Welcome Neighbor!

Our goal for this website is to help you learn more about the city of Waltham and Councilor Paz’s priorities. We will continue to advocate for every working family in Ward 9 and beyond. 
 
#CommunityFirst!

 
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Paz for Waltham
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Jonathan Paz

Community First

Our Vision 

In my short time as a Councilor, I have accomplished much for Waltham and strive to do even more. To learn more about my ongoing projects - which include Public Wi-Fi, Tree Protections, and much more

Climate Resiliency and Public Transit

As City Councilor, I worked to improve our transportation infrastructure. I know that we need reliable and free public transit to improve the economy. To create a livable city, we have to invest in flood prevention and green jobs.

COVID-19 and Violence Prevention

When the pandemic hit, I worked to support small businesses and provided resources to families facing food and housing insecurity. To put Community First, Waltham residents need to be safe and secure.

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Housing and City Services

Waltham can’t become another unaffordable Boston suburb. We need pathways to affordable homeownership and stabilized rents. City services are key to livability. We should invest in municipal broadband, road repairs and snow removal.

Clean and Transparent Government

I’ve advocated locally and at the state house for clean and transparent government. I will always reject secret deals that favor political insiders. You’ll always be able to reach me and know where I stand on the issues.

Quality Schools and Youth

I’ve advocated locally and at the state house for clean and transparent government. I will always reject secret deals that favor political insiders. You’ll always be able to reach me and know where I stand on the issues.

City Planning and Small Businesses

I led an effort by City Councilors across the commonwealth to secure more state money for schools. Students need social-emotional support, safe and healthy school buildings, and expanded learning including the arts and trades.

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About Paz

            The son of Bolivian immigrants, Jonathan grew up in Waltham.  His parents were immigrants fighting to provide a better future for their children. They taught him that people are not defined by their circumstances, but rather by their resilience in tough times.

Waltham was home.

In 2007, Jonathan’s family was separated. His father was deported, and family would be divided across continents.

Through the pain and turmoil, Paz became the first member of his family to receive a higher education. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics. At Penn, Jonathan learned Portuguese and centered his studies on the process of globalization.

Paz carried out development projects and research across major economies. He worked with UN Women in Bolivia, conducted a political ethnography in Brazil, helped manage a vocational program in India, and assisted microenterprises across Peru. In 2016, Jonathan returned to Waltham and worked in development and acquisitions.  

As a union representative Jonathan advocated for working class families across our commonwealth. In his spare time, he dedicates himself to advocacy, salsa, bachata, and chess.

Contact

Keep in touch with Jonathan to get involved, share your ideas, or offer feedback!

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