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Ronald Benjamin

An immigrant from Haiti who grew up in New York, Ronald Benjamin moved to the area in 1998 to pursue a degree at the Harvard Extension School. He is also a graduate of the City University of New York, UMass Boston, and Tufts University School of Medicine.

He is a first-time candidate for office, who worked on Leland Cheung's campaign for State Senate last year. He has also recently helped form a Rindge Towers board of residents and invited lawyers there to offer advice to immigrants [1].

Professionally, Ronald Benjamin has a background in healthcare. He is currently the CEO of a home healthcare agency he founded, and previously worked as a researcher at the Joslin Diabetes Center and at Cambridge Health Alliance.

He's also volunteered with the Red Cross and CHA, the later focused on supporting the health of at-risk men of color.

About

Incumbent
No
Job
CEO of home health care agency ComWell Care
Education
BS from City College of New York; Master of Arts from Harvard Extension School; Master of Science from UMass Boston; Master of Biomedical Science from Tufts University School of Medicine
Address
Lives at 172 Cushing St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Valued at approx. $680,000
Age
47 years, 9 months
Born in 1971
Voter Registration
Aug. 18, 2014

Questionnaires

Housing ABC Candidate 2017 Survey

Quotes

There’s only one issue. It’s not two, it’s not three—affordable housing.

Ronald Benjamin, Harvard Crimson Profile

I have a vision for Cambridge, which is to go back to how we started: a connected community, a community of people—men, women, and children—who know each other, live together, work together, go to places of worship together.

Ronald Benjamin, Harvard Crimson Profile

There’s no parking space in Cambridge, so now with bike lanes, it’s getting worse. So to balance that, it’s trial and error.

Ronald Benjamin, Harvard Crimson Profile

Press

Campaign Finance

$ 36.72

Balance

$ 1,241.56

Raised in 2017

$ 1,213.84

Spent in 2017

$ 9.00

Jan 1, 2017 Balance
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Campaign Donations

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