Born and raised in the City of Brockton, Jimmy has dedicated his personal and professional life to the people of our city. As a father, urban & regional planner, youth advocate, homeowner, and dedicated community activist, Jimmy has a deep connection to the challenges our community is facing and a demonstrated commitment to working on behalf of all families.
Jimmy is running for Mayor of Brockton to continue his lifelong public service and commitment to the City of Champions. With growing income inequality, worsening health disparities, increased homelessness, gun violence, and poor educational outcomes, Jimmy is running to create opportunity and prosperity for all families.
Growing up in the Department of Youth Services, Jimmy transformed his life after personal experience with systemic inequity. Jimmy’s personal experience has not only informed his leadership, but motivated him to engage with proven-risk youth that consistently fall through the cracks. Throughout Jimmy’s life, he has worked to empower troubled youth to use their lived experience as a motivation to step into leadership and advocate for change.
Jimmy started his career at MassBike as a Healthy Design Coordinator, developing community models and infrastructure that focused on socioeconomic determinants of health and environmental justice.
Currently, Jimmy serves as a community and transportation planner with the Commonwealth’s local regional planning council, tasked with the physical, social, and economic development of Brockton and 16 other communities across Southeastern Massachusetts.
Jimmy holds a B.S. in Urban and Regional Planning with a concentration in Ethnic and Gender Studies from Westfield State University. He currently serves as the 1st Vice Chairperson of the Brockton Democratic City Committee and serves on the Board of Directors at the Massachusetts Bicycle Association. In 2015, Jimmy purchased a home on the North Side and resides there with his fiance, Julia, and their two children, Zolah & Zultan.