: SharonForRepresentative@gmail.com
About Sharon Antia: Sharon was born and grew up in New England. She has been living in Lincoln for almost 15 years and prior to that lived in Attleboro, MA. Sharon worked for many years in the private sector in general management, technology and as a consultant. She has an undergraduate degree in Business Management from Northeastern University and a Masters in Education and Policy Management from Harvard University. Over the past ten years, she has worked and volunteered in various positions as an advocate and researcher on special education, the Department of Mental Health, issues around adoption, and community support, stemming initially from the needs of her own children and then expanding into advocating for others and developing subject matter expertise in an incredibly complicated arena. Sharon is married to Bob and they have 5 sons.