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Vatsady Sivongxay

Vatsady Sivongxay's family immigrated to the United States as refugees from Laos when she was very young. She has lived in the area since 2010.

Vatsady Sivongxay is a first-time candidate for office. She was the Directory of Public Policy for Boston City Council District 7 from 2014-2016, for Councillor Tito Jackson. A trained attorney, she is also a trustee of the Harry H. Dow Memorial Legal Assistance Fund, which helps Asian Americans who have barriers to the legal system, and she is a board member of the Asian American Lawyers Association.


JD, Suffolk University; BA, Creighton University
Rents at 59 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, Ma 02138
37 years, 7 months
Born in Laos in 1982
Voter Registration
Sept. 1, 2016



Climate Green Cambridge
Arts Mass Creative
Harvard Harvard Square Neighborhood Association
Candidate Statement The Whistler 2017-09-01
Commuting Vision Zero Coalition
Biking Cambridge Bike Safety
Housing ABC Candidate 2017 Survey
Housing CRA Candidate Questionnaire


We left Laos because of Vietnam War. ... I lived in the refugee camps in Thailand and the Philippines for a little over 2 1/2 years. I arrived in the US when I was 4 1/2 years old.

Vatsady Sivongxay, Backyard Cambridge Podcast (edited slightly)

The common objective of many anti-growth and pro-growth advocates is to create long-term affordable housing without displacement. We need an equity-centered urban planning process that will result in more affordable housing options.

Vatsady Sivongxay, ABC Survey

Mr. President, the agenda you push is dark and un-American. It stokes hate and fear at home, and closes us off to the rest of the world. We are a nation of immigrants who love our country, cherish its mix of ethnicities and cultures, and proudly contribute to the next chapter in its history.

I know what it means to live without freedom, opportunity, or dignity. I know that we must always be vigilant in protecting our rights and that is why I stand as a proud American in opposition to the dark narrative that your recent actions suggest.

Vatsady Sivongxay, Guest column: I choose to see the goodness, Mr. President


Campaign Finance

$ 3,250.65



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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): $275

Date Amount Recipient Note
2009-10-21 $20 Tito Jackson
2012-05-29 $20 Tito Jackson
2013-09-26 $25 Tito Jackson
2015-12-31 $100 Diana Hwang
2016-12-02 $50 Tito Jackson
2017-04-07 $1,750 Democratic State Committee

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2016-04-26 $25 Monica Cannon
2017-05-17 $35 Young Democrats of Massachusetts PAC