I have four children and three grandchildren. I was married to the late John “Jack” Devaney, a Watertown Firefighter, U.S. Marine, who supported me in everything I pursued. Working together, without personal financial resources. I began as a freshman full-time student in college with four children and a great, supportive husband (ABA - Middlesex Community College, BS - Suffolk University, Masters - Boston State College.)
I served as the youngest Watertown Town Meeting member and when changed to a City known as a Town; elected as Watertown’s Councillor-at-large; served on various local and State Committees; most rewarding as Member of the Commission on Disabilities for twenty-two years. I am now completing my eight, two year term on the Governor’s Council.
I am presently the second in tenure on the Council. I do not own this seat. I must earn your vote. I am asking for your help to allow me to continue my commitment and experience as “Your Voice” on the Council.
I have kept my pledge to you - to bring transparency and reform to the office of Governor’s Councillor, working to take the politics out of appointments for Judges, Clerk Magistrates and other positions and to stop the rubber-stamping reputation. When I do vote “no:” I respectfully verbally state why and the written statement is included in the nominee’s folder, accessible to the public.