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Marc McGovern

Councillor McGovern

Marc McGovern is a 5th generation Cantabrigian and father of four, serving his fourth term on the Cambridge City Council. Councillor McGovern served as Mayor for the 2018-2019 term where he led efforts to create the Immigrant Legal Defense Fund, expand free breakfast to every student in the Cambridge Public Schools, expand free lunch to students whose parents did not qualify for free lunch, but could not afford to pay for it, build more affordable housing, open the city’s first warming center for the homeless and lead on harm reduction strategies to address drug addiction.

Coming from a long line of community activists, Councillor McGovern grew up surrounded by people who taught him the importance of giving back to one’s community. During his time as a Cambridge elected official, Councillor McGovern has earned a reputation as a level-headed, collaborative, problem solver who always puts the good of the city first.

Councillor McGovern’s commitment to supporting others goes beyond his elected service. For over 25 years, he has worked as a social worker with children and families who are faced with a variety of challenges. This experience has shaped his world view and his political agenda.

Councillor McGovern’s work on the Council has focused on issues facing the most vulnerable members of the Cambridge community. He has been a leader in tackling issues like, income insecurity, affordable housing, homelessness, and hunger. He has been a leader on issues facing immigrants in our community and working to move Cambridge toward being the socially and economically just community it needs to be.

Councillor McGovern is a believer in constituent services and makes himself available to help solve day to day issues facing residents as well as the larger issues facing our city.


Marc C. McGovern
15 Pleasant Street #2
Cambridge, MA 02139
617 642-1731 (cell)
617 349-4280 (work)


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