About Our Campaign
We are your neighbors here in Ward 2. We care about our neighborhood and want to grow along with it - not be forced out of it. We want the voices of the people heard in City Hall - not just the developers. We want politics in our City, State, and Country to change for the better.
We've been in the streets since March, knocking on your doors and listening to you. We want to know what you love about Somerville and what you want to change.
We want to know what you need in order to stay here in Somerville. This is a great place to live, work, and play. We need to make it a place where you can work close to home at a wage that lets you afford to live here - and even raise a family here.
We want to tell you a little about J.T. Scott, and how he's been fighting to make that dream a reality for himself and others in Somerville. And ultimately, we want to earn your trust and your vote so that we can do better for Somerville's residents.
About JT Scott
I am a former engineer and long-time activist, performer, resident, and business owner in Somerville – and a first time candidate for political office. I’m running for Ward 2 Alderman because I believe the city of Somerville can do better.
Graduating as an electrical engineer from Duke University, I spent 15 years in the semiconductor industry helping companies in Boston and around the country design the chips that went into all of our cell phones, computers, printers, and every other device imaginable.
As an activist, I've fought for GLBTQI rights in the Commonwealth, fair wages and benefits for employees, our public right to health care, racial and economic justice, and am proud of the time I spent at Occupy Boston. Locally, I've been very involved in the fight for affordable housing and responsible development in Somerville, including the many-years-process the city undertook planning the redevelopment of Union Square.
In Somerville, I've been a member of Union United, the vice-chair of Union Square Neighbors, and a Board Member of Union Square Main Streets.
I moved to the Boston area in 2000 and lived for 10 years in Chelsea before moving to Union Square to start my business in 2011.
We believe the Aldermen should represent residents. That means we're building this campaign without the powerful backing of real estate developers - and we need you to help us!
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