Dear Universal Hub,
Tomorrow, we are announcing our historic ticket to change Boston politics forever.
One week ago, almost 50% of voters had the courage to vote for change. With their vote, they sent a message to Boston: it is time to transform the way we do business in City Hall with new leadership and a fresh perspective.
That's why tomorrow morning at 10:15 a.m., outside of City Hall, I am holding a press conference with Sam Yoon. I am asking Sam, a colleague and a friend, along with his impressive campaign, to join with me as a running mate on my ticket. Because, together, we agree, Boston can't wait four more years to change our city. Sam Yoon is not only endorsing our bid for Mayor, he will be campaigning alongside us, as Boston's future Deputy Mayor. But we need your support.
Throughout this entire campaign we have emphasized the need to capture the intellectual capital of our city-the best, brightest and most passionate minds-to bring innovation and efficiency to City Hall. We need to empower a new generation of leaders to improve our under-performing schools, make our streets safer and our neighborhoods cleaner.
I am so proud to announce that we are making good on this promise-by making Sam Yoon my partner in City Hall-we are recognizing the talent and very best of our city. By standing together tomorrow, we are showing Boston that a Flaherty-Yoon administration will embrace good ideas, even if they originate from former rivals. And, in the first 100 days of our new administration, we will proudly enact term limits for the office of Mayor. We will put an end to the "Mayor for Life" culture that has held Boston back. Together, we will create a city for all of us.
Last Tuesday, Mayor Menino spent $1.5 million and activated his whole political machine, but half of the people who voted refused to accept the status quo of the last 16 years. We are confident, over the next five weeks, with your help, that we can change our city. However, we are facing an entrenched political machine - a machine that won't give up power without a fight. In order to win, we need your help - and we need it now.
Please join the Flaherty-Yoon campaign at our press conference outside of City Hall tomorrow morning at 10:15 a.m. and help us usher in a new day for Boston, a city for all of us.
Candidate for Mayor of Boston