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Elie Yarden for City Council

Elie Yarden for City Council

Elie Yarden, 90, is running for City Council for the first time, calling this a critical time in Cambridge’s development to which he wants to contribute his knowledge and political vision. He is a Green-Rainbow Party candidate who has been active in city civics for 20 years. He is a Philadelphia native and retired Bard University professor […]

James Williamson for City Council

James Williamson for City Council

Born in Delaware, James Williamson came to Cambridge in 1971 after being expelled from New York University as a result of his protests against the Vietnam War and activism with Students for a Democratic Society. Despite support from distinguished professors (and later from Ralph Nader) who objected to the school’s closed hearings, he was blocked […]

Kristen von Hoffmann for City Council

Kristen von Hoffmann for City Council

Kristen von Hoffmann, 28, is a New Jersey native who moved to Cambridge fresh off earning a bachelor’s degree in English at Yale. She taught fifth grade for three years in the area and founded a 501(c)3 nonprofit called Greenfox Schools to teach environmental science and math curriculums in Cambridge Public Schools. She was hired […]

Luis Vasquez for City Council

Luis Vasquez for City Council

Born in Cambridge, Luis Vasquez graduated from Cambridge Rindge & Latin School in 2006 and planned to further his education and pursue athletic opportunities – but became a father at 19. While married and raising two boys, he has continued his education at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and worked in the nonprofit realm, […]

Minka vanBeuzekom for City Council

Minka vanBeuzekom for City Council

Minka vanBeuzekom won her first term on the City Council two years ago and before that worked as managing director at the Hereditary Disease Foundation, vice president of the NemaPharm startup and as an epidemiologist at the state Department of Public Health and researcher at the MIT Cancer Center and Harvard/McLean Hospital – natural roles for a […]

Tim Toomey for City Council

Tim Toomey for City Council

Tim Toomey serves as state representative for the 26th Middlesex District, which includes Eastern portions of Somerville and Cambridge, and as a Cambridge city councillor. He was born in Cambridge, raised in East Cambridge and lives on Sixth Street. He is a graduate of Matignon High School and earned a degree in government from Suffolk […]

Jefferson Smith for City Council

Jefferson Smith for City Council

Jefferson R. Smith, born in Lawrence, graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and holds a master’s in public administration as well as a master’s in political science from Suffolk University. He worked in Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration for nearly five years on reforming the state Department of Transportation, writing reforms that included the […]

Denise Simmons for City Council

Denise Simmons for City Council

Denise Simmons, a lifelong resident of Cambridge, is serving her sixth term on the City Council, after starting civic life as executive director of the Cambridge Civic Unity Committee in the 1980s, then serving on the School Committee in the 1990s. In her 2008-09 term she drew national attention as the nation’s first black, openly […]

Sam Seidel for City Council

Sam Seidel for City Council

Sam Seidel, 46, is a native New Yorker with degrees in the classics from the University of California at Berkeley and public policy from Georgetown. He has been in Cambridge for 15 years and an urban planner for 10, having received his most recent master’s degree from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design in 2001. He […]

Ken Reeves for City Council

Ken Reeves for City Council

Kenneth E. Reeves was born and brought up in Detroit, but attended Harvard College and graduated cum laude in 1972 and later attended the University of Michigan Law School. As part of his law school coursework he studied social welfare policy at Arbetsformedlingen in Stockholm, Sweden. He also got a fellowship to study at the […]

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