It’s been a week since the Cambridge City Council election, and on behalf of the ABC board of directors I wanted to send a sincere thank you for all your engagement over these past months. We all have worked hard to ensure that Cambridge is ready for the challenges and opportunities ahead, and ABC continues to grow and become an important part of our broader civic dialogue. This is because of your participation and your commitment.
We are thrilled with the election results. Three of our endorsed candidates won seats on the council including incumbent councillors Denise Simmons and Marc McGovern, as well as new councillor-elect Alanna Mallon! Along with the re-elected Tim Toomey & Craig Kelley who have both been supportive of ABC's pro-housing priorities in the past, I'm pleased that we retain a pro-housing majority on the next city council!
I also want to take a moment to recognize Sean Tierney, Samuel Gebru, and Adriane Musgrave - our other endorsees who unfortunately did not gain seats on the council this time around. All three ran incredibly strong campaigns that focused on positive, inclusive visions for Cambridge's future. They have each demonstrated unwavering commitment to our community, and I'm confident they'll remain leaders in our community for years to come.
Post-elections are also times to come together. While we didn’t agree with all 26 candidates on our key issues like housing and sustainable growth, we nevertheless wish all the councillors well as they embark on their important work. We congratulate and look forward to working on the issues we all care so much about with councillors-elect Sumbul Siddiqui and Quinton Zondervan, plus returning councillors Dennis Carlone and Jan Devereux.
We at ABC thank you for all you’ve done to make our community a better one. We are very grateful to live in such a vibrant and dynamic community as this, and in that spirit, we wish you the very best as we enter this holiday time of year.
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