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Frantz Pierre

He/Him

Election history
2nd time running

More about Frantz Pierre

A second-time candidate for City Council, Frantz Pierre is a lifelong Cambridge resident and attended Cambridge Rindge And Latin. Frantz is the only candidate this year running for both council and school committee simultaneously.

Incumbent
No
Education
  • Associate's, Hesser
Age
41 years, 2 months
Born in 1982
Voting
Reg. June 21, 2003
History
  • 🗳️ 2022 General
  • 🗳️ 2021 Municipal
  • 🗳️ 2015 Municipal
  • 🗳️ 2012 General

Where Frantz Lives

Address
Rents at 22 Water Street, Unit 808

Frantz on Housing

Proposal Supported?
AHO #3
10% Budget for Housing
NCD Reform

Frantz on Other Issues

Endorsements for Frantz

Organization Cambridge? Union? View
Cambridge Bicycle Safety on Sept. 23, 2023
A Better Cambridge on Sept. 15, 2023

Q&A

Interviews with Frantz

ABC Candidate Questionnaire 2023

Housing policy, development, governance questions

ABC Candidate Questionnaire 2023

Housing policy, development, governance questions

Cambridge Nonprofit Coalition

Distribution of funds, non-profits and their position in Cambridge

Cambridge Nonprofit Coalition

Distribution of funds, non-profits and their position in Cambridge

Cambridge Bike Safety Pledge 2023

They asked candidates to sign a pledge, which starts: "I support rapid implementation of the citywide network of protected bicycle lanes..."

Cambridge Bike Safety Pledge 2023

They asked candidates to sign a pledge, which starts: "I support rapid implementation of the citywide network of protected bicycle lanes..."

CEOC Questionnaire 2023

"questions about the issues that most impact Cambridge’s low-income populations" (available in several languages)

CEOC Questionnaire 2023

"questions about the issues that most impact Cambridge’s low-income populations" (available in several languages)

Quotes by or about Frantz

The community to me comes first. So what they want they get.

Press

Articles about or by Frantz

The Harvard Crimson Doubling Up: Social Worker Frantz Pierre Makes Dual Runs for Cambridge Council and School Committee

The youngest of 12 siblings in a Haitian American family, Pierre has been involved in Cambridge civics since he was 13, when he served as a junior counselor at the Area 4 Youth Center, a local child care provider.

“I never really valued money. I’ve always valued people,” he said in an interview. “I was always the guy that was at the youth center, still there, four or five hours after it closed, training the kids, educating the kids.”

Pierre said he wants to expand opportunities for Cambridge youth through hands-on programs in schools. He supports financial literacy and trade programs that teach students practical skills that can help them feed their families. He also wants to grow pathways to Harvard and MIT, including by starting programs that teach student leadership and management skills starting in elementary school.

Sept. 26, 2023 — Julian J. Giordano
The Harvard Crimson Doubling Up: Social Worker Frantz Pierre Makes Dual Runs for Cambridge Council and School Committee

The youngest of 12 siblings in a Haitian American family, Pierre has been involved in Cambridge civics since he was 13, when he served as a junior counselor at the Area 4 Youth Center, a local child care provider.

“I never really valued money. I’ve always valued people,” he said in an interview. “I was always the guy that was at the youth center, still there, four or five hours after it closed, training the kids, educating the kids.”

Pierre said he wants to expand opportunities for Cambridge youth through hands-on programs in schools. He supports financial literacy and trade programs that teach students practical skills that can help them feed their families. He also wants to grow pathways to Harvard and MIT, including by starting programs that teach student leadership and management skills starting in elementary school.

Sept. 26, 2023 — Julian J. Giordano
The Harvard Crimson First-time Candidate Frantz Pierre Running on Education, Housing Equity

Pierre has been engaged in Cambridge civic action from a young age. He has worked at all five youth centers in the city, beginning at age 13 when he served as a junior counselor at the Area 4 Youth Center, a local child care provider. While attending the Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, Pierre was the point guard for the basketball team and taught meditation skills to local elementary school students.

