Cambridge Civic Journal Forum

June 25, 2013

Janneke House to Run for City Council

Filed under: 2013 Election,Cambridge,City Council,elections — Tags: , — Robert Winters @ 10:44 pm

Janneke HouseJanneke House is pleased to announce her candidacy for Cambridge City Council.

Janneke is the daughter of a police officer and a school teacher and said: "My parents taught me about the importance of public service and working for the common good."

"I grew up in a middle-class family that struggled at times. I know from personal experience how important it is to get a good education, have a roof over your head, and secure a job that pays a living wage. I will make sure that the City of Cambridge does everything it can to ensure the best possible opportunities for every citizen."

Ms. House graduated from the University of Utah with a Masters of Urban Planning, worked for Mayor Rocky Anderson in Salt Lake City on economic development and small business planning. She was the first Executive Director of Cambridge’s Local First and is currently Director of Member and Community Relations for the Kendall Square Association.

Janneke House is a proud Democrat who believes in the Democratic foundation of social justice, including living wages to support families, housing availability for all levels of life’s progress and a voice for everyone in their government.

She serves on the board of Emerge Massachusetts, an organization that trains and recruits women to run for office and is an active member of the Ward 8 Committee and the Cambridge Democratic City Committee.

"In my political and professional life, I support pragmatic solutions, consensus building, and good civil discourse. I recognize the strengths that make Cambridge attractive to employers, students, residents, and workers from all over the world."

"With a new city manager, a retiring councilwoman, and the continuing evolution of our neighborhoods, this election is the voters’ opportunity to elect new and collaborative voices on the Council."

"I want to put my experience in local government, business, economic development, urban planning, and community building to work as a full-time City Councillor for the residents of Cambridge."

The Janneke House for City Council kickoff will be held on Sunday July 14, 2013, 4-6pm at Tasty Burger in Harvard Square. Everyone is welcome.

For more information visit:

Cambridge Candidate Pages – 2013

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1 Comment

  1. Experience, a fresh voice, and youth always infuses groups seeking political change and honoring Democracy. Janneke is just such a candidate.

    Comment by Susan Miller-Havens — June 30, 2013 @ 8:37 am

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