On Monday morning in Central Square East Boston State Rep. Adrian Madaro officially endorsed Michelle Wu for Mayor of Boston growing her multicultural, multigenerational, multiracial coalition. Madaro applauded Wu’s focus on public transit, immigrants’ rights, equity and environmental justice.
“I’m excited and proud to endorse my good friend, Michelle Wu, to be our next mayor of the City of Boston,” said Madaro. “I have known Michelle for many years. In fact, I’ve been on the Wu Train since her first run for city council, long before I became an elected official. The thing that struck me most about her then is what continues to stand out the most now: her commitment to our city. As an at-large councilor, Michelle has been present and engaged in East Boston, just like she is in every one of Boston’s neighborhoods. She has been a champion on the issues that matter most in East Boston. Whether it’s her tireless efforts to improve our public transportation system and make it more affordable, her commitment to equity, or her Boston Green New Deal to protect our open spaces, Michelle is the best choice for our neighborhoods. Michelle is a first-generation American like me, and I know she will fight for the rights of our immigrant neighbors. I’m proud to endorse her today.”
Madaro said for him there’s no doubt that Wu is the best person to lead Boston into its next chapter.
“Her impressive ability to craft good policy is well known,” he said. “Whether it be tackling issues of economic opportunity, transit equity, environmental justice, supporting youth and families, uplifting our seniors and immigrant neighbors, or reforming City Hall, we know that Michelle has a thoughtful, detailed, and sound plan to move us forward. Michelle is the type of partner I look for at the City level to complement the work I do at the State House.”
Madaro said while Wu’s achievements alone qualify her to be our next Mayor, he also supports her for the wonderful person she is.
“Michelle’s values and strong moral compass reflect those of our community,” he said. “She’s an incredible friend, daughter, big sister, and mother. She’s a compassionate and empathetic person who listens, learns, and leads with her heart. As mayor, I know that she will address each challenge thoughtfully, centering those who have been excluded from the decision-making process, and always working to equitably advance Boston for all residents in every neighborhood.”
Madaro joins City Councilor Lydia Edward’s as the second Eastie elected officials to sign onto the “Wu Train”.
“I’m grateful and excited to receive the endorsement of my friend, Representative Adrian Madaro,” said Wu Monday. “He has been an incredible advocate for East Boston and a leader on climate, transit, equity and addressing our substance use crisis. I look forward to working with him and all of our state partners to tackle our biggest challenges and reshape what’s possible for our neighborhoods.”