Joseph Curtatone

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Joseph Curtatone
Joe Curtatone at Assembly station opening, September 2014.JPG
Curtatone speaking at the opening of Assembly station in September 2014
Mayor of Somerville
Assumed office
January 5, 2004
Preceded by Dorothy Kelly Gay
Personal details
Born (1966-06-28) June 28, 1966 (age 50)
Somerville, Massachusetts,
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Nancy Curtatone
Alma mater Boston College
New England School of Law
Harvard University

Joseph Anthony Curtatone (born June 28, 1966 in Somerville) is the mayor of Somerville, Massachusetts. Curtatone has served in this capacity since taking office in 2004.[1]

Early life[edit]

Curtatone, born and raised in Somerville, graduated from Somerville High School in 1984. He later earned his B.A. from Boston College in 1990, his J.D. from the New England School of Law in 1994, and his MC/MPA from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2011.[2] He served as an attorney in private practice before beginning his political career.

Political career[edit]

After serving as an Alderman for the city of Somerville for eight years, Curtatone was elected mayor in 2003. At 38, he was the second youngest mayor in Somerville history. He is serving his sixth term as mayor.[1] During his tenure, Somerville has been recognized by The Boston Globe Magazine as the Best Run City in the Commonwealth.[3]

Sanctuary city[edit]

In January of 2017, mayor Curtatone reaffirmed Somerville’s sanctuary city policy saying “will not waver” in the support for documented and undocumented immigrants. The city will not cooperate with President Donald Trump's executive order reducing grant funding to sanctuary cities and changing deportation standards.[4]

Civil Case[edit]

In 2015, Curtatone was sued in a civil case, alleging that he violated the civil rights of a Somerville High School soccer player accused of rape. [5]


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