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Tonia Hicks

She/Her

Election history
1st time running

More about Tonia Hicks

Tonia Hicks grew up in North Carolina, and is a proud graduate of North Carolina Central University. She is a current board member of the Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association.

Incumbent
No
Education
North Carolina Central University
Age
51 years, 5 months
Born in 1970
Voter Registration
Aug. 15, 2018

Where does Tonia live?

Address
Rents at 337 Pearl Street Cambridge MA 02139

What are their housing positions?

Proposal Supported?
2072 Mass Ave
2072 Mass Ave

Local Endorsements

Q&A

Interviews with the candidate

Cambridge Nonprofit Coalition 2021

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

Cambridge Nonprofit Coalition 2021

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

Cambridge Bike Safety Pledge 2021

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 2021

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

ABC Candidate 2021 Survey

Housing policy questions

ABC Candidate 2021 Survey

Housing policy questions

Cambridge Citizen's Coalition Survey

Questions about recent zoning petitions, city manager contract, and "housing challenges"

Cambridge Citizen's Coalition Survey

Questions about recent zoning petitions, city manager contract, and "housing challenges"

Quotes

According to voters, affordable housing is the number one most important issue in Cambridge today. If elected, I will take steps to make sure that the public is aware of decisions being made about affordable housing developments and drive increased participation by the voters in our city. I would also support changing the rules of appointment to city committees, such as the BZA, so that the City Council has greater say in who is on those committees.

Tonia Hicks, ABC Survey 2021

There's a quote that says when you're not not at the table, you're on the menu. And quite frankly, I'm tired of being on the menu.

Press

Articles about the candidate

The Harvard Crimson Tonia Hicks Seeks To Be A 'New Voice' for Cambridge

"For me, what progressive means is that I’m going to lead with integrity," Hicks said. "I'm also going to keep people first. I don’t care how technologically savvy we become. Nothing matters if your brother, your sister, or your neighbor is hurting. People should always be first."

Hicks said she hopes to make an impact on the Cambridge housing crisis by providing housing stability through statewide rent control and affordable housing on public land.

"If people don’t have stable housing and they don’t have food, nothing else really matters because you can’t function without those two," she said.

Oct. 28, 2021 — Elias J. Schisgall, Sadiq K. Soofi
The Harvard Crimson Tonia Hicks Seeks To Be A 'New Voice' for Cambridge

"For me, what progressive means is that I’m going to lead with integrity," Hicks said. "I'm also going to keep people first. I don’t care how technologically savvy we become. Nothing matters if your brother, your sister, or your neighbor is hurting. People should always be first."

Hicks said she hopes to make an impact on the Cambridge housing crisis by providing housing stability through statewide rent control and affordable housing on public land.

"If people don’t have stable housing and they don’t have food, nothing else really matters because you can’t function without those two," she said.

Oct. 28, 2021 — Elias J. Schisgall, Sadiq K. Soofi
The Harvard Crimson City Council Candidates Discuss Affordable Housing Ahead of Upcoming Election

Candidates Tonia D. Hicks, Nicola A. Williams, and Robert Eckstut argued public lands should be converted to affordable housing units.

“Cambridge has an excess, so public funds should be used and public land should be used to build housing for everyone,” Hicks said.

Sept. 27, 2021 — Jennifer L. Powley
The Harvard Crimson City Council Candidates Discuss Affordable Housing Ahead of Upcoming Election

Candidates Tonia D. Hicks, Nicola A. Williams, and Robert Eckstut argued public lands should be converted to affordable housing units.

“Cambridge has an excess, so public funds should be used and public land should be used to build housing for everyone,” Hicks said.

Sept. 27, 2021 — Jennifer L. Powley

Campaign finance

How much the candidate has raised and spent

$4,118
Current balance
$1,542
Balance at the start of 2021
TBD
Raised in 2021
TBD
Spent in 2021