Marty Walsh re-elected Mayor of Boston
Boston, MA: Mayor Martin Walsh delivers his acceptance speech 11.07.2017 upon re-election. Photo courtesy Susan Young.
Mayor Walsh offers the following message:
Yesterday, Bostonians made a choice to move forward together: to continue the historic progress we’ve made in the last four years — and to work even harder to achieve even more for the city we love. To continue building a city for all of us.
But the choices we make for Boston’s future aren’t just made on Election Day. It’s the choices we make every day that bring us together as a city. Across all our differences, we vote with our feet to come here, and we vote with our hearts to stay.
It’s the honor of my life to continue to serve as your Mayor, and I’m so grateful to everyone who played a part in helping us to continue this work.
To the more than 2,000 volunteers, who knocked over 200,000 doors, and made nearly 1 million phone calls — whether we’ve been together for 20 years, or you just got involved this weekend, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Four years ago, my dream came true: you chose this son of immigrants to serve the city we love. I said then: we are in this together. I meant it, and we proved it.
We created 70,000 new jobs together. We built 22,000 new homes together. We expanded pre-kindergarten, added learning time, raised the graduation rate, and improved our schools — together. We made our neighborhoods safer together. And together, we led the nation in women’s advancement, recovery services, arts policy, and protecting the environment.
After four years of hard work, I believe it more deeply than ever: when we come together, anything is possible.
Today, I am more determined than ever to make Boston a city where everyone’s dream can come true. That’s what the next four years will be about. We’re going to keep building a Boston for all of us. And we’re going to show what an America for all of us looks like.
We all have our part to do in the days ahead, and I’m looking forward to our work together.
Thanks for standing with me,