Jim Godfrey, a long-time Cambridge resident and teacher, has officially filed as a candidate for mayor of Cambridge in the November election.
“In order to provide a proud and thriving community, we need reliable, innovative ideas. I feel compelled to run for mayor to make those ideas a reality. I will bring fresh leadership that will boost our local businesses, strengthen our community, support our working families, and responsibly build and maintain our infrastructure. We must work with all levels of government to lower property taxes, to create good jobs, and to solve our most pressing problems,” Godfrey said.
Jim Godfrey and his wife, Trina, chose to reside in Cambridge because it is such a great place to raise children.
In order to “pay it forward” in his adopted community, Godfrey has been active as a volunteer in many past and present civic and church organizations.
He is currently the chair of the Cambridge Planning Commission. He volunteers for the Cambridge Customer Appreciation Day, Snowflake Parade, and the Committee for a Cambridge YMCA/Pool Facility. He also is co-founder and facilitator of the Cambridge City-Wide Book Club, is active in the Japanese Exchange program, and is a family businessman, husband and father.
It was Godfrey’s commitment to our community that prompted colleagues to encourage him to seek election.
“Jim has done a great job getting out into the community and listening to the people,” observed Cambridge resident Larry Ostrom. “If you want trusted experience and reliable, innovative ideas, I encourage you to vote Jim Godfrey for mayor of Cambridge.”
“I look forward to talking to our Cambridge area voters and hope to serve my community as its mayor,” added Godfrey. “I am humbled by this opportunity.”