Ben Echevarria Supports Katjana
Cites her “compassionate leadership in the immigrant community”
Immigrant rights advocate Ben Echevarria has announced his support of City Councilor Katjana Ballantyne to be the next Mayor of Somerville.
"Katjana shows compassionate leadership in our immigrant community by listening and supporting initiatives that protect vulnerable populations. Her proven track record and experience is why I'm supporting her for Mayor," said Echevarria, singling out her support for the needs of local immigrants during the pandemic. “Her proven track record and experience is why I'm supporting her for mayor."
Ballantyne, whose extensive career in public and private service has focused on issues like education, combatting climate change, affordable housing, improving public safety, and fighting for inclusion and equity, said, “Ben has been a friend and partner in making certain that the voices of local immigrants are heard and that their needs are addressed. I look forward to continuing to work with him to ensure that Somerville continues to be a place welcoming to all and where all can thrive.”