Political radio talk-show host Jeffrey Santos says he has the connections and experience to collaborate with the state and neighboring city governments to improve public infrastructure and services – and will prove it as a city councillor.
Although she’s only 19, Nadya Okamoto said, she’s prepared and qualified to run for City Council, exemplifying “a new generation of rising millennials and Gen Z who are passionate about taking action and passionate about things at the grassroots level.”
A forum on early childhood education with state Sen. Sal DiDomenico and School Committee candidate Fran Cronin is planned for June 27 in East Cambridge.
Like many candidates for City Council, Gwen Volmar has affordable housing at the top of her platform. She learned firsthand how difficult it can be to live in Cambridge when moving here 10 years ago, and now helps others struggling with the cost and paperwork.
McGovern, currently vice mayor, points to work advancing solutions on issues such as affordable housing, homelessness, income insecurity, immigrant rights and animal welfare, and his work with every sitting councillor.
Olivia D’Ambrosio became interested in running for City Council when Donald Trump was elected president, but almost as electrifying was another experience more specific to Cambridge: exploring the housing market.
Skeadas signaled her intention to run for council by filing with the Office of Campaign and Political Finance in December, but has since dropped her candidacy. She declined to comment on her reasons.
A summer fundraiser for City Council incumbent Dennis Carlone is planned for June 18. Keeping in mind the date falls on Fathers Day, Carlone said he hoped people would come “after lunch or before your dinner plans.”
Sean Tierney, a candidate for City Council, is holding a campaign kickoff from 3 to 5 p.m. June 11.
Setti Warren, who has all but formally announced his intention to run for governor by stepping down as mayor in Newton, said he’ll be making his decision very soon – perhaps this week – after he finalizes his last city budget.