State Rep. Jon Santiago
Jon Santiago is currently serving as the State Representative for Massachusetts’s 9th Suffolk District. As a freshman representative, he is continuing one his life goals — working for the greater good. Jon was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Boston at a young age. He arrived in the city during the peak of the AIDS and gun violence epidemic. After his uncle died of AIDS, Jon realized an interest in medicine and public service. This experience would jumpstart his dedication to a life of public service. Despite moving to Texas with family and eventually attending university there, Jon returned to Boston with a plan to serve his community. Armed with knowledge from his time at Yale School of Medicine as well as many years of studying and working abroad, Jon returned to Boston. Since returning, Jon has dedicated himself to serving his community, specifically the underserved communities. He started working at Boston Medical Center as an emergency medical doctor. He also became active in his immediate neighborhood, serving on the boards of many neighborhood groups and participating in neighborhood meetings. Jon eventually ran for the 9th Suffolk District against a long time incumbent and became an unlikely, yet welcomed, addition to the State House in 2019. As a representative, Jon is continuing to work hard and advocate for his neighborhood. Although he deals with a broad spectrum of issues, he is specifically focused on using his medical background to help with the opioid crisis. Jon has been and will continue working to make sure that his community remains affordable, safe, and appealing.