What Michelle Wu’s win means for Boston

Michelle Wu’s historic election as the next mayor of Boston not only writes a new chapter for the city’s history, but also turns a page for the country’s Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Though they represent the nation’s fastest-growing portion of the electorate, they remain significantly underrepresented in political office. Wu now enters a slim echelon of Asian American politicians who have won executive political office amid scant representation at the highest levels of government. “To have somebody who is the face of the city,” said Sam Hyun, chairperson of the Massachusetts Asian-American Commission, “it’s absolutely historic.”

‘Redefining what leadership looks like’: What Michelle Wu’s win means for representation – The Boston Globe

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