MEDFORD  — Today, Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn announced her re-election bid to continue serving the City of Medford. 

I am proud to call the City of Medford my home and it has been an honor to serve my community over the last four years,” said Mayor Lungo-Koehn. “While we have secured some major wins for our City, we know that this is a critical time for our City and our Commonwealth. That is why I am announcing my run for re-election.”

Mayor Lungo-Koehn prioritized transparency, accountability, and working hard to ensure that the people of Medford got real results. She has tackled tough issues from navigating the COVID-19 pandemic to keep residents and city employees safe and healthy while we worked to reopen to developing Medford’s first comprehensive multi-year Capital Improvement Plan and launching a community-driven Comprehensive Plan process to create a 30 year vision for our future. Additionally, during her tenure, Medford finalized a Housing Production Plan and proposed an affordable housing trust so residents can afford to stay in Medford, put plans in motion to redevelop three municipal lots to revitalize Medford Square, funded critical city projects, including the removal of more than half of the 500 tree stumps from our sidewalks and repair work for over 94 streets this year, and reworked the City’s budget process, receiving the City’s first Distinguished Budget Award in the process.

Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn is a lifelong Medford resident and was sworn into Office as the 32nd Mayor of Medford, on January 5th, 2020. She was re-elected to a second term on November 2, 2021 and was sworn into office on January 2, 2022. Prior to being elected Mayor, she served 18 years as a Medford City Councilor – having been first elected when she was only 21 years old. Mayor Lungo-Koehn graduated from Medford High School and received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Endicott College in Beverly where she graduated Alpha Phi Sigma. She went on to earn a Juris Doctor degree from the Massachusetts School of Law in 2006, and was admitted as an attorney in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that same year. 

The Mayor opened her own legal practice in Medford in 2009 after working for a Boston law firm. Breanna attributes her drive, determination, and passion for leadership to her parents; father, Edward, was a local businessman, and her mother Susan was a school secretary. From her family, Breanna learned about how the city worked, and how important it was to care, work hard, never give up, and always fight for what’s right.