City Council Election 2021
Recently-Elected Cambridge City Councilors Discuss Priorities
Ahead of their inauguration in January 2022, recently-elected Cambridge City Council members said in interviews that their priorities include addressing climate change and tackling inequity in the city.
Harvard Senior Makes Medford History in City Council Election
Justin Y. Tseng ’22 was elected to Medford City Council on Tuesday, becoming the first Asian American to serve on the council.
Cantabrigians went to the polls Tuesday for municipal elections, with polling stations open around Harvard Square.
City Council Election Voter’s Guide
Cambridge residents will head to the polls Nov. 2 to elect nine city councilors through a ranked choice voting system. Nineteen candidates, including eight incumbents and 11 challengers, are vying for one of the nine at-large seats. The Crimson broke down their views on affordable housing, transportation, climate change, and more.
First-time Candidate Frantz Pierre Running on Education, Housing Equity
First-time Cambridge City Council candidate Frantz Pierre, who is seeking to become the city’s first male Haitian American councilor, is running on a platform of improving access to education and housing.
Ilan Levy Focuses on Engagement, Interdependence in Fourth Council Run
After unsuccessful campaigns in 2015, 2017, and 2019, Ilan Levy, a software engineer, is focusing on bringing together Cantabrigians in his fourth run for City Council this year.
Burhan Azeem Seeks to Bring Fresh Voice to City Hall
Students may have noticed a flyer under their dorm room doors last month for Burhan Azeem, who, at 24, is the youngest candidate running in the Cambridge City Council election.
After 10 Terms on the City Council, Denise Simmons Still Has Work To Do
E. Denise Simmons — who made history as the first Black lesbian mayor in the United States when she was elected Cambridge mayor in 2008 — is seeking her 11th term on the City Council this November.
Gregg Moree Makes Education His Top Priority in Seventh Council Bid
A local carpenter and lifelong Cantabridgian, Gregg J. Moree is hoping to stand out among the 18 other candidates to clench one of the nine open seats in the Nov. 2 Cambridge City Council election.
Robert Eckstut Brings Poker Player’s Mentality to Debut Run for Council
Robert Eckstut wants to take a progressive ethic and a poker player’s mentality to Cambridge City Council.
From Bartender to City Council Candidate, Joe McGuirk Hopes to Bring Fresh Voice
After working as a bartender in Cambridge for more than 30 years, first-time candidate Joe McGuirk is hoping to bring some economic diversity to the Cambridge City Council.
Nicola Williams Tackles Housing Disparities, Climate Change in Second Council Bid
Growing up in a politically active environment, Nicola A. Williams is dedicating her second campaign for City Council to addressing the concerns of Cambridge residents.
Incumbent Quinton Zondervan Looks to Continue Diversity, Climate Work in Third Term
After two terms on the City Council and a decade in activism, Quinton Y. Zondervan is seeking reelection to continue pursuing his diversity, equity, and green initiative goals in Cambridge.
Seeking Third Council Term, Vice Mayor Mallon Points to Anti-Poverty Track Record
Alanna M. Mallon, Cambridge vice mayor and third-term candidate for the City Council, describes herself as a “committed and passionate leader,” who does not just “sit behind a desk at City Hall."
Running on 'Good Governance,' Patty Nolan Seeks Reelection to City Council
Incumbent City Councilor Patricia M. “Patty” Nolan ’80, seeking a second term, is running on a platform focusing on education initiatives and addressing climate issues around the city.
Theo Skeadas ’12 Champions Local Business, Climate in Political Debut
Growing up, Theodora M. “Theo” Skeadas ’12 never thought she would run for public office.
Tonia Hicks Seeks To Be A 'New Voice' for Cambridge
North Carolina native Tonia Hicks is making her first bid for the Cambridge City Council as a progressive candidate campaigning under the slogan “We the Everyday People for Tonia Hicks.”
Challenger Candidates Propose Housing Plans, Government Reform in Bid for City Council
In their bids to claim a seat on the Cambridge City Council, 11 non-incumbent candidates have proposed plans to resolve the ongoing housing crisis, amend the city charter, and reduce the city manager’s power.
Dennis J. Carlone Runs for Re-Election to Cambridge City Council
Dennis J. Carlone is running for re-election to his fifth term on the Cambridge City Council on a platform prioritizing affordable housing and environmental sustainability.
Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui Seeks Reelection
As Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui seeks a third term on the City Council this November, she is making affordable housing and universal pre-K her top priorities.
Seeking a Fifth Term, Marc McGovern Focuses on His Housing Victories
Marc C. McGovern — who has served four terms on the City Council, including one as mayor — is one of eight incumbents seeking reelection to the nine-seat council.
Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler Seeks Second Term, Prioritizing Housing, Public Transit, and Climate
Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler, an incumbent member of the Cambridge City Council, hopes to highlight affordable housing, public transportation, and climate policy as he seeks a second term in office this November.