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Term of office:
First Elected To Council: December 5, 2017
Current Term Expires: December 31, 2021

Aide: Laura Bustamante 
(201) 547- 5283

James Solomon believes in just and efficient government. Serving as an aide to the Mayor of Boston, he utilized technology to solve persistent problems like potholes and snow removal. James also designed an affordable housing policy for the state of Massachusetts and the foundation for a performance management system for Newark, NJ. James earned his Master in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and his BA from Pomona College. He is currently an adjunct professor at three Jersey City universities: St. Peters University, New Jersey City University & Hudson County Community College.

James met the love of life, Gabrielle Ramos-Solomon, at graduate school, bonding over a shared commitment to make the world a better place. They married in August 2015. Two months later James was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Today, James is blessed to be completely healthy. Gaby and James welcomed their beautiful daughter Camila Nicole Solomon to the world on November 4th, 2017.

James believes in fighting for progressive values. From knocking on doors on behalf of Barack Obama in rural Missouri to operating a free legal clinic in Chicago to leading the efforts to elect Hillary Clinton in Jersey City, James believes in backing up his values with hard work.

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