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E. Denise Simmons, the current mayor of Cambridge, is running for reelection in her 8th term after serving fifteen years on the Cambridge City Council. Simmons grew up in Cambridge and previously held a seat on the School Committee, as well as serving as the Co-Chair on the Housing Committee. She also served as vice mayor in 2014, mayor from 2008 to 2009, and owns a small business, the Cambridgeport Insurance Agency. Simmons is one of five candidates that are endorsed by A Better Cambridge, a “citywide resident group.”She points to increasing the inclusionary rate for affordable housing and the recovery efforts after a 10-alarm fire in 2016 as key points in her last term.
The Crimson was unable to schedule an interview with Simmons before press time.