Michelle Wu Wins Boston

November 3, 2021
“One of my sons asked me the other night if boys can be elected mayor of Boston. They have been, and they will again someday, but not tonight.”

Daughter of immigrant parents from Taiwan, 36-year-old Michelle Wu – a lawyer who had previously served as a city council member in Boston – became the first woman and first Asian-American elected as mayor of this historical American city. She told supporters of her victory: “We don’t have to choose between generational change and keeping the streetlights on, between tackling big problems with bold solutions and filling our potholes.”

Boston elects Wu, first woman and Asian American as mayor

by Jenna Lee,