Marty Walsh won a convincing victory over opponent Tito Jackson to secure his second four-year term as Mayor of Boston.
The 50 year old son of Irish immigrants from Connemara, County Galway, was first elected in November 2013. Since then he has become one of the state's most popular politicians who has built a solid record in affordable housing, economic development, arts & culture, immigrant rights and opportunities for all Boston residents.
Read Marty Walsh's full speech at The Boston Globe site.
"Today, I am more determined than ever to make
Boston a city where
everyone’s dream can come true—a city that’s a hub of opportunity for every
individual in every neighborhood," Walsh told his jubilant followers at Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston's Back Bay. "A city for all of us. That’s what the next
four years will be about."
Walsh has gained national attention this year for his fierce advocacy of immigrant rights in the United States.
"Immigrants seeking a better life choose
Boston," he said to his followers on election night. "They risk everything to come to our
city. I will always have their back."
Here is a list of Irish-American mayors of Boston dating back to 1885, when Hugh O'Brien was the first Irishman elected to the office of mayor.