According to CNN, City Councilor Michelle Wu will be Boston’s next mayor after acknowledging her moderate rival, smaking her the city’s first and most white woman elected to the top post.
“Boston has spoken in all parts of our city. We are determined to meet this challenge. We are determined to build Boston for all” On Tuesday night, Wu told a rally.
With a large portion of the vote remaining to be drafted, City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George approved the Boston mayoral election. Acting Mayor Kim Janey, the first black and female mayor of Boston, will be followed by Wu. When Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was appointed Secretary of State for Human Resources Joe Biden in January, Janey, then President of the City Council, became the next in line to run the city. Voting has always shown that Wu defeated Essaibi George, another black woman, in the weeks leading up to the election.
From the outset, this election has been marked by Boston’s past. Unconfirmed mayor’s campaigns, in which the incumbent does not want to be re-elected, are rare in Boston, and often produce dense primaries in a Democratic-dominated city. And everyone who has played a major role in this year’s lower grades is not a person of color, most of whom are women.
Wu has received support from leading Massachusetts developers including Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren, fighting for proposals such as Boston’s Green New Deal. Both Wu and Essaibi George sit on Boston City Council and Pressley, who represents part of the city.