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Gwen Volmar

Gwen Volmar moved to Cambridge 10 years ago while her husband was pursuing a PhD at Harvard, and has lived here since.

She is a first-time candidate. She was a delegate for her ward to last summer's Democratic convention.

She currently works as an assistant director in Harvard's Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships. Previously, she taught 5th grade, and worked with Human Rights Watch and Teachers Without Borders.


Assistant Director of Research and Fellowships
Bachelor's from UC Berkeley; Master of Psychology
Rents at 13 Ware Street, Apt. 4 Cambridge, MA 02138
33 years, 11 months
Born in 1985
Voter Registration
March 19, 2008



Harvard Harvard Square Neighborhood Association
Candidate Statement The Whistler 2017-09-01
Commuting Vision Zero Coalition
Biking Cambridge Bike Safety
Housing ABC Candidate 2017 Survey
Housing CRA Candidate Questionnaire


I’ve lost count of the number of friends who have had to leave Cambridge because it’s too expensive to live here.

Gwen Volmar, Why a record number of Cambridge women are running for City Council

I have never moved out of the 500 square-foot apartment I moved into when I was 22 because I can’t afford to.

Gwen Volmar, Scout Cambridge


Campaign Finance

$ 2,601.04


$ 12,813.83

Raised in 2017

$ 10,212.79

Spent in 2017

$ 0

Jan 1, 2017 Balance
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Campaign Donations

What campaign donations this candidate (or campaign) has given, from the Office of Campaign and Political Finance and the FEC .

Total donations (less access fees): $100

Date Amount Recipient Note
2017-06-30 $100 Nicole Castillo
2017-07-11 $1,750 Democratic State Committee

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