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Dana Bullister

She/Her

Currently
Information Design Researcher, Northeastern University
Election history
1st time running

More about Dana Bullister

Dana Bullister is a data scientist and data researcher who has worked at MIT, Boston's Children Hospital, and an IT service management company. She also started her own software company. Politically, she has previously been involved in Our Revolution Cambridge.

Incumbent
No
Education
Wellesley; Northeastern Master's
Age
31 years, 6 months
Born in 1990
Voter Registration
June 4, 2016

Where does Dana live?

Address
Rents at 155 5th Street, #1 Cambridge MA 02141

What are their housing positions?

Proposal Supported?
2072 Mass Ave
AHO #2 n/a

Q&A

Interviews with the candidate

Cambridge Nonprofit Coalition 2021

Distribution of funds, non-profits and their position in Cambridge

Cambridge Nonprofit Coalition 2021

Distribution of funds, non-profits and their position in Cambridge

Cambridge Bike Safety Pledge 2021

They asked candidates to sign a pledge, which starts: "I support rapid implementation of the citywide network of protected bicycle lanes..."

Cambridge Bike Safety Pledge 2021

They asked candidates to sign a pledge, which starts: "I support rapid implementation of the citywide network of protected bicycle lanes..."

Vision Zero Coalition 2021

Reduction in traffic injuries and deaths

Vision Zero Coalition 2021

Reduction in traffic injuries and deaths

ABC Candidate 2021 Survey

Housing policy questions

ABC Candidate 2021 Survey

Housing policy questions

Cambridge Citizen's Coalition Survey

Questions about recent zoning petitions, city manager contract, and "housing challenges"

Cambridge Citizen's Coalition Survey

Questions about recent zoning petitions, city manager contract, and "housing challenges"

Quotes

Inclusionary zoning also has the potential to be useful in fostering fully mixed income developments. In addition to the 20% already required to be earmarked as "affordable" for large developments, an additional 20% could be required to be moderate income units. These units would be tailored to those of middle income - people who fall through the cracks, currently, in their access to housing in our present system. This would be one way of addressing our increasingly bipolar income distribution.

Press

Articles about the candidate

The Harvard Crimson 'Cambridge is for Sale': Dana Bullister Campaigns on Tackling Inequity in Politics

"Fundamentally, I think that a really successful city council is a diverse city council, both in terms of the demographic backgrounds of the city councilors, but also in terms of the skill sets of the city councilors," Bullister said.

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"Elections are to be sold at this very moment," Bullister continued. "Cambridge is up for sale."

Oct. 30, 2021 — Betsey I. Bennett, Anne M. Brandes
The Harvard Crimson 'Cambridge is for Sale': Dana Bullister Campaigns on Tackling Inequity in Politics

"Fundamentally, I think that a really successful city council is a diverse city council, both in terms of the demographic backgrounds of the city councilors, but also in terms of the skill sets of the city councilors," Bullister said.

...

"Elections are to be sold at this very moment," Bullister continued. "Cambridge is up for sale."

Oct. 30, 2021 — Betsey I. Bennett, Anne M. Brandes
The Harvard Crimson Challenger Candidates Propose Housing Plans, Government Reform in Bid for City Council

Bullister added she would combat [the lack of representation in local politics] issue by funding a team to research "representative views" in the city and relay their findings to the council. She said she would also take steps to reduce the financial contributions that council candidates receive, especially from large corporations.

Oct. 27, 2021
The Harvard Crimson Challenger Candidates Propose Housing Plans, Government Reform in Bid for City Council

Bullister added she would combat [the lack of representation in local politics] issue by funding a team to research "representative views" in the city and relay their findings to the council. She said she would also take steps to reduce the financial contributions that council candidates receive, especially from large corporations.

Oct. 27, 2021
Wicked Local Cambridge ELECTION 2021: Cambridge City Council candidate statements

As a longtime East Cambridge tenant who relies almost exclusively on public transit, walking, and biking, I also embody a prominent yet underrepresented voice in our government. And as a young woman in tech, I can bring a new perspective and spark a different type of conversation. As an activist I have for years worked both alongside various organizations and independently to support effective policies on economic inequality, climate change, and criminal justice at the local, state, and national levels.

Oct. 21, 2021 — Community Content
Wicked Local Cambridge ELECTION 2021: Cambridge City Council candidate statements

As a longtime East Cambridge tenant who relies almost exclusively on public transit, walking, and biking, I also embody a prominent yet underrepresented voice in our government. And as a young woman in tech, I can bring a new perspective and spark a different type of conversation. As an activist I have for years worked both alongside various organizations and independently to support effective policies on economic inequality, climate change, and criminal justice at the local, state, and national levels.

Oct. 21, 2021 — Community Content

Campaign finance

How much the candidate has raised and spent

$6,013
Current balance
$1,102
Balance at the start of 2021
$9,988
Raised in 2021
$5,076
Spent in 2021