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Denise Simmons

Brought up in Cambridge, Denise Simmons has been a active in the Cambridge community for many years.

As one of the more experienced candidates, Denise Simmons is currently serving her 2nd term as Mayor of Cambridge, unanimously selected by the city council, and her 8th term on the Cambridge City Council. She is also the first openly lesbian African-American mayor in the United States.

About

Incumbent
Yes
Education
BS - Sociology, UMass Boston; MS - Pschotherapy, Antioch College
Address
Lives at 188 Harvard Street #4B Cambridge MA 02139
Age
67 years
Born in Cambridge, MA in 1951
Voter Registration
June 1, 1987
Endorsements
  • Local 26
  • Insulators Local 6
  • Sprinkler Fitters Local 550

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Questionnaires

Harvard Harvard Square Neighborhood Association
Candidate Statement The Whistler 2017-09-01
Biking Cambridge Bike Safety
Housing ABC Candidate 2017 Survey

Quotes

I often say: Northern Born and Southern Raised

Denise Simmons, Backyard Cambridge

I do not want us to become a city of the haves and the have-nots, and I do not want the rich people on one side of town, and the poor on the other side

Denise Simmons, Why a record number of Cambridge women are running for City Council

Press

Campaign Finance

$ 17,447.12

Balance

$ 55,246.83

Raised in 2017

$ 47,979.50

Spent in 2017

$ 10,179.79

Jan 1, 2017 Balance
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Campaign Donations

What campaign donations this candidate (or campaign) has given, from the Office of Campaign and Political Finance and the FEC .

Total donations (less access fees): $1,395

Date Amount Recipient Note
2004-03-10 $65 MA Democratic State Committee
2009-06-08 $100 MA Democratic State Committee
2006-10-26 $35 Cambridge Democratic City Committee
2011-05-23 $1,200 MA Democratic State Committee

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2012-07-06 $1,200 MA Democratic State Committee

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2014-09-30 $1,200 MA Democratic State Committee

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2016-07-25 $1,750 MA Democratic State Committee

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2010-03-04 $850 MA Democratic State Committee

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2004-04-06 $100 Robert Travaglini

MA Senate, 1st Suffolk & Middlesex

2005-02-02 $100 Andrea Cabral

Sheriff, Suffolk County

2006-04-14 $100 Robert Travaglini

MA Senate, 1st Suffolk & Middlesex

2006-10-17 $50 Deval Patrick

Governor

2008-10-10 $345 Barack Obama/ Joseph Biden
2008-08-12 $500 Barack Obama

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