Willie Burnley Jr

City Councilor, At-Large

Willie, along with his slate, will form the first majority-queer city council for the first time in Massachussetts history!


Willie Burnley Jr is a community organizer that has lived his values of equity and justice through journalism, grassroots organizing, and electoral campaigns. He has staffed the campaigns of both Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey as well as successfully campaigned to move money from his local police department to provide food and rental assistance to those who were pushed on the brink of economic disaster due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Willie is running for Somerville City Councilor in order to create permanently affordable housing, good union jobs through a Somerville Green New Deal, and racial equity by putting the power back in the hands of our residents rather than for-profit developers. 

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