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Boston set to have first woman and first Black mayor

Kim Janey is currently Boston City Council President

Carol Ozemhoya - OW Contributor | 1/13/2021, 11:39 a.m.
Boston City Council President Kim Janey is poised to become the first Black female mayor of Boston..
Kim Janey.

Boston City Council President Kim Janey is poised to become the first Black and first female mayor of Boston, after word came last Thursday that Mayor Marty Walsh is President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for labor secretary, reports WBUR.

Janey was elected to the city council in 2017 and represents Roxbury and parts of the South End, Dorchester and Fenway. She was chosen as the city council president last year.