Justin will bring important representation to Somerville City Council!
Justin Klekota is running for City Council At-Large in Somerville, Massachusetts. Justin is a Vaccine Researcher, co-author of the Green New Deal for Massachusetts Now endorsed by the Massachusetts Democratic Party, and the Democratic State Committeeman representing the Second Middlesex District.
Originally from Ohio, Justin grew up in a blue collar community next to an affordable housing development and moved to Massachusetts seeking education and economic opportunity. As a grandson of a farmer and a union steel worker and son of parents who were the first in their families to go to college, Justin understands the importance of affordable education. Since completing his doctorate at Harvard, Justin has committed himself to medical research.
Over 20 years, Justin has lived in Somerville as a renter, homeowner, Democratic activist, Chair of the Democratic Party in Somerville Ward 7, and Democratic State Committeeman: Justin helped elect dozens of current and former Democratic officials.
In support of the new Climate Law, working with local activists, Justin reached out to nearly 20,000 people by mail, social media, phone, and doorknocks asking them to contact their elected officials in support of the Green New Deal for Massachusetts, and together with activists across the Commonwealth, lobbied successfully for the Climate Legislation passed into law this year. If elected, Justin hopes to apply the new climate law locally and help build a Healthier, Greener Somerville.