Laura is a mom, attorney and Town Meeting Member. She is a longtime civic volunteer advocating for improvements in education and public safety. She understands that when elected officials support policies that make it easier for every child and adolescent to access education, they change lives.
What People are Saying
“She brings a passion for STEAM education, experience in non-profits, and a dedication to our diverse community.”
Laura joined the Peirce Elementary PTO Board as Secretary last year, and has been a wonderful addition. She brings a passion for STEAM education, experience in non-profits, and a dedication to our diverse community. Laura is always willing to jump in and lend a hand, whether that means helping run the snack stand at our school picnic, organizing school supplies over the summer, or running the weekly newsletter; her energy and organization skills are an asset to all the Peirce events. Laura is committed to the Peirce community and I’m excited for her to bring that passion and drive to the School Committee.
“Her willingness to study the facts and listen to many voices before making decisions made sure that our committee was making the best decisions for Arlington.”
I’m proud of the work that Laura and I did together on the Civilian Police Advisory Board Study Committee. Laura was the co-chair of the committee and her calm demeanor kept us focused on the issues. Her willingness to study the facts and listen to many voices before making decisions made sure that our committee was making the best decisions for Arlington. I’m excited for Laura to bring those same qualities and her years of experience as a Town Meeting Member to the School Committee.
“Laura inspired me to step up into my own position of leadership within Moms Demand Action.”
Laura is an essential part of our Moms Demand Action work here in Arlington and beyond. As our Data Lead, Laura plays a vital role in helping us plan events, track engagement, and keep our momentum going. In particular, Laura has been the driving force of our Be Smart campaign. She has worked tirelessly to implement a Secure Storage Resolution in Arlington with the main goal of distributing vital information within our schools and other channels on safer storage of firearms to keep them out of our children’s hands. On a personal note, Laura inspired me to step up into my own position of leadership within Moms Demand Action, and her unwavering commitment to the cause is an inspiration to us all! I look forward to seeing all of the ways in which Laura will bring that same passion to our school committee.
Laura would love to hear from you about your hopes for the Arlington Public Schools. Contact her anytime at laura[at]electlauragitelson.com