BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A prominent political voice from Michelle Wu's past (and present) is delighted that she's now Boston's Mayor-elect. U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) says she met Michelle Wu on her first day of Harvard Law School in 2009. Warren was teaching a class on contract law at the time.
"I knew she was terrific from the very beginning," Warren told WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal. "I am so excited, I really am."
She said it's a joy to watch her former student and campaign staffer rise to new heights. Warren also joined Wu on the campaign trail just before Election Day:
Warren said she believes Wu will work towards her campaign promises, which some of her critics have panned as unworkable.
"She brings her own voice, her own vision, and her own determination to get things done. I think it's an exciting time for Boston," the senator said. Those promises include trying to make the MBTA free, which and putting rent control measures in place to drive down housing prices.
Warren said Wu, and others swept into office in yesterday's election will need to deal with problems that are generations old, like housing, the climate, and of course traffic and transit.
"If we don't figure out transit better, Boston is going to choke," she said.
The senator also took the opportunity to congratulate another political protégée: City Councilor-elect Ruthzee Louijeune, who is Warren's former senior advisor and who will be the first Haitian-American to sit on the Boston City Council.
WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) has more: