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Adriane Musgrave

She/Her

Currently
Management Consultant
Election history
2nd time running

More about Adriane Musgrave

A graduate of BU and BU School of Management, Adriane Musgrave has lived in the area since 2004.

Politically, Adriane interned for Senator John Kerry and fundraised for the DNC in 2007. More recently, she co-founded Upgrade Cambridge. She is also involved with A Better Cambridge, with which she hosted Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.

Professionally, she has been a management consultant and program director. She was the executive director of Cambridge Local First, a non-profit network of locally owned businesses, until she announced her run earlier this year.

She previously ran in 2017.

Incumbent
No
Education
Boston University, Boston University Graduate School of Management
Age
34 years, 1 month
Born in South Florida in 1985
Voter Registration
Sept. 11, 2013

Where does Adriane live?

Address
Owns at 48 Haskell St. Cambridge, MA 02140
Valued at approx. $1,780,000
Last sold July 28, 2017 for $1,750,000
inflation adjusted approx. $1,836,000

Endorsements

Q&A

Interviews with the candidate

Cambridge Bike Safety Pledge 2019

A pledge to rapidly implement protected bicycle lanes

Cambridge Bike Safety Pledge 2019

A pledge to rapidly implement protected bicycle lanes

Vision Zero Coalition 2019

Asking candidates about how to reduce Cambridge to zero fatalities or serious injuries on the road

Vision Zero Coalition 2019

Asking candidates about how to reduce Cambridge to zero fatalities or serious injuries on the road

Cambridge Nonprofit Coalition

Long form responses about equality and housing

Cambridge Nonprofit Coalition

Long form responses about equality and housing

ABC Candidate 2019 Survey

A Better Cambridge is a local housing/growth-and-development focused group. They used their questionnaire to determine their endorsements.

ABC Candidate 2019 Survey

A Better Cambridge is a local housing/growth-and-development focused group. They used their questionnaire to determine their endorsements.

Harvard Grad Student Union Guide

The Harvard Graduate Student Union-UAW's guide to municipal elections in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston for City Council and Somerville Mayor.

Harvard Grad Student Union Guide

The Harvard Graduate Student Union-UAW's guide to municipal elections in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston for City Council and Somerville Mayor.

Quotes

Enrico Moretti of UC-Berkeley: “Economic research on this topic is unanimous. There is no question that on net, adding more units tends to lower rents.” It is a regional problem and we need our neighboring towns to add their fair share of housing.

Press

Articles about the candidate

The Harvard Crimson Cambridge City Council Candidates Debate Climate Change Approach at Forum

When asked which city environmental initiative she would prioritize first, Adriane B. Musgrave responded that this was a "false question."

"We need to push on all of those issues," Musgrave said. "Climate change is not business as usual. We in Cambridge are leading the country in creating plans and doing the real research and technical feasibility and putting an equity lens on all of it, to make sure that we’re leading the way."

Sept. 26, 2019 — Declan J. Knieriem, Michelle G. Kurilla
The Harvard Crimson Cambridge City Council Candidates Debate Climate Change Approach at Forum

When asked which city environmental initiative she would prioritize first, Adriane B. Musgrave responded that this was a "false question."

"We need to push on all of those issues," Musgrave said. "Climate change is not business as usual. We in Cambridge are leading the country in creating plans and doing the real research and technical feasibility and putting an equity lens on all of it, to make sure that we’re leading the way."

Sept. 26, 2019 — Declan J. Knieriem, Michelle G. Kurilla
The Harvard Crimson Twenty-Two to Vie for City Council Seats in November

Adriane B. Musgrave — a second time challenger who ran in the 2017 election — said affordable housing is the most important issue the city faces. She said housing costs and accessibility were one of the reasons she decided to run.

“With the booming economy that we have, the problem is that many people are left out of the opportunity of living in Cambridge,” she said.

Aug. 3, 2019 — Declan J. Knieriem
The Harvard Crimson Twenty-Two to Vie for City Council Seats in November

Adriane B. Musgrave — a second time challenger who ran in the 2017 election — said affordable housing is the most important issue the city faces. She said housing costs and accessibility were one of the reasons she decided to run.

“With the booming economy that we have, the problem is that many people are left out of the opportunity of living in Cambridge,” she said.

Aug. 3, 2019 — Declan J. Knieriem
The Harvard Crimson Adriane Musgrave (Profile)

I think the three things that I talk a lot about are we need to look all across the city and strategically add density where possible. You know, as density is diversity and the opportunity of living in our city is so high, and so we need a citywide affordable housing overlay. We need to explore property tax reduction for residents who offer below-market rates and explore the use of our parking lots for middle income housing. We need to take a good hard look at our zoning code to reform it so that it's more equitable for our affordable housing groups.

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In Cambridge we already have a medicinal marijuana shop. Not many communities have that, not many communities have a needle exchange. Again forward-thinking public health and forward-thinking sort of community needs or wants is something that I think we do pretty well at. So I'd like to see it possible here in Cambridge—I don't think we should exclude it, I also don't think we wanted to become ever-present all throughout the city.

Nov. 1, 2017 — Yasmin Luthra
The Harvard Crimson Adriane Musgrave (Profile)

I think the three things that I talk a lot about are we need to look all across the city and strategically add density where possible. You know, as density is diversity and the opportunity of living in our city is so high, and so we need a citywide affordable housing overlay. We need to explore property tax reduction for residents who offer below-market rates and explore the use of our parking lots for middle income housing. We need to take a good hard look at our zoning code to reform it so that it's more equitable for our affordable housing groups.

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In Cambridge we already have a medicinal marijuana shop. Not many communities have that, not many communities have a needle exchange. Again forward-thinking public health and forward-thinking sort of community needs or wants is something that I think we do pretty well at. So I'd like to see it possible here in Cambridge—I don't think we should exclude it, I also don't think we wanted to become ever-present all throughout the city.

Nov. 1, 2017 — Yasmin Luthra
Wicked Local Cambridge Why a record number of Cambridge women are running for City Council

“It’s an ‘all hands on deck’ kind of a moment,” wrote candidate Adriane Musgrave. “We need everyone engaged and actively working to make our society a better place -- whether that means running for office, taking action with your elected representatives, marching and protesting, or getting informed about the issues.”

Oct. 3, 2017 — Amy Saltzman
Wicked Local Cambridge Why a record number of Cambridge women are running for City Council

“It’s an ‘all hands on deck’ kind of a moment,” wrote candidate Adriane Musgrave. “We need everyone engaged and actively working to make our society a better place -- whether that means running for office, taking action with your elected representatives, marching and protesting, or getting informed about the issues.”

Oct. 3, 2017 — Amy Saltzman

Campaign finance

How much the candidate has raised and spent

$22,533
Current balance
$499
Balance at the start of 2019
$35,450
Raised in 2019
$13,416
Spent in 2019