Frank Duehay

During the next council term, 1996-97, actions of Congress will greatly change the powers and responsibilities of government at all levels. Already besieged locally by property tax caps and by increasing demands to cut taxes, cities and states will receive far fewer federal resources and will be pressured to assume tasks the federal government has shed. The crunch will be felt locally, not nationally.

These fundamental changes will have far-reaching consequences for everyone living in Cambridge. In this climate it is essential for Cambridge to have as leaders persons of experience, maturity, judgment and courage.

Frank Duehay provides such leadership. He merits your number 1 vote.

Biographical Data

Frank's Elected Offices

Mayor of Cambridge
Ten terms on the Cambridge City Council
Four terms on the Cambridge School Committee
Over 28 years of public service

Frank's Involvement

Board of Directors, Environmental Lobby of Massachusetts
Founding Member, Local Elected Officials for Social Responsibility
Cambridge Hospice Advisory Committee
Board of Directors, Tutoring Plus
Board of Directors, The Cambridge Homes (retirement community)
Executive Committee, Lincoln Filene Center, Tufts University
Board of Directors, Cambridge-Yerevan (Armenia) Sister City Association
Phillips Brooks House Advisory Committee, Harvard College
Committee on University-City Relations, National League of Cities
Board of Overseers' Visiting Committee on Continuing Education, Harvard Univ.
Dean's Committee on Public Service, Harvard College.
Committee on Economic and Community Development, National League of Cities.

Frank's Jobs

Assistant Dean, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Executive Director, Lincoln Filene Center for Citizenship and Public Affairs, Tufts University
Fellow, Institute of Politics, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Frank's Schools

Cambridge Public Schools
Harvard University, bachelor's, master's, and doctor's degrees

Issues and Accomplishments

Sustainable Environment

Frank fights to protect Cambridge reservoirs.
He supports public transportation to reduce the use of cars.
He opposed Scheme Z.
He mapped the city's hazardous and toxic waste sites.
He fights for pedestrian-friendly streets and bike paths.

Affordable Housing

Frank established the Affordable Housing Trust to streamline the building process.
He created a public / private affordable housing partnership.
He helped secure millions in local, state, and federal funding for affordable housing.
He fought for rent control.

Neighborhood Livability

Frank fights for integrity and character of neighborhoods.
He demands satisfactory city responses to neighborhood concerns.
He organizes citizen task forces to deal with neighborhood issues.
He fights to prevent overdevelopment.
He demands a regional approach to reduce truck traffic.

Accessible Health Care

Frank is fighting to maintain The Cambridge Hospital's mission and city-wide health network during mergers.
He initiated the AIDS task force and substance abuse and anti-smoking programs.
He leads the Health of the City Project to focus resources on children and men of color.

Quality Schools

Frank believes in an open search for Superintendent of Schools when the position becomes vacant.
He urges greater responsiveness to parent choice.
He advocates affordable daycare.
He insists on high expectations and achievement for all.
He supports quality professional development programs.
He demands fiscal responsibility in the school department.

Improved Public Safety

Frank fought for a quality police commissioner.
He gave the commissioner the right to appoint his own top command.
He supports community policing.

Effective Management

Frank strongly advocates public / private cooperation to improve Cambridge.
He demands fiscal accountability and total quality management.
He fights for competence and continuity of top management.
He opposes Cambridge-only hiring and supports appropriate privatization of services.

Economic Development

Frank focused city government on attracting and retaining businesses.
He helped biotech companies stay and grow in Cambridge.
He advocates school-to-work programs.
He underlines the importance of nurturing emerging technology companies.
He initiated the city's first comprehensive growth policy document.
He spearheaded the study to declare Harvard Square an historic district.

Frank Duehay and the Environment

Over several terms, Frank has led the City Council in defining and confronting environmental issues with the following results:

Clean Water

Clean Air

Waste Management

Livable Neighborhoods

Effective Government


Cambridge Civic Association
NOW: National Organization for Women, Greater Boston Chapter
Carpenters' Union, Local 40
Boston Carmen's Union, Local 589
The Lavender Alliance

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Duehay Campaign
26 Lowell Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Call us at 876-6214 (Campaign Manager Kley Achterhof)

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