Boston, Massachusetts Mayor Marty Walsh has officially been nominated as President-elect Joe Biden’s Secretary of Labor.
If he fills this role, then Boston City Council President Kim Janey is next in the line of succession and could potentially become the first Black woman to become Mayor of Boston.
During a congratulatory tweet, Janey said:
“I want to start by congratulating @marty_walsh on his nomination for U.S. Secretary of Labor. His deep love for the City, and his dedication to working people and good jobs, have left a remarkable impact, and his legacy will show that dedication. Should he be confirmed, I’m ready to take the reins and lead our city through these difficult times,” she followed up in another tweet. “I look forward to working w/ the Walsh administration and my colleagues on the Council to ensure a smooth transition, as we address the unprecedented challenges facing our city.”