The Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone

Joseph Curtatone, born and raised in Somerville, graduated from Somerville High School in 1984. He later earned his B.A. from Boston College in 1990, his J.D. from the New England School of Law in 1994, and his MC/MPA from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2011.
He served as an attorney in private practice before beginning his political career.

After serving as an Alderman for the City of Somerville for eight years, Curtatone was elected mayor in 2003.

At 38, he was the second youngest mayor in Somerville history.

During his tenure, Somerville has been recognized by The Boston Globe Magazine as the Best Run City in the Commonwealth!

His work here in Somerville even caught the attention at the White House, by First Lady Michelle Obama during the launch of her “Let’s Move” initiative who recognized Mayor Curtatone’s success in Somerville as it has earned him the presidency of the Massachusetts Mayor’s Association, a position on the Board of Directors for the National League of Cities, and as a member of the Metropolitan Mayors Association.

Mayor Curtatone lives with his wife Nancy and his sons Cosmo, Joseph, Patrick and James in the Ten Hills neighborhood of Somerville.

We here at the Somerville News Weekly salute you for everything that you do to make Somerville a better place.


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