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Ilan Levy

Currently
Software Developer

More about Ilan Levy

Ilan Levy has been in Cambridge for 14 years. He has been active in the local political scene, such as blogging at CCTV. He writes that an arrest protesting for Michael Brown and Eric Garner prompted him to get US citizenship in 2015.

He also ran for City Council in 2015. He was eliminated in the 8th round with 182 votes. Notably, Ilan Levy is critical of the Plan E form of government that Cambridge operates under, and supports moving to a "strong mayor" form of municipal government (more like Boston).

Professionally, Ilan Levy is a software developer. He currently consults and develops, and is a co-founder of RSmeP, an event organization and management tool.

Incumbent
No
Education
Boston University BE
Age
51 years, 11 months
Born in 1967
Voter Registration
July 13, 2015

Where does Ilan live?

Address
Owns at 148 Spring Street, 02141
Valued at approx. $1,057,000
Last sold Aug. 14, 2003 for $410,000
inflation adjusted approx. $548,190

Endorsements

Q&A

Interviews with the candidate

Vision Zero Coalition

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

Vision Zero Coalition

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

Cambridge Bike Safety

Supports safe biking infrastructure for all ages and abilities. Asked Candidates for statement on CBS's platform.

Cambridge Bike Safety

Supports safe biking infrastructure for all ages and abilities. Asked Candidates for statement on CBS's platform.

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.

CRA Candidate Questionnaire

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

CRA Candidate Questionnaire

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

Quotes

Plan E is the root of fundamental problems, procedural and political, in our city. We need a charter change.

Ilan Levy, Ilan Levy, candidate for City Council today, calls Plan E root of fundamental problems

The biggest issue facing Cambridge is its form of government. I think that before we resolve the issue of how we govern ourselves, we cannot address the big issues that are facing Cambridge and cannot implement them in the current system of charter planning.

Press

Articles about the candidate

The Harvard Crimson Ilan Levy (Profile)

The biggest issue facing Cambridge is its form of government. I think that before we resolve the issue of how we govern ourselves, we cannot address the big issues that are facing Cambridge and cannot implement them in the current system of charter planning.

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Marijuana is a fairly benign drug in all contexts. I think that we should obviously have the same regulation—nothing less—than what we do for alcohol, but I have a tendency to not understand why we are so much stricter on the topic of marijuana, when we allow alcohol to be sold and tobacco to be sold so freely, and they have caused much much more damage than other recreational drugs.

Nov. 1, 2017 — Ruth Hailu
The Harvard Crimson Ilan Levy (Profile)

The biggest issue facing Cambridge is its form of government. I think that before we resolve the issue of how we govern ourselves, we cannot address the big issues that are facing Cambridge and cannot implement them in the current system of charter planning.

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Marijuana is a fairly benign drug in all contexts. I think that we should obviously have the same regulation—nothing less—than what we do for alcohol, but I have a tendency to not understand why we are so much stricter on the topic of marijuana, when we allow alcohol to be sold and tobacco to be sold so freely, and they have caused much much more damage than other recreational drugs.

Nov. 1, 2017 — Ruth Hailu
Cambridge Day Ilan Levy, candidate for City Council today, calls Plan E root of fundamental problems

Plan E is the root of fundamental problems, procedural and political, in our city. We need a charter change.

Nov. 3, 2015 — Ilan Levy
Cambridge Day Ilan Levy, candidate for City Council today, calls Plan E root of fundamental problems

Plan E is the root of fundamental problems, procedural and political, in our city. We need a charter change.

Nov. 3, 2015 — Ilan Levy

Campaign finance

How much the candidate has raised and spent

$6,053.67
Current balance
$0
Balance at the start of 2019
TBD
Raised in 2019
TBD
Spent in 2019