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Marty Walsh’s upcoming agenda as Boston’s new mayoral administration

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Marty Walsh

On Nov. 5, Democrat Marty Walsh won the mayoral race against John R. Connolly. Walsh came out on top by winning 52 percent of the vote compared to Connolly’s 48 percent. 
Marty Walsh is now the 54th mayor of Boston and will assume the position after Thomas M. Menino was mayor for 20 years.
Sponsors contributed $1 million into the campaign to support Walsh, including the labor union federation AFL-CIO-affiliated Working America, the Service Employees International Union and unions representing nurses, firefighters and others, according to reports with the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance.
This January is when the administration of Marty Walsh has begun to oversee the functions and development of Boston.
Among Walsh’s first goals “will be getting a transition team in place,” and he stated, “once I’m in office I will be focusing on education, economic development around public safety and creating more opportunities for making sure out seniors feel safe.”
Walsh acknowledged that one of his biggest challenges will be keeping up with the rapid pace of administration duties, especially during the first few months, as he assembles his team and recreates his Cabinet.
The recent Boston weather has also forced Walsh’s hand when it came to declaring all public schools to be shut down and it was a decision he had to defend. He stated his priority was to “keep Boston communities safe,” and he was “going to do what was necessary to make sure that was ensured.”
Many communities have been continuously showing support for their new mayor and as the months progress his performance and decisions will shape the attitudes of his supporters.