Supporters

Mandi Jo is a group process rockstar. As vice chair of the Charter Commission she was universally admired by her fellow Commissioners (who didn't universally agree on much else!). She is extremely hard-working, an empathetic listener, a thoughtful speaker, and she has a lawyer's attention to detail and process. Most importantly, she brings people together to get work done. The new Council would be off to a great start with her on it.
Andy Churchill
Former Chair, Amherst Charter Commission; Former Chair, Amherst School Committee

Supporters

David Ahlfeld
Farah Ameen
Katherine Atkinson
Stephen Atkinson
Stacey Beganny
David Berkman
Clare Bertrand
Jeff Blaustein
Marilyn Blaustein
Elaine Brighty

I have never worked with anyone who possessed such a combination of brainpower, industriousness, collegiality, organization, attention to detail, independent thinking, adaptability and stamina. ​
Nick Grabbe​
Former Member, Amherst Charter Commission; Former Editor, Amherst Bulletin
Mandi Jo is sharp analyst with an inspiring work ethic and a consistent dedication to the best interests of our community. She has my enthusiastic support for Town Council.
Tom Fricke
Former Member, Amherst Charter Commission; ARHS Teacher
I served with Mandi Jo for years on Town Meeting and was extremely impressed with her ability to distill complex issues down to their key components, and then contribute rationally, yet collaboratively to the debate. It was no surprise to me that she contributed so much as Vice-Chair of the Charter Commission. I look forward to voting for Mandi Jo for Town Council.
Baer Tierkel
Town Meeting Member

Supporters

Claudia Canale-Parola
Andy Churchill
KC Conlan
John Coull
Mario DePillis
Lee Edwards
Gordan Freed
Tom Fricke
Yuri Friman
Melissa Giraud
Evelyn Goldenberg
Nick Grabbe

Supporters

Ginny Hamilton
Michael Hanke
Diana Holdsworth
Daniel Horlitz
Jan Klausner-Wise
Connie Kruger
Bernie Kubiak
Kristin Leutz
Jennifer Lewis
Ellen Lindsey
Katherine McGovern
Kay Moran
Richard Morse
James Mosakewicz

Mandi Jo is the candidate most knowledgeable about the new charter, which will be very valuable to the inaugural Town Council. Her experience involving residents in the Charter Commission process will be valuable to the Council in engaging the community in its decision-making processes. I wish her success.
Former Congressman John Olver
Mandi Jo helped create the Charter and who better to help implement it? She's proven her ability to lead, manage complicated issues, convey her ideas clearly. You've got three votes for counselor at large, be sure to give one to Mandi Jo.
Bernie Kubiak
Our new Town Council needs councilors with the ability to understand policy at the nuts-and-bolts level. They need an eye for the most minute details, they need to be able to summon those details at a moment’s notice, and they simultaneously need to understand the connections and relationships between a wide range of big-picture issues and policies. Not only does Mandi Jo have all those abilities in abundance, she brings an objective, just-the-facts approach to her decision making. That’s why I have a Mandi Jo sign in my yard.
Bennett Hazlip
Thayer Street

Supporters

Johanna Neumann
Evan Ross
Gareth Ross
Sara Ross
Austin Sarat
Baer Tierkel
Nicola Usher

As we begin our new form of government, I want a council that works, and works together, toward the objective of good governance. For that reason I am supporting Mandi Jo Hanneke for an at-large seat on our council. Mandi Jo is collaborative, thoughtful and deliberative. She has shown, through her work over the past months on the charter commission, her ability to listen, to advance positive concepts and to consider multiple viewpoints. We need Mandi Jo's skill, compassion and understanding in our new form of government. Please join me in supporting Mandi Jo Hanneke for Councilor-At-Large.
John Coull
Mandi Jo’s thorough understanding of the new charter and knowledge of how similar governments run in other communities, as well as her ability to work with a variety of people and remain calm under pressure, will be real assets to Amherst’s first-ever Council.
Kay Moran
Former Chair, Amherst Finance Committee