ABOUT

Danielle Kempe is running for Ward 1 City Councilor because she believes she can be a fresh voice for Quincy. She believes in transparency in government and financial accountability for our tax dollars. She believes that, together, we can do better.

Her primary issues are:

  • Making Quincy more accessible and affordable for all,

  • Improving flood zones,

  • Improving infrastructure to handle ongoing development,

  • Increasing access to treatment in the opioid crisis and

  • Cleaning up our local neighborhoods and parks.

Danielle Kempe is an experienced advocate for others. In college, she served as the leader of a community service club where she volunteered with nonprofits throughout the Boston area. Her work was recognized when she was selected for the Jean Yawkey Foundation Community Service Scholarship. Through volunteering, Danielle developed a passion for nonprofit fundraising and pursued it as a career. 

After graduating from Emmanuel with a B.A in English Communications in 2006, Danielle managed Belle of the Ball & Coats for Kids, a charity that distributes clothes to children, individuals and families in need. Since then, Danielle has accrued more than 11 years of professional experience in the nonprofit sector working with nationally recognized organizations such as:

  • The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,

  • The National Multiple Sclerosis Society,

  • RESPOND, Inc - Working to End Domestic Violence, and

  • The National Organization for Rare Disorders.  

Danielle Kempe also serves on the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library and Advancing Community inClusion & Equality on the South Shore (ACCESS), a group focused on improving accessibility in Quincy to residents and visitors who face challenges with mobility. 

​A problem solver and results oriented leader, Danielle will confront challenges head on. Her ability to recognize a problem and directly ask for what is needed to fix it will benefit all Ward 1 residents. She is committed to her community and will serve as an effective advocate for everyone she represents.

Originally from the North Shore, it was through a job based in Quincy that Danielle fell in love with the city and adopted it as her own. Drawn to its convenient location, great school system, cultural diversity and overall affordability at the time, Danielle Kempe and her husband David chose to make Quincy their home almost ten years ago. They currently live in Quincy Center with their 1 year old daughter, Elise. 

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WHAT: Demonstration on our way home from the Abilities Expo to show how difficult the Red Line Yankee shuttle bus lifts are for people with disabilities. WHY: Because we need equal access to public transit - no more sitting around waiting for shuttle access, and YANKEE shuttle employees to figure out lifts. Advancing Community inClusion and Equality on the South Shore (ACCESS) is a grassroots group of individuals on the South Shore working to improve access, community inclusion, and equality for people with disabilities on the South Shore. www.southshoreaccess.org. At the end of our demonstration, we gathered at the steps of the inaccessible main entrance to Quincy City Hall on the newly created "Hancock Adams Common". 9 of us are here, holding signs, an A.C.C.E.S.S. banner, and a transportation banner (transcript in comments) . We also have a prop, a halloween decoration "life sized" skeleton - which was our response to being told access is coming and we just need to be patient and wait: "This guy's been waiting forever!" Behind us, a US flag and a "Betsy Ross" flag hang on the building flanking a banner which features portraits of John Hancock and John Adams for the Hancock A