Kim Janey made history (again) on Monday when she became the acting Mayor of Boston.
Formerly holding the position of City Council President, Janey became the first woman and first Black person to hold the position after former Mayor Martin Walsh was confirmed as U.S. Labor Secretary.
Prior to becoming Mayor, Janey made history in 2017 when she was elected to the Boston City Council as the first woman to represent District 7. In 2020, she was elected by her peers as President of the Boston City Council.
Janey will hold the position for seven months before the November election, and according to reports she has not said whether she plans to run. #RunKimRun
On her first day as acting Mayor, “To quote Lizzo, I felt good, I’ll leave it at that, I won’t finish the sentence,” she said.