Biden Chooses Boston Mayor Marty Walsh As Labor Secretary
As Boston Mayor Marty Walsh heads to Washington D.C., Boston City Council President Kim Janey will be acting mayor.
She will be the FIRST woman AND person of color to serve as Mayor for Boston. The mayoral race will be later this year pic.twitter.com/Rj1evtG1MV
— SAMRACK (@SAMRACK) January 7, 2021
After months of speculation, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has been added to president-elect Joe Biden’s list of cabinet choices.
On Thursday, sources told CBS News that Biden plans to nominate Walsh as labor secretary and Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo commerce secretary.
Walsh’s name had been floated as a potential choice for the position since November, though Walsh had declined to comment on the speculation.
“What I’ve been focused on quite honestly in the last nine months, in particular the last five days, is focusing on COVID-19 in the city of Boston,” Walsh said on Tuesday. “I’m going to stay focused on that.”
It is not yet known when Walsh could begin the confirmation process. The Democratic mayor is up for re-election in November.