headshot of Jan Devereux in city hall; cropped from city's council photo

Jan Devereux

Jan Devereux is currently serving her 1st term as a city councilor, and maintains an annotated summary of upcoming council meeting agendas on her website. She is a graduate of Princeton and Columbia.

She has lived in Cambridge since 1993, and co-founded the Fresh Pond Residents Alliance in 2014. She is also on the board of the Princeton Association of New England.

Previous to being elected to the council, she worked in communications and public relations, most recently at Community Charter School of Cambridge and Beaver Country Day School.


BA from Princeton University; MBA from Columbia University
Owns at 255 Lakeview Ave. Cambridge, MA 02138
Valued at approx. $1,141,400
Last sold July 21, 1995 for $285,000
inflation adjusted approx. $461,268
60 years, 4 months
Born in 1959
Voter Registration
March 12, 1996



Climate Green Cambridge
Arts Mass Creative
Harvard Harvard Square Neighborhood Association
Candidate Statement The Whistler 2017-10-01
Commuting Vision Zero Coalition
Biking Cambridge Bike Safety
Housing ABC Candidate 2017 Survey
Housing CRA Candidate Questionnaire


The crisis we face today is not merely a supply problem. Let’s eschew absolutist labels such as NIMBY and YIMBY that tend to drive us further apart.

Jan Devereux, Addressing affordable housing challenge, Cambridge is stronger working together

But for now it’s all ‘go, go, go’ and Cambridge is struggling to figure out what the community mitigation should be.

Jan Devereux, Harvard Crimson Profile

To have someone thank you for sending them an email to me is the highest compliment.

Jan Devereux, Backyard Cambridge Podcast


Campaign Finance

$ 26,816.10



Raised in 2019


Spent in 2019

$ 0

Jan 1, 2019 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): $601

Date Amount Recipient Note
2014-04-02 $25 Leland Cheung
2015-03-04 $25 Kimberly Courtney

Cambridge City Council

2015-05-26 $1,200 Democratic State Committee

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2015-06-15 $75 Marjorie Decker

House, 25th Middlesex

2015-11-09 $100 Michael Connolly
2016-07-03 $50 Michael Connolly

House, 26th Middlesex

2016-09-08 $50 Michael Connolly

House, 26th Middlesex

2017-03-09 $100 Quinton Zondervan

Cambridge City Council

2017-06-28 $1,750 Democratic State Committee

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2017-10-13 $25 Lydia Edwards

Boston City Council

2016-08-05 $38 Hillary Clinton/ Tim Kaine
2016-08-06 $38 Hillary Clinton/ Tim Kaine
2016-08-26 $50 Hillary Clinton/ Tim Kaine
2016-10-10 $25 Hillary Clinton/ Tim Kaine

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