An immigrant from Haiti who grew up in New York, Ronald Benjamin moved to the area in 1998 to pursue a degree at the Harvard Extension School. He is also a graduate of the City University of New York, UMass Boston, and Tufts University School of Medicine.
He is a first-time candidate for office, who worked on Leland Cheung's campaign for State Senate last year. He has also recently helped form a Rindge Towers board of residents and invited lawyers there to offer advice to immigrants .
Professionally, Ronald Benjamin has a background in healthcare. He is currently the CEO of a home healthcare agency he founded, and previously worked as a researcher at the Joslin Diabetes Center and at Cambridge Health Alliance.
He's also volunteered with the Red Cross and CHA, the later focused on supporting the health of at-risk men of color.
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There’s only one issue. It’s not two, it’s not three—affordable housing.
I have a vision for Cambridge, which is to go back to how we started: a connected community, a community of people—men, women, and children—who know each other, live together, work together, go to places of worship together.
There’s no parking space in Cambridge, so now with bike lanes, it’s getting worse. So to balance that, it’s trial and error.
Ron Benjamin (Profile).
The Harvard Crimson Nov. 1, 2017.
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