BOSTON (WHDH) - Michelle Wu told a crowd of her supporters that she has secured enough votes to move on as one of the two finalists in the Boston mayoral race — though votes were still being verified late into the night.
At her campaign party in Roslindale, Wu told supporters that she is confident she will be advancing to the general election in November as candidates waited for official results to be released by election officials.
During her speech, Wu spoke about how her parents came to America unable to speak English and said they never could have imagined their daughter would get to seek the office of mayor.
“Today is a day about moving on to the next phase. So. I’m very very grateful. On every election day over the last four elections I’ve been a part of there’s always nerves, there’s always a sense of not knowing what might come and it’s a feeling of tremendous joy to be here celebrating with supporters tonight,” she said after the speech. “Today was an incredibly important step and November is when the big, big decision comes.”
While casting her ballot earlier in the day, Wu reminded voters of the reasons she feels she should advance.
As a mother of Boston Public School students who resides in a multi-generational home, she feels she knows the challenges that people in living in the city of Boston are facing.
She has built her campaign on climate change, affordable housing, removing the fees for public transportation, and making education equitable for all children.
Recently, the progressive candidate proposed an indoor vaccination mandate.
With a decade of experience in public office, working under Mayor Thomas Menino, and serving as a City Councilor Wu reminded her supporters that there are till 49 more days until all is said and done.
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