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Mayor Marty Walsh

2019 Speaker

MARTIN J. WALSH is a lifelong champion of working people and a proud product of the City of Boston. He was sworn in as the City’s 54th mayor on January 1, 2018. Since taking office, Walsh has focused on strengthening Boston’s schools, adding hundreds of high-quality pre-kindergarten seats, funding extended learning time and advanced curriculum at more schools, and securing tuition-free community college for Boston Public Schools graduates. The Mayor has led Boston to the forefront of the global innovation economy, and has created powerful tools for low-income workers. The Walsh Administration has addressed the tremendous need for housing in the City with an ambitious plan, setting records for new affordable and middle-class homes. The Administration has been hailed by President Obama for expanding young people’s opportunities and breaking new ground in crime prevention and police-community relations. Before taking office, Walsh served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Previously, he followed his father into Laborers Local 223 in Boston, and rose to head the Building and Construction Trades Council from 2011 to 2013. While working full-time as a legislator, he returned to school to earn a degree in political science at Boston College. @marty_walsh