Denise Simmons


Denise is running for Re-Election to the City Council on Tuesday, November 5, 2019! During her 9th term on the Council, she has worked tirelessly as Chair of the Civic Unity Committee and Co-Chair of the Housing Committee to promote equity and fairness in the workplace, to dramatically increase the amount of funding for the creation and preservation of affordable housing, to connect our seniors with social services programs, and to bring her pragmatic, collaborative approach to problem-solving to every issue that has come before her.

During her two terms as Mayor, Denise won praise for her open-door policy, for her excellent constituent services, and for her down-to-earth approach to her duties. She continues to bring these critical qualities to her work on the Cambridge City Council. 

"As elected officials, we are here to serve the public, and to make this community work for all of our constituents,” says Denise. “Whether it is helping our seniors access reliable transportation, or connecting families in crisis with the appropriate social supports, or working to increase the amount of and access to affordable housing, I remain committed to being a forceful advocate for the people I represent.” Denise adds: “I have never been focused on making the most noise, grabbing the most headlines, or shouting the loudest; I have been much more focused on solving problems, building bridges, and advancing the causes I care about. That’s what I do, it’s what I’ve always done, and it’s what I hope to bring to the next City Council.”

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