Mark Ciommo

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Mark Ciommo
District 9 Councilor of the Boston City Council
Assumed office
January 2008
Preceded by Jerry McDermott
Personal details
Born Boston, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic
Residence Allston-Brighton
Alma mater Suffolk University
Profession Boston City Councilor
Committees Chair of the Ways and Means Committee

Mark Ciommo is a Boston City Councilor for the district of Allston-Brighton.[1] Ciommo served as Director of the Veronica Smith Senior Center before running for office in 2007.[2] With the endorsement of the Boston Globe, he defeated Greg Glennon to fill the City Councilor position vacated by Jerry McDermott.[3][4]

Early Life and Education[edit]

Mark Ciommo was raised in Allston-Brighton by Louise Rufo, a single mother. He was the first of his family to attend college, earning a B.S. from Suffolk University.


Before running for office, Ciommo worked as Executive Director of the Veronica B. Smith Multi-Service Senior Center and Assistant Director of the Jackson Mann Community Center. He also worked as a teacher and youth outreach worker.

Ciommo has served on the Boston City Council as Chair of the Ways and Means Committee. During his tenure, Boston maintained a AAA bond rating from Standard and Poor throughout the economic recession and recovery.[5] Another area of focus has been safe housing for students.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Mark Ciommo lives with his wife in Allston-Brighton. They have two sons.


  1. ^ "Political Notes (July 18)". Wicked Local!. GateHouse Media, Inc. 2008-07-16. 
  2. ^ Corey Dade (2002-11-11). "9 CANDIDATES VYING TO TAKE HONAN'S SEAT". Boston Globe. 
  3. ^ Mark D. Trachtenberg (2007-06-29). "… And they're off and running (for City Council, that is)". Wicked Local!. GateHouse Media, Inc. 
  4. ^ Boston Globe editors (2007-10-30). "City Council endorsements". Boston Globe. 
  5. ^ "Standard & Poor affirms AAA town bond rating - The Boston Globe". Retrieved 2016-04-14. 
  6. ^ "Boston official says 'no more than four' student crowding law needs to be rewritten - The Boston Globe". Retrieved 2016-04-14.