About the Ward 4 Dems

The Boston Ward 4 Democratic Committee is the hub for Democratic activism and engagement in Boston’s Ward 4, which spans parts of the neighborhoods of Back Bay, Fenway, and the South End.

With a core message of advancing the progressive policy initiatives of the Massachusetts Democratic Party, our committee plays a vital role in promoting economic and social justice, leadership accountability, and broad community involvement.

We offer opportunities for local Democrats to hear from electeds and candidates, learn about and advocate for progressive policy, and work to elect strong Democratic candidates up and down the ballot. We believe that civic engagement should be informative, welcoming, and, of course, fun.

Join us to see grassroots democracy in action. Our meetings on the third Tuesdays of the month are open to all.

Our Members

Members are invited to join these subcommittees:

Ward 4 Scholarship Program Subcommittee

Ward 4 History Subcommittee

As well, the Ward 4 Executive Board includes the elected Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, and Outreach Officer.

Ward 4 Members

  • Amelia Aubourg
  • Shaina Aubourg
  • Gary Bailey
  • Mary Ann Brogan
  • Harold Brogan
  • Robyn Casper
  • Andrew Carter, Secretary
  • Jonathan Cohn, Chair
  • Beata Coloyan
  • Nina Garfinkle
  • Lisa Graf
  • Renee Harmon
  • Ryan Hatcher, Treasurer
  • Haroon Khan
  • David King
  • Carol Lasky, Vice Chair
  • Ed LeMay
  • Sandra Lipson
  • Tim Mahoney
  • Suzie McGlone
  • Margaret McKenna
  • Andrea Olmstead
  • Sheneal Parker
  • Anne Renehan
  • Ruth Rothstein
  • Jacqueline Royce
  • Benjamin Siegel
  • Jane Siegel
  • Janet Slovin
  • Don Steinberg
  • Kimberly Vermeer
  • Jacob Wessel
  • Chayla White, Outreach Director
  • Grant Young

Twenty-Year Members

Jovita Fontanez
Daniel Ocasio
Bryon Rushing

Associate Members

Lynn Foster
Marie Huhta
Kamala Jones
Marleen Nienhuis
Karen Pressman

Our Programs

The Boston Ward 4 Democratic Committee holds monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of the month. Our agendas feature electeds, candidates, and policy advocates. We provide an opportunity for residents of the community to learn more about upcoming elections, engage with their elected representatives, and deepen their knowledge of local, state, and national issues and how to take action on them.

We regularly host candidate forums to increase voter education around major elections. View some of our recent candidate forums.

Check out our speaker archive.

Do You Live in Ward 4?

Our neighborhoods span sections of the Back Bay, Fenway, and the South End.

Our Mission

Boston Ward 4 Democratic Committee advances the progressive policy initiatives of the Massachusetts Democratic Party platform by promoting economic and social justice, leadership accountability, and broad community involvement. The Committee endorses candidates for public office and encourages voter engagement and registration. The Ward 4 Democratic Committee is elected pursuant to Chapter 52 of the Massachusetts General Law.