Joseph A. Curtatone
Mayor, City of Somerville
Joseph A. Curtatone, first elected in November of 2003, began his historic seventh term as Mayor of Somerville on January 4, 2016. He had previously served for eight years as an Alderman at Large.
Thirty-eight years old at the time of his first election, Curtatone is the second youngest mayor in Somerville history. A 1984 graduate of Somerville High School, he earned his B.A. from Boston College in 1990, a J.D. from New England School of Law in 1994, and a mid-career Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2011. Prior to his election as mayor, he served as an attorney in private practice and a volunteer assistant football coach at Somerville High School. As a member of the Board of Aldermen, Curtatone took the lead on a number of major legislative initiatives, including successful efforts to stem gang violence, eliminate graffiti, prevent drug abuse among teenagers, and promote clean and energy-efficient buildings.
Mayor Curtatone lives with his wife Nancy and his sons Cosmo, Joseph, Patrick and James in the Ten Hills neighborhood.