About Greg schwartz

Eight Years of Service

 Greg has been a Councilor-at-Large from Ward 6 in Newton since 2012. He is currently serving as the Chair of the Land Use Committee, which reviews special permit petitions for the city. In this role, he has led and moderated important and difficult discussions about development projects proposed for Newton. He also serves on the Programs and Services Committee, where he has been a vigorous advocate for promoting policies that protect and improve the health of our most vulnerable populations, including children and seniors. 

A Unique Perspective

 As both a physician and a lawyer, Greg brings a unique perspective to his work as a city councilor. He is a practicing medical doctor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he treats adult patients’ general medical conditions, both in the clinic and the hospital. He also is a lawyer, having obtained dual degrees from Yale Law School and Yale Medical School after graduating from Harvard College. 

A Proud Member of the Newton Community

Greg and his wife, whom he met in law school, have two children, both of whom are students in the Newton public schools. Greg also has been active in the community, having served as the chair of the board of directors of Riverside Childcare Center in Waban, as a member of the Superintendent Search Committee for Newton Public Schools, and as an active member of the Ward 6 Democratic Committee. In his free time, Greg enjoys sailing, running, and watching his daughters play Newton Girls Soccer and MetroWest Basketball.