Michelle Wu

Mayor of Boston since 2021

Michelle Wu (born January 14, 1985) is an American lawyer and politician. Wu is the 55th Mayor of Boston since 2021. She was a member of the Boston City Council from 2014 until 2021. A Taiwanese-American, she is the first Asian American woman to serve on the council or be Boston's mayor. From January 2016 to January 2018, she was president of the council and was its first woman of color president.[1]

Michelle Wu
Wu in 2022
55th Mayor of Boston
Assumed office
November 16, 2021
Preceded byKim Janey
President of the Boston City Council
In office
January 2016 – January 2018
Preceded byBill Linehan
Succeeded byAndrea Campbell
Member of the Boston City Council
In office
January 4, 2014 – November 16, 2021
Preceded byJohn R. Connolly
Felix G. Arroyo
Succeeded byErin Murphy
Personal details
Born (1985-01-14) January 14, 1985 (age 39)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Conor Pewarski (m. 2012)
EducationHarvard University (BA, JD)
WebsiteCampaign website

In September 2020, Wu announced her candidacy for Mayor of Boston in the 2021 election.[2] In November 2021, Wu won the election and became the first woman and person of color elected to the mayoral office.[3]


  1. Encarnacao, Jack (2016-01-05). "Michelle Wu takes reins as Boston City Council president". Boston Herald. Archived from the original on 2016-01-09. Retrieved 2016-01-05.
  2. Valencia, Milton J. (September 15, 2020). "Michelle Wu makes it official: She's running for mayor of Boston". The Boston Globe. Archived from the original on May 5, 2021. Retrieved September 15, 2020.
  3. Buell, Spencer (November 2, 2021). "Michelle Wu Will Be the Next Mayor of Boston". www.bostonmagazine.com. Archived from the original on November 3, 2021. Retrieved November 2, 2021.