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Theodora "Theo" Skeadas

She/Her

Currently
Public Policy Associate at Twitter
Election history
1st time running

More about Theodora "Theo" Skeadas

A graduate of both Harvard and the Kennedy School, Theo first moved to Cambridge in 2008 to attend college. She has worked in Turkey, Iraq, Morocco, and the West Bank, in addition to spending several years at Booz Allen Hamilton in Boston.

She is also the Executive Director of Cambridge Local First, board chair of the Cambridge YMCA, and a former board member of the Harvard Square Neighborhood Association. She was Sumbul Siddiqui’s campaign manager in 2017.

Incumbent
No
Education
Harvard BA; Kennedy School Master's
Age
31 years, 3 months
Born in 1990
Voter Registration
June 10, 2016

Where does Theo live?

Address
Rents at 988 Memorial Drive #185

What are their housing positions?

Proposal Supported?
2072 Mass Ave
AHO #2

Local Endorsements

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

We are increasingly losing the middle class in Cambridge. I believe there are many different contributing factors to this crisis including, but not limited to, gentrification, rising rents and a narrowing pathway to homeownership. Our challenges are threefold: unrealistic and restrictive requirements prevent those experiencing homelessness from gaining services and housing; tenants face rising prices, housing instability, and a lack of protections; and paths to homeownership reside behind a barrier of privilege and generational wealth.

Press

Articles about the candidate

The Harvard Crimson Theo Skeadas ’12 Champions Local Business, Climate in Political Debut

The New York native arrived in Cambridge as a Harvard undergraduate, residing in Cabot House and graduating in 2012 with a degree in Philosophy. Skeadas was a member of the student acapella group LowKeys, the Harvard College Hellenic Society, Institute of Politics, and Phillips Brooks House Association’s Mission Hill after-school program.

Oct. 28, 2021 — Io Y. Gilman, Elizabeth K. Roosevelt
The Harvard Crimson Theo Skeadas ’12 Champions Local Business, Climate in Political Debut

The New York native arrived in Cambridge as a Harvard undergraduate, residing in Cabot House and graduating in 2012 with a degree in Philosophy. Skeadas was a member of the student acapella group LowKeys, the Harvard College Hellenic Society, Institute of Politics, and Phillips Brooks House Association’s Mission Hill after-school program.

Oct. 28, 2021 — Io Y. Gilman, Elizabeth K. Roosevelt
The Harvard Crimson Challenger Candidates Propose Housing Plans, Government Reform in Bid for City Council

Candidate Theodora M. "Theo" Skeadas ’12 also argued for permanent homeownership — specifically for families.

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

Candidate Theodora M. "Theo" Skeadas ’12 also argued for permanent homeownership — specifically for families.

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

The issues that matter most —affordable housing, supporting small businesses, civic engagement, environmental sustainability and the health and safety of our neighbors — demand our best efforts. I am prepared to give mine.

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

The issues that matter most —affordable housing, supporting small businesses, civic engagement, environmental sustainability and the health and safety of our neighbors — demand our best efforts. I am prepared to give mine.

Oct. 21, 2021 — Community Content
The Harvard Crimson College and Kennedy School Alumna Theodora Skeadas ’12 Announces Cambridge City Council Bid

"I want to elevate the conversation, not just on the importance of a local economy, but also its intense connection to environmental sustainability because locally driven economies are sustainable economies," Skeadas said. “These are economies of scale that work."

March 3, 2021 — Ryan S. Kim and David R. Shaw
The Harvard Crimson College and Kennedy School Alumna Theodora Skeadas ’12 Announces Cambridge City Council Bid

"I want to elevate the conversation, not just on the importance of a local economy, but also its intense connection to environmental sustainability because locally driven economies are sustainable economies," Skeadas said. “These are economies of scale that work."

March 3, 2021 — Ryan S. Kim and David R. Shaw

Campaign finance

How much the candidate has raised and spent

$13,593
Current balance
$0
Balance at the start of 2021
$42,804
Raised in 2021
$29,211
Spent in 2021