Sumbul Siddiqui

Sumbul Siddiqui

Sumbul Siddiqui is currently serving her first term on the Cambridge City Council. Sumbul is a long time Cambridge resident, and brings her expertise as a legal aid attorney to the Council. She holds a BA in Public Policy from Brown University and a law degree from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

Sumbul moved to the United States at the age of 2 with her parents and twin brother from Karachi, Pakistan. Her family won a lottery to enter Cambridge’s affordable housing system, which placed them in Rindge Towers in North Cambridge and then in Roosevelt Towers in East Cambridge.

As a Cambridge Rindge and Latin student, Sumbul co-founded the Cambridge Youth Involvement Subcommittee, now the Cambridge Youth Council, currently in its 15th year. Her activism in Cambridge earned her a Cambridge Peace and Justice Award.

Between college and law school, Sumbul served as an AmeriCorps fellow at New Profit, a Boston nonprofit organization dedicated to improving social mobility for children, families, and their communities. 

Sumbul is excited to work on creating more affordable housing, supporting small businesses, increasing civic engagement, making Cambridge more climate-resilient, and improving the health and safety of its neighborhoods.

Sumbul holds regular office hours and is happy to meet with residents and other stakeholders at their convenience. She sends a weekly e-newsletter with updates on her council work, upcoming public meetings and local events. To subscribe, please click here. If you’d like to contact Sumbul directly, please email You can also follow her on Twitter at @SumbulSidd and on Facebook.


Sumbul Siddiqui
283 Sidney Street
Unit 3
Cambridge, MA 02139

617 785-0988 (home)
617 349-4280 (work)


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