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Pierre, who earned an associate's degree from Hesser College in 2006, currently works as a care coordinator at the Boston Medical Center and as an intensive care coordinator at the Home for Little Wanderers, which provides aid to at-risk children.

Oct. 29, 2021 — Awa D. Jasseh, Paton D. Roberts
The Harvard Crimson First-time Candidate Frantz Pierre Running on Education, Housing Equity

Pierre has been engaged in Cambridge civic action from a young age. He has worked at all five youth centers in the city, beginning at age 13 when he served as a junior counselor at the Area 4 Youth Center, a local child care provider. While attending the Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, Pierre was the point guard for the basketball team and taught meditation skills to local elementary school students.

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Pierre, who earned an associate's degree from Hesser College in 2006, currently works as a care coordinator at the Boston Medical Center and as an intensive care coordinator at the Home for Little Wanderers, which provides aid to at-risk children.

Oct. 29, 2021 — Awa D. Jasseh, Paton D. Roberts
Wicked Local Cambridge ELECTION 2021: Cambridge City Council candidate statements

Frantz's goals are to diminish the educational deficits within the community. He knows the importance of creating an equal opportunity for all children to participate, learn and be creative within the Cambridge school system. As a father of three, Frantz recognizes the need for a safe and healthy learning environment, where children are encouraged to contribute and excel.

Oct. 21, 2021 — Community Content
Wicked Local Cambridge ELECTION 2021: Cambridge City Council candidate statements

Frantz's goals are to diminish the educational deficits within the community. He knows the importance of creating an equal opportunity for all children to participate, learn and be creative within the Cambridge school system. As a father of three, Frantz recognizes the need for a safe and healthy learning environment, where children are encouraged to contribute and excel.

Oct. 21, 2021 — Community Content
The Harvard Crimson City Council Candidates Lay Out Plans to Support Arts and Culture at Virtual Forum

First-time candidate Frantz Pierre discussed the importance of supporting Cambridge’s youth to succeed in the arts.

“I think it's time that we get the kids in Cambridge a true chance to succeed,” he said.

Oct. 20, 2021 — Sarah Girma and Jennifer L. Powley
The Harvard Crimson City Council Candidates Lay Out Plans to Support Arts and Culture at Virtual Forum

First-time candidate Frantz Pierre discussed the importance of supporting Cambridge’s youth to succeed in the arts.

“I think it's time that we get the kids in Cambridge a true chance to succeed,” he said.

Oct. 20, 2021 — Sarah Girma and Jennifer L. Powley
The Harvard Crimson City Council Candidates Propose Strategies for Supporting Low-Income Residents at Virtual Forum

Noting the “tense” climate surrounding law enforcement in the United States, Gebru also asked candidates about their approaches to public safety in Cambridge.

Frantz Pierre, another City Council candidate, said the City should better integrate police officers into local neighborhoods to improve trust.

“It brings a bad taste in certain communities when police only show up when things are going wrong,” Pierre said. “If the person that’s getting called on is uncomfortable, and the police showing up is uncomfortable, then it’s going to be a disaster.”

Oct. 10, 2021 — Isabella B. Cho
The Harvard Crimson City Council Candidates Propose Strategies for Supporting Low-Income Residents at Virtual Forum

Noting the “tense” climate surrounding law enforcement in the United States, Gebru also asked candidates about their approaches to public safety in Cambridge.

Frantz Pierre, another City Council candidate, said the City should better integrate police officers into local neighborhoods to improve trust.

“It brings a bad taste in certain communities when police only show up when things are going wrong,” Pierre said. “If the person that’s getting called on is uncomfortable, and the police showing up is uncomfortable, then it’s going to be a disaster.”

Oct. 10, 2021 — Isabella B. Cho

Campaign finance

How much Frantz has raised and spent

$354
Current balance
$217
Balance at the start of 2023
$730
Raised in 2023
$594
Spent in 2023