In New York City, Brooklyn borough president and former police captain, Democrat Eric Adams has become the city’s second Black mayor. During his campaign, he vowed to tackle crime while focusing on racial justice. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh has elected its first Black mayor, Democrat Ed Gainey.
In Massachusetts, 36-year-old Democrat Michelle Wu has become the first woman, first Asian American and first person of color to be elected mayor of Boston. Wu, whose family immigrated to the U.S. from Taiwan, served as a Boston city councilor and is close to Senator Elizabeth Warren, who was her professor at Harvard Law. She pledged to fight against racial inequality, gentrification, and to make transportation and housing more accessible to lower-income residents.