Juan Pablo Jaramillo
Juan Pablo Jaramillo is a formerly undocumented immigrant, community organizer, youth advocate and graduate of Boston’s only public college, the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Juan Pablo has been an activist and leader in the Greater Boston Region for more than ten years and is currently a member of the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee. Previously, the Political Coordinator for SEIU, local 32BJ, Juan worked to build the power of the labor movement among largely black and people of color, immigrants, and low-wage workers in Environmental Justice Communities across The Commonwealth. Juan Pablo has worked as Legislative Director in the Massachusetts State Senate and for Senator Joe Boncore and before that as a Youth Organizer in Revere, where he grew up. In 2021, Jaramillo ran a historic grassroots campaign to fill the vacancy left behind by Speaker Bob Deleo, becoming the first person of color to run for state office from the City of Revere.
Juan Pablo is the co-founder and President of “El Concilio Latino de Massachusetts,” a volunteer led non-profit organization focused on economic, social, racial, and immigrant justice for Latinx Communities in Boston’s North Shore. After his historic run, Jaramillo worked for Lawrence’s Interim-Mayor, Kendrys Vasquez as the City’s Chief Administrative Officer. In his capacity as CAO for the state’s most densely populated and diverse municipality in The Commonwealth, Jaramillo spearheaded and oversaw a vaccination program that made of Lawrence, the fastest vaccinating city in the state for over 30 weeks. Juan Pablo has years of lobbying, grassroots, political, campaign, and governance experience with an emphasis centering and empowering some of the state’s most vulnerable populations.