After serving nine terms on the Medford City Council, Breanna Lungo-Koehn was sworn into Office as the 32nd Mayor of Medford, on January 5th, 2020. Since coming into the Mayor’s Office, Breanna has led the City with the same philosophy that she brought to the City Council - that transparency, honesty, hard work, and the people of Medford come first.
Leading the City through the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021 was an unexpected challenge for Breanna - and for Medford - but she took this challenge head-on, advocating for Medford’s best interests at the highest levels, developing plans and strategies to keep residents safe, being a leading voice to get Medford Public School students back in the classroom safer and sooner, supporting our local businesses, and reopening Medford.
Since taking office, Breanna has achieved several big wins for Medford, including developing Medford’s first comprehensive multi-year Capital Improvement Plan, beginning the first community-driven Comprehensive Plan process to create a 30 year vision for our future, assembling a team to fix long standing issues to improve conditions at our City’s fire stations and parks, hiring the City’s first economic development director, and reworking the City’s budget process - receiving the City’s first Distinguished Budget Award. But even with everything that was accomplished since coming into office, Breanna knows that there is still important work that remains - which is why she is running for another term as Mayor of Medford.
Breanna is proud to call Medford her home. Breanna’s father, Edward, was a local businessman, and her mother Susan was a school secretary.The family business in Wellington Circle selling flowers and Christmas Trees put them at the center of the community. Medford politics was a common topic of conversation at her childhood dinner table. 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.
In 2001, Breanna Lungo-Koehn decided it was time to take a stand for people who were not being represented effectively in Medford. Despite the long odds and discouragement from insiders, she ran for city council – and won a seat at the age of 21 and served as the youngest city councilor in Medford’s history. Re-elected to the City Council nine times, Breanna has fought for the collective good of Medford residents earning a reputation for integrity, independence and hard work. She has stood up for our neighborhoods, fought for transparency and accountability, and battled to make sure our children, families, veterans and seniors have the best opportunities possible.
Breanna 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.
Breanna opened her own legal practice in Medford in 2009 after working for a Boston law firm. She specialized in Family Law, Personal Injury, and Estate Planning.
In addition to serving as Mayor, Breanna and her husband David have coached several youth sports teams in the city, including Breanna’s ongoing involvement with Girls on the Run, an organization that builds confidence in diverse groups of young women through training for a 5k. She has also been active with Portal to Hope, a non-profit that helps victims of domestic violence.
Breanna and David have three children: Bayley, Kaliway, and Kody, two of whom are students in Medford Public Schools.
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