Cher K. Duffield

Precinct Address Age Active? Term Expires Party Affiliation
6

40 Gardner Road

46 Yes

2023

D

Recorded Votes

Appropriation for Driscoll School, Friedman Amendment capping expenditure at $98m, November 2019 Special Town Meeting

No

Appropriation for Driscoll School, Advisory Committee capping expenditure at $108.8m, November 2019 Special Town Meeting

No

Appropriation for Driscoll School, November 2019 Special Town Meeting

Yes

Authorization of the sale of the Oak Street properties near Baldwin School, November 2019 Special Town Meeting

No

Resolution requesting higher stipends for Select Board Members, November 2019 Special Town Meeting

Yes

Resolution to request the maintenance of all street markings, including bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, November 2019 Special Town Meeting

Yes

Motion To Refer Discussion of a Real Estate Transfer Tax to the Land Bank Study Committee, November 2019 Special Town Meeting

Yes

Request for a Home Petition to Allow Brookline to Institute a Real Estate Transfer Tax for the Purpose of Funding Affordable Housing, November 2019 Special Town Meeting

Yes

Resolution To Restrict Further e-Scooter Program/Pilots without the State Legislature Setting Regulations, November 2019 Special Town Meeting

No

Referral of Short Term Rental Regulation Discussions to the Town Planning Department for Continued Work, November 2019 Special Town Meeting

Yes

By-Law prohibiting new fossil fuel infrastructure in major construction, November 2019 Special Town Meeting

Yes

Motion to Refer the Renaming of the Coolidge Corner School to the Naming Committee for further deliberation, November 2019 Special Town Meeting

No

Rename the Coolidge Corner School the "Florida Ruffin Ridley School", November 2019 Special Town Meeting
Yes
Rename the Coolidge Corner School the "Ethel Weiss School", November 2019, Special Town Meeting

No

Resolution pertaining to the Town's response to Climate Change, November 2019 Special Town Meeting

Yes

Home Rule Petition to allow 16 and 17 year-olds to vote in Town elections, November 2019 Second Special Town Meeting

Yes

To limit the hours of Marijuana Establishments in Brookline, November 2019 Third Special Town Meeting

Yes

To require recreational marijuana sales in Brookline to be exclusively by appointment only, November 2019 Third Special Town Meeting

Yes

To request that the Licensing Review Board create a study committee to understand the impacts and propose enhancements to the retail marijuana regulations, November 2019 Third Special Town Meeting

Yes

Resolution to request a new override vote to rebuild Driscoll, May 2019 Annual Town Meeting
Yes
Establish a WaldoDurgin Overlay District to Allow Mixed Use Development, May 2019 Annual Town Meeting
Yes
Establishment of a Parking Benefit District in Brookline Village , May 2019 Annual Town Meeting
Yes
Article to strengthen the enforcement of the Green Dog Program, May 2019 Annual Town Meeting
No
Article to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products, May 2019 Annual Town Meeting
Yes
An apology to Gerald Alston and commitment to do better, May 2019 Annual Town Meeting
No
A pledge to recognize the hurt caused by hate speech, and to recommit to a hate-free town, May 2019 Annual Town Meeting
Yes
Resolution in support of changing the Massachusetts flag and seal, May 2019 Annual Town Meeting
Yes

Biography

2019 League of Women Voters' Guide

Question 1: What are the one or two most critical issues in your precinct and/or the Town and how would you address them?
Question 2: Biographical data.

1. I get things done! A friend called me, "the most efficient person she knows." My priorities for Brookline include: 1) Nurture great neighborhood schools where teachers are valued and families form a community. 2) Meaningfully address our climate crisis. 3) Promote walkable urban neighborhoods, locally-owned businesses, safe streets and thriving parks. I support the the acquisition of Newbury College.

2. PAX-endorsed. I live with my husband and four children who attend Pierce. I've co-chaired Pierce's PTO for three years, achieving new fundraising highs and launching new programs and events. I'm a yoga instructor, and co-launched and coach a girls running team. I was previously a management consultant at BCG and Wellspring and a philanthropy advisor at New Profit. I run marathons, bike, hike, ski and generally love the outdoors. Yale BA, magna cum laude, Fulbright Scholar, Oxford MBA, Harvard EdM. www.cherduffield.com

Previous Election Results

2019 Result

Won

2019 Vote Total

454

2020 Result
2020 Vote