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Burhan Azeem

He/Him

Currently
Engineer (daytoday health)
Election history
1st time running

More about Burhan Azeem

Burhan Azeem's family immigrated to the United States from Pakistan when he was a kid. They moved several times, and he's spoken about how, as a brown Muslim immigrant living in the USA after 9-11, Cambridge was a place he felt welcome.

He holds a Bachelor of Science from MIT and speaks three languages. He has studied sustainability and is passionate about mitigating climate change and its impacts. Professionally, he is an engineer.

Burhan is one of the renters running for a council seat this year.

Incumbent
No
Education
Bachelor of Science from MIT
Age
22 years, 11 months
Born in Pakistan in 1997
Voter Registration
Oct. 14, 2015

Where does Burhan live?

Address
Rents at 91 Sidney Street Cambridge, MA 02139

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

Our Revolution 2019

Our revolution supports a new generation of progressive leaders across the US.

Our Revolution 2019

Our revolution supports a new generation of progressive leaders across the US.

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

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.

Cambridge Nonprofit Coalition

Long form responses about equality and housing

Cambridge Nonprofit Coalition

Long form responses about equality and housing

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

It is because of pure luck and generosity that I am here – and I will never forget that. I have worked for my community every way I can.

Press

Articles about the candidate

The Harvard Crimson As Cambridge’s Municipal Election Approaches, A Look at the Candidates and Issues

“We have a special subset of our campaign, which is developed around getting students to register to vote and vote in the general election in November, as well as targeting — in Cambridge — people who voted for the first time in 2017 and 2018,” he said.

Sept. 5, 2019 — Declan J. Knieriem, Katelyn X. Li
The Harvard Crimson As Cambridge’s Municipal Election Approaches, A Look at the Candidates and Issues

“We have a special subset of our campaign, which is developed around getting students to register to vote and vote in the general election in November, as well as targeting — in Cambridge — people who voted for the first time in 2017 and 2018,” he said.

Sept. 5, 2019 — Declan J. Knieriem, Katelyn X. Li
The Tech MIT graduate Burhan Azeem runs for Cambridge City Council

Burhan Azeem ’19 graduated from MIT with a degree in materials science and engineering and is currently running for Cambridge City Council. His platform focuses mainly on housing, climate, and transportation, along with public health, technology, and social & economic justice. Elections will take place Nov. 5.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

Sept. 4, 2019 — Rujul Gandhi
The Tech MIT graduate Burhan Azeem runs for Cambridge City Council

Burhan Azeem ’19 graduated from MIT with a degree in materials science and engineering and is currently running for Cambridge City Council. His platform focuses mainly on housing, climate, and transportation, along with public health, technology, and social & economic justice. Elections will take place Nov. 5.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

Sept. 4, 2019 — Rujul Gandhi
Cambridge Day Azeem, MIT student of sustainability, running for council with housing, transportation focus

“Housing policy is climate policy. We need to build more housing and build it greener,” he said. “We can cut our emissions by half – or more – just by where you choose to live. We should let far more people choose Cambridge,” enabled by greener, higher-capacity and more efficient forms of transportation that he would encourage the city to invest in via collaborations with the state and MBTA.

June 25, 2019 — Marc Levy
Cambridge Day Azeem, MIT student of sustainability, running for council with housing, transportation focus

“Housing policy is climate policy. We need to build more housing and build it greener,” he said. “We can cut our emissions by half – or more – just by where you choose to live. We should let far more people choose Cambridge,” enabled by greener, higher-capacity and more efficient forms of transportation that he would encourage the city to invest in via collaborations with the state and MBTA.

June 25, 2019 — Marc Levy

Campaign finance

How much the candidate has raised and spent

$2,752
Current balance
$0
Balance at the start of 2019
$11,476
Raised in 2019
$8,724
Spent in 2019