BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – Boston voters will elect a new mayor on Tuesday and as the historic race edges toward the finish, both candidates are confident that they will take the title.
City Councilors Annissa Essabi George and Michelle Wu are the final two candidates on the ballot. Both women say they are proud to have made it this far.
“When I first ran for office eight years ago, I never could have imagined that in just four election cycles I would be here in the midst of a historic race,” says Wu.
She says Boston has always been a city that leads that nation as it has repeatedly changes the trajectory of the country. Wu thinks people are ready to embrace yet another change by electing the first woman of color as Boston’s mayor.
“People are ready for Boston to be moving into a next chapter where we’re really fighting for Boston to be a city for everyone," Wu says. "We’re four days away, counting down the hours, and its incredibly energizing to hear the excitement all across the city."
Essabi George is equally excited for Election Day and is also grateful to be in this leg of the race.
“I feel a certain level of excitement that is really pushing me through these last couple of days.” While Wu has consistently led in the polls, Essabi George says they present a design flaw.
“When we look at those polls, all I can think about is the polls in September going into the preliminary that had me, every poll, in third or fourth place by a longshot,” she says. “We know that those polls are wrong and if you also look at these polls they haven’t shifted barely at all.”
Overall, Essabi George remains confident that she will serve as the next mayor of Boston.
“I’m looking forward to winning. I’m looking forward to leading this city [and] I can’t wait to get to it.”