I have known Dr. Newman for over a year now. Since then, I have seen Dr. Newman to be a woman of integrity, analytical, facts-based when it comes to talking points, driven, dedicated, and motivated to bring together people from multiple sides and with various perspectives.
Dr. Elina Newman’s perspective will serve the Council well as she has survived and thrived in the most unforeseen circumstances. She knows the acculturation and enculturation process firsthand as an immigrant and refugee. In addition, she has served in the educational and medical fields for many years and has impacted thousands of people.
It would be well worth the City Council’s time to consider selecting Dr. Newman for her wisdom, passion, fairness, stances on bringing people together, fact-based knowledge, and promoting unity instead of division. Dr. Newman also seeks to bring well-thought-out, long-term solutions to problems rather than knee-jerk, after-the-fact reactions to issues prevalent in the Lincoln community.