Boston City Council District 5
1580 Blue Hill Ave
Mattapan, MA 02126
Mass Alliance was proud to support long-time political activist and community organizer Jean-Claude Sanon for Boston City Councilor District 5. A father and grandfather, Jean-Claude understands the need for adequate public school funding, affordable healthcare for folks of all ages, access to good job training and capital for small businesses, and smarter, more effective approaches to public safety. Jean-Claude believes that these policy changes- combined with a continued commitment to promoting civic engagement among young progressives- can really make his district flourish as a diverse community and respond to the needs of even some of his most historically-marginalized constituents.
Born in Haiti, Jean-Claude Sanon has been living in Boston since arriving here at the age of 16. He graduated from Boston English High School before earning a degree in Computer Sciences from Newbury College, and he has since studied history, political science, law, management, and art at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, Cambridge College, and Suffolk University.
After more than two decades working in American private firms and Haitian social institutions, Jean-Claude Sanon has been delivering constituent services and directing his own business that provides immigration legal services- all while still serving as a board member of progressive organizations such as the Union Minority Neighborhood, Caribbean Political Action Committee, Haitian American United, and the Mattapan Economic Development Initiative. He has been registering voters in underserved communities for decades, and his work delivering constituent and immigration services has catalyzed an local emerging electorate of largely progressive young voters. Even with all of his accomplishments, Sanon lost the race.