Curtatone speaking at the opening of Assembly station in September 2014
|Mayor of Somerville|
|Assumed office |
January 5, 2004
|Preceded by||Dorothy Kelly Gay|
|Born||June 28, 1966|
|Alma mater||Boston College|
New England School of Law
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. He served as an attorney in private practice before beginning his political career.
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 eighth term as mayor. During his tenure, Somerville has been recognized by The Boston Globe Magazine as the Best Run City in the Commonwealth.
In January 2017, 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.
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- Cramer, Maria (October 21, 2015). "Ex-Somerville High student sues to clear name in 2013 case". The Boston Globe. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
- Hohler, Bob (October 27, 2017). "Judge rejects former Somerville High soccer player's civil rights claim in abuse case". The Boston Globe.
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