Rebecca Stone has spent more than thirty years in the non-profit sector and public service, with a career focused on public policy at the local, national, and international level. As a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill, a researcher, an advocate, and a local official in Brookline, Rebecca has always worked to amplify citizen voice in government, advance human rights, protect the reproductive rights and health of women, and build stronger public services and supports for children, youth, and families.
Respected as a broadly knowledgeable progressive leader and a fierce advocate in Brookline, Rebecca has been a Town Meeting Member since 2002 and served almost twelve years on the Brookline School Committee. While on School Committee, Rebecca chaired subcommittees on Policy, Government Relations, and Negotiations. She was elected School Committee Vice-Chair in 2009, and was Chair from 2010-2012.
With a collaborative style and insistence on broad community involvement, Rebecca helped institute strategic planning for the Public Schools of Brookline, negotiated longer school days, improved pay for teachers and paraprofessionals, and implemented K-12 world language across the school district. She will be a strong voice in the 15th Norfolk District and the Commonwealth for socioeconomic and educational equity, for women and families, and for housing, transportation, and infrastructure that supports everyone in our diverse communities.