MEDFORD  — Today, Somerville Mayor Katjana Ballantyne endorsed Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn in her reelection campaign. 

"I could not ask for a better neighboring mayor than Mayor Lungo-Koehn. So many of our challenges - the climate crisis, affordable housing, creating equitable economic opportunity, and more - extend far beyond the borders of any one community. Having Mayor Lungo-Koehn as a leader and partner on these issues is invaluable,” said Mayor Ballantyne. “I'm proud to support her in her re-election campaign."

“The strong partnership between Somerville and Medford is critical to the success of our region and our individual cities,” said Mayor Lungo-Koehn. “I am grateful to have a partner like Mayor Ballantyne in that office leading on the big issues facing us to make our communities more livable and equitable and I am honored to have her support in this race.”

Mayor Lungo-Koehn has also received endorsements from Governor Maura Healey, Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll, School Committee Member Mea Mustone, fellow municipal leaders Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, Amesbury Mayor Kassandra Gove, and Melrose Mayor Paul Brodeur, the Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund, Pipefitters Local #537, Ironworkers Local #7, Heat & Frost Insulators Local #6, Boston Carmen's Union Local 589, Roofers & Waterproofers Local 33, and State Representative Christine Barber. 

Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn is a lifelong Medford resident and was sworn into Office as the 32nd Mayor of Medford, on January 5th, 2020. During her tenure, 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.