Walsh on his run for mayor: ‘I have a lot to offer the city’
By Gintautas Dumcius Dorchester Reporter
When Mayor Thomas Menino said he would not attempt to add another four-year term to his 20-year tenure, there was little doubt that Dorchester state Rep. Marty Walsh would take a crack at the seat opening up on City Hall’s fifth floor.
On Saturday, before a crowd of over 1,000 supporters at the Strand Theatre, Walsh strode onto the stage and looked out into the audience, his voice straining with emotion as he recounted his life story.
Cites His Commitment to Issues Important to Nurses, their patients and the state-wide labor movement
CANTON, Mass., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Massachusetts Nurses Association National Nurses United (MNA/NNU), the largest union of registered nurses and health professionals in the commonwealth, today announced that it has endorsed State Representative Marty Walsh for Mayor of Boston.
State Representative Martin J. