John was born and raised in the Town of Arlington. He holds a J.D. degree from New England School of Law and an undergraduate B.B.A. degree from the School of Business Administration at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is admitted to practice law before the US Supreme Court and in the states of Massachusetts and New York. He consults and advises clients who are starting new businesses or continuing the operation of existing ones. He has been a Town Meeting member since 1994, and is the current Town Meeting Moderator. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Touchdown Club.
A resident of Arlington since 1981, Kathy has been an active resident serving as: a Town Meeting member; a past president, board member, and treasurer for Arlington Cable Access Inc. (ACA); founding member and first president of the Arlington Educational Enrichment Fund (AEEF); founding member and current treasurer of Arlington Community Media Inc. (ACMI). Kathy runs her own computer consulting business and is, during tax season, a tax accountant.
Rhiana has more than a decade of regulatory experience in the Massachusetts telecommunications and cable industries, and currently serves as a Senior Regulatory Specialist for the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and International Affairs from Northeastern University, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Suffolk University. Her professional interests include public service, regulatory compliance, and consumer education. Rhiana and her family have lived in Arlington since 2016.
Phil grew up and resides in Arlington with his wife and 2 children. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Belmont Hill School, holds both a Bachelors degree and a Masters Degree from Dartmouth College, as well as a J.D. from Boston College Law School. Phil is an Attorney, entrepreneur, investor, developer and serves on several community and charitable boards. He is a two-term Past President of the Middlesex County Bar Association; an elected Massachusetts Bar Association House of Delegate representative (Joint Bar Committee member); the National Co-Chair of Alumni and Reunions at Boston College Law School; a National Trustee for the Sons of Italy; and the Presiding Master of Free Masons in Arlington since 2013.
A. Michael Ruderman is a government and communications professional with over 30 years of experience in real estate, nonprofits, and community affairs. He currently works in land acquisition for the Mass. Highway department of MassDOT and is a licensed real estate agent. Michael is a graduate of Harvard College with a degree in history and has pursued graduate study in Community Development at UMassLowell. He and his wife and daughter (along with a menagerie of cats and dogs) have lived in Arlington for over 25 years.