Kyle Davis was born and raised in Massachusetts in a mixed family with two moms, two brothers and two sisters as the middle child. Kyle had the privilege of growing up with close relatives from a variety of backgrounds and cultures including a grandmother who was an immigrant from Curacao and a Jewish grandfather whose family members were killed in the Holocaust. Kyle's ancestry also includes Mexican, Indigenous and European heritage. Coming of age as a gay man in a society with so much injustice sparked a passion for equality very early on in life.After high school, Kyle moved to the North Shore where he began working as a waiter and Uber driver. Despite falling in love with Salem and the surrounding area, being immersed in a new community also meant witnessing the great racial and economic inequalities within it. For years, Kyle has been building coalitions for positive change as the lead organizer of protests, petitions and legislative pressure campaigns. He's been a leading voice locally in the fight for truly universal healthcare, reproductive justice, housing reform and bold criminal justice reform.
A Message From Kyle
This past year, I was proud to have run a progressive, grassroots campaign for state senate. Despite coming up short on election day, we were able to spark important discussions about the need for healthcare and housing reform, racial justice, and bold climate action. We received over 6,000 votes from a broad coalition; college students to seniors that believed we should be demanding better for working class people and families. I remain fully committed to this movement and am ready to bring this fight to the Salem City Council. As a life-long fan of this city and its rich history, I was thrilled to move to the North Shore as a young adult. I fell in love with my community first through working as an Uber driver and waiter, and then through my activism.
It is my belief that truly loving your community means fighting for it. We have work to do to ensure that Salem’s workers are protected and have the freedom to organize for better pay and conditions. Tackling our housing crisis will require bold leaders, unafraid of big changes. Being one of the most vulnerable places in the face of the climate crisis means we cannot afford inaction. We have the ability to lead the state in innovative transportation, high quality education and a booming small business economy. My work in community organizing and coalition building for progressive values taught me how to bring amazing people from all walks of life together towards a common goal. I am looking forward to listening and learning from every resident and working together to create a more equal and thriving Salem.