"I want to go to the State House because I want our government to better reflect our highest hopes for the type of community we want to be. I have spent my career – my life – taking on the hardest problems, and I know together we can continue to ensure that Somerville and our state can affordably, sustainably, and meaningfully meet the needs of our diverse citizens."
I moved to Somerville in 2013, attracted by the vibrant community, thriving local businesses, and access to public transportation. We may have seen each other on the community path, The Burren’s Trivia night, or playing soccer at Dilboy Stadium.
In the seven years I’ve made Somerville my home, I’ve watched these community benefits become less accessible and increasingly fragile. My goals for Somerville are simple:
My work in state and local government demonstrates that with the right programs and bold leadership, government can transform these beliefs into meaningful initiatives that directly impact lives.
The role that financial opportunities, access to healthcare, and education play in an individual’s life is not academic to me. I have seen it every day of my career, and I saw it at my dinner table growing up. While I did my homework, my dad counseled low income criminal defendants, many whose circumstance had pushed them into making impossible decisions. And after a tragic accident, I watched my parents navigate bankruptcy as the only option to discharge the medical bills for treatment that saved my dad’s life. Because they had been considered uninsurable, they had no options for health coverage before the Affordable Care Act.
Learn more about how Catia is translating her experience into her vision for governing by deep-diving into the different issues of her platform.