Boston City Councilor At-Large Wu Endorses Zakim for Secretary of State

Friday, April 27, 2018

BOSTON—Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu today announced that she is endorsing Josh Zakim in his campaign for the Democratic nomination for Secretary of State.

“I’ve been proud to serve alongside Josh on the Boston City Council and support his leadership in creating equal and fair opportunities for all, especially around civil rights and housing,” Wu said.

“I know he will continue these efforts as Secretary of State, providing Massachusetts residents with more opportunity to have their voices heard,” she continued.

Wu cited Zakim’s efforts to create the Boston Trust Act in 2014 that prohibited the Boston Police from detaining anyone based on their immigration status and led to improved communication and cooperation between immigrant communities and law enforcement.

“Massachusetts needs a progressive leader in the office of Secretary of State with a positive vision of civic engagement and democracy at all levels,” Wu said. “Josh will be that partner for communities in building a more transparent and accessible government.”

Wu was first elected to the Council in 2013, winning an at-large seat in her first run for citywide office. She is the first Asian-American woman to serve on the Council, and in 2016, she became the first woman of color to be elected Council President.

“Michelle and I were elected to the Council the same year, and we’ve worked closely together our entire time there,” Zakim said. “She is a tireless worker and a tremendous advocate for the people of Boston, and I am honored to have her support.”