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Odessa Sanchez 
Wellesley Select Board Candidate

Dear Friends,


I want to thank you for visiting my website and I ask all Wellesley voters to support me being elected to the Select Board. My strongest application for this position is my track record of dedication, responsiveness and a history of community advocacy in Wellesley for over the last 15 years.
For example, I'm proud of my work as a Vice Chair of the Wellesley Housing Authority Board, Town Meeting Member, Historical Commission, D.E.I. Taskforce, Wellesley Women's Initiatives, Wellesley Civil Discourse Conversations, and my other contributions to strive to improve the quality of life for all in Wellesley.


     In fulfilling this mission, I'm committed to :

  • Engaging with residents to include neighborhood feedback on any zoning or housing options.

  • Advocating for our most vulnerable citizens and encourage fair, open-minded solutions to age old challenges.

  • Addressing major development and growth issues, such as promoting smart zoning and preservation of historic properties.

  • Assisting business growth and economic development with innovative strategies that include sectors of community that are often overlooked or disadvantaged.

  • Improving the town's mobility and transportation landscape, including making Wellesley even more " walkable".

  • Celebrating our town treasures, the dedicated men, women and families who represent our Veterans community.

  • Support budget initiatives that support our schools without neglecting the impact to our age strong and general population.


I am excited to announce my run for office and I ask for your vote and support

on Tuesday, March 7th. I work hard to contribute to positive progress in town through my service and, I am not finished yet. I will continue to seek ways to improve our community if I am elected.



My message of local government lacking diversity in Leadership, is not a criticism, it's a challenge. I feel confident the voters in town believe that a town cannot be truly 'welcoming' while leadership roles are eluded from being held by people of diverse ethnicities. 


Once again thank you all, and remember all of the candidates that really speak to your vision of making Wellesley a better community,  and then help them succeed in those efforts. 


Odessa Sanchez 

Assistant Teacher /Cheer Coach

Wellesley Housing Authority Board Vice Chair

Precinct E Town Meeting Member

Wellesley Historical Commission

Town D.E.I. Taskforce 

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One of the many responsibilities of the Select Board is to oversee the town budget. I bring financial common sense: Balancing the budget, avoiding overspending for the future of Wellesley & understanding the compromises neccesary to make today.


I'm a 15 year resident and community advocate. I was elected to the WHA Board of Commisioners, and appointed to the town's  D.E.I. Taskforce. Some of the students that I coach live in housing or have experienced housing instability.  Housing is at the intersection of everything I care about in Wellesley. From the environment, to transportation, to equy.


Our small business community is starting to rejuvinate itself, evident by the increase of new business openings. One of my visions for Wellesley is a vibrant shopping area of town that would be visited widely. Town government should make sure businesses have the tools to not only survive, but also surpass any dream.


I am committed to being an active member of the Wellesley Community, which is indicated by my years of participation as an elected, appointed , and volunteer commitee member.

News and Events

Odessa in the Community


Melanie Kelly

Donna Ticchi

Click on an Envelope to Read Endorsements from Wellesley Voters!

Committee and Supporters to Elect Odessa Sanchez Acknowledgements

  • Oscar Sanchez Shiloh White

  • Jayla Glover Isis Glover

  • Shamus Miller Anthony Mullin

  • Joe Roberts Kate Yen

  • James Roberti Donna Marie Ticchi

  • Neily Soto Shari & Kevin Johnson

  • Sandy Seifert Melanie Kelly

  • Linda Champion Heather Hamilton

  • Raj Dhanda Christopher Spagnuolo

  • Jean Walsh Scott & Svea Fraser

  • Frank & Susan Pinto Bruce Franco

  • Marie Taylor & Dick Teneyck

  • Bill & Sylvia Hahn-Griffiths

  • Eliot & Jan Putnam Jim Rodrigue

  • Chistine Crowley Mike & Peggy Gigante

More Letters of Endorsements from Community Members

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