Councilor Michelle Wu, born in Chicago, Illinois, has become one of the most recognizable faces in Boston city government. A graduate of Harvard and Harvard Law School, she was the first Asian American woman to serve on the council and the first woman of color to serve as the city council president. She is currently an At-Large Councilor for the city of Boston, a position from which she advocates for the city as a whole. One of her largest, and most well known campaigns is Free the T, a campaign to make the MBTA free to everyone and therefore expand access to it. This summer she lead an effort to fight the fare hikes called the Boston T Party. In addition to advocating for the residents of Boston, Michelle Wu is the mother of 2 sons, Blaise and Cass. A typical daily schedule might include: 12:30-1:00 pm: Drive home, 1:00-1:45: Give Cass nap, 1:45-2:15: Drive, 2:15-4:00: At Large Forum, and her schedule often extends until 9 or 10 at night. Michelle Wu inspires her constituents, not just with her civic commitment, but also with her ability to balance her busy work and parenting lives, ensuring that she stays in touch with the concerns of Boston’s working families.
Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu