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Rooted in Community

I have spent my life motivated by and dedicated to public service.  Inspired by my parents’ stories of political and social activism in the 1960s, I volunteered for my first campaigns in high school.  After graduating from Tufts University, I worked in the nonprofit sector and continued to volunteer in politics.  I served as Chair of Massachusetts Democratic Future, where I was passionate about getting other young people involved in the political process.


In 2006, I received a master’s degree in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, and since then I have become a recognized expert in health care policy and management.  As an executive at Tufts Health Plan, I was deeply involved in implementing the 

Commonwealth’s landmark health care reform legislation after it was signed by then-Governor Romney. Today, I work as an executive at Optum Massachusetts, the parent organization of Atrius Health and Reliant Medical Group.  At Optum, my work has focused on developing a new health care program for low-income and disabled residents of Massachusetts.  I’ve also worked on developing innovative new care programs for patients with behavioral health and substance use conditions — a critical issue as the opioid epidemic continues to spread in our communities.


I’ve maintained my focus on public service as a resident of Wakefield.  I served as a parent volunteer on the search committee that hired a new principal for the Walton School in 2017.  I also have advocated for preserving the Town’s financial stability and promoting capital investment as an appointed member of the Town’s Finance Committee.  In 2019, I was elected to my first three-year term on the Wakefield Town Council, and I was re-elected in 2022.  Also in 2022, I was appointed to a three-year term on the Massachusetts Municipal Association's Fiscal Policy Committee.


My wife, Maria Muti, is an immigration attorney and 1995 graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School.  Maria also is active in our community, having served on Wakefield’s Human Rights Commission and the Walton School PTO.  Maria and I live on the West Side of Wakefield with our four children.  Our oldest son, Nathaniel, is a student at the Galvin Middle School.  Our children Samuel, Norah, and Lucy are students at the Walton School.  Our family is grateful to call Wakefield home, and we’re proud to be able to serve our community.

Jonathan's Quick Biography

  • Married to Maria Muti, former member of Human Rights Commission and graduate of Wakefield High School

  • Four children at the Galvin Middle School and Walton Elementary School

  • Elected to the Wakefield Town Council in 2019 and 2022

  • Former member of the Finance Committee

  • Parent volunteer for the Walton School Principal search

  • Expert in health care policy and management, with a career focused on serving vulnerable populations 

  • Graduate degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University

  • Undergraduate degree from Tufts University

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