The Boston Globe reports, "City Councilor Michelle Wu announced Friday she had secured enough votes to become the next president of the Boston City Council, a feat that would make her the first Asian-American and the first woman of color to lead the body.
Wu said in an interview she had votes from at least seven of the 13 councilors, seemingly assuring her the president’s post. It appears to be the same coalition that backed outgoing City Council President Bill Linehan.
“I’m grateful for the strong support from many of my colleagues and will continue having conversations with all councilors,” Wu said Friday. “I hope to earn the vote of all of my colleagues in January.”