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Risa Mednick

She/Her

Election history
1st time running

More about Risa Mednick

Risa Mednick grew up in Brooklyn, New York and suburban New Jersey. At activist even at an early age, she has continued to serve her community by being an advocate, policy partner, and city commission member.

She was a Women's Studies major in college, and, professionally, has worked with and for non-profits and NGOs. Most recently, from 2008-2018, Risa was the executive director of Transition House, one of the oldest domestic violence service centers in the United States.

Incumbent
No
Age
55 years, 2 months
Born in 1964
Voter Registration
Oct. 20, 1999

Where does Risa live?

Address
Owns at 20 Maple Avenue Unit C
Valued at approx. $623,000
Last sold March 4, 2013 for $490,000
inflation adjusted approx. $540,068

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

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

The work to fight systemic oppression and to support survivors of violence continues at a time when the possibilities and constraints are very different than they were when that work started. Shelters are no longer considered the primary form of intervention. Strategies to combat domestic violence have broadened, but public perception of the issue has not.

Press

Articles about the candidate

Wicked Local Cambridge Transition House executive director to leave

Under her leadership for the past decade, the organization has tripled its operational budget, doubled its staff, increased its housing capacity, fully renovated its shelter and developed new multidisciplinary partnerships. She also co-founded the Cambridge Nonprofit Coalition.

Wicked Local Cambridge Transition House executive director to leave

Under her leadership for the past decade, the organization has tripled its operational budget, doubled its staff, increased its housing capacity, fully renovated its shelter and developed new multidisciplinary partnerships. She also co-founded the Cambridge Nonprofit Coalition.

Campaign finance

How much the candidate has raised and spent

$3,404
Current balance
$0
Balance at the start of 2019
$13,501
Raised in 2019
$10,097
Spent in 2019