Boston elects Michelle Wu — first woman and Asian American as mayor

Michelle Wu was elected as the first woman and Asian American to become the mayor of Boston on Tuesday night.

Wu, a 36-year-old city councilor, defeated fellow Democratic City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George.

The pair faced each other after beating out several other mayoral candidates in a September preliminary election.

Wu, whose parents immigrated to the US from Taiwan, will succeed Acting Mayor Kim Janey on Nov. 16.

The newly-elected mayor hails from Chicago and moved to Boston to go to Harvard University and Harvard Law School.

Several high-profile Massachusetts politicians had endorsed Wu, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley.

Wu is the first woman and Asian American to be elected as mayor of Boston, defeating Annissa Essaibi George on Tuesday night.

With Post wires

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