Earlier today the US Senate voted to confirm Mayor Marty Walsh the next Secretary of Labor which means for the first time since the Boston mayoralty was established in 1822, the city has a mayor who is both a woman and black.
Meet Kim Janey, the two-term city counselor president has stepped in to fill the vacancy and serve out the remainder of Marty Walsh’s mayoral term. It is an exciting time for Boston, and I wish Mayor Janey success. The election for the next mayor will be an interesting one. The field of candidates is more diverse than I can ever recall and it is anyone’s guess who Bostonians will vote for later this fall. WBUR has a great article about who is currently running to be Boston’s next mayor.