Marc was born and raised in Cambridge, attending Cambridge Public Schools and graduating from Cambridge Rindge and Latin. Growing up in a family of activists, Marc frequently attended community meetings and campaign events, and politics was always a topic around his family’s dinner table. Seeing the positive impact that his grandmother and parents had on their community through government, Marc was inspired to go into public service, becoming a social worker.
For the past 25 years, Marc has worked tirelessly with at-risk children and families, advocating, problem solving, and working to ensure that those facing challenges have an equal chance at success. In 2003 Marc was elected to the School Committee, and in 2013 he was elected to the Cambridge City Council.
In elected office, Marc's ability to mediate, work effectively with those of different backgrounds, and listen to and understand the needs of families has proven invaluable. Serving as Mayor this past term, Marc has taken concrete action to create more affordable housing, protect our region’s immigrant population, end hunger in our public schools, and prioritize harm reduction as our city navigates the opioid epidemic.
Marc currently lives in Central Square with his wife, children, and their dog Bunker, a rescue.