At-large City Councilor Michelle Wu announced this morning that, yes, she's running for mayor next year.
Mayor Marty Walsh, who has yet to say if he'll be seeking a third term, spilled the beans last week after Wu called him to let him know and then a reporter asked him if he'd heard about Wu running.
We’re in an unprecedented time as Boston faces a pandemic, an economic crisis, and a national reckoning on systemic racism. To meet this moment, we need leadership that matches the scale and urgency of our challenges.
Business as usual has been failing Bostonians since well before the pandemic, and COVID-19 has exposed and exacerbated deep inequities across our city,” said Michelle Wu. “In this moment of crisis, it’s not only possible but necessary to reimagine community-based leadership with the vision and conviction to act.
We can build wealth in all our communities, value public education, plan for our neighborhoods, invest in housing we can afford and transportation that serves everyone, truly fund public health for safety and healing, and deliver on a city Green New Deal for clean air and water, healthy homes, and the brightest future for our children.
Wu, 35 and a Roslindale resident, first won election to the city council in 2013.