Hello! My name is Rachel Maiore and I am running for the Northampton City Council to represent my neighbors in Ward 7.

I fell in love with Northampton as an undergraduate student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. My husband and I moved to Leeds 12 years ago because we couldn’t think of a better place to raise a family. Every day I am reminded of the natural beauty, history, and community of our city — especially our villages of Leeds and Florence.

One of my goals in the race is to demystify the workings of municipal government and make it a more accessible tool for the people it was designed to serve. As your City Councilor, my job will be to listen, ask the right questions, seek out the answers, and bring them back to you in clear, concise ways.

I have loved calling Ward 7 home for the past 12 years and look forward to serving our community in a new way. I can’t wait to hear more about the issues that are most important to you!