BOSTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — History was made in the city of Boston; Councilor Michelle Wu won the race for Mayor of Boston.
Wu has become the first woman and person of color elected Mayor of Boston. She defeated her opponent, fellow City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George.
On Tuesday night, Wu's victory speech started with a cute moment with her kids. "One of my sons asked me the other night if boys can be elected mayor in Boston, they have been and they will again someday, but not tonight," said Wu.
In her acceptance speech, Wu also said her win is a sign of support for progressive policies.
As of Wednesday morning, unofficial numbers show Wu with 63-percent of the vote, which is over 40,000 more votes than her opponent. At her victory celebration, she thanked supporters for their vote and for believing in a new direction for Boston.
"We can all afford to stay and to thrive and yes, Boston is ready to become a Green New Deal city," said Wu.
Essaibi Goerge conceded the race and congratulated Wu on the victory. Wu will be sworn in as mayor on November 16.
WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports: