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Ricardo Arroyo

City Councilor, District 5

Councilor Arroyo was born in Hyde Park where he was raised by his parents Felix D. Arroyo, a former Boston City Councilor and the current Register of Probate for Suffolk County, and Elsa Montano, a retired Boston Public School teacher. From a young age his parents rooted in him a love of service and a responsibility to give back to the community.

It was those lessons that lead him to a career as a Public Defender at the Committee for Public Counsel Services. As a public defender he saw firsthand how the lack of opportunity, inequity, and the marginalization of individuals ravaged lives. He has seen the cost to our communities when we do not see or hear those most in need.

Councilor Arroyo believes in collaborative politics and that we can achieve stronger economies, quality schools, affordable housing, safe neighborhoods, and healthy communities when we put people first by making sure that all people are seen, and all voices are heard.

He attended Boston Public Schools, holds a B.A. in History from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and a J.D. from Loyola University Chicago.

He currently resides in Hyde Park.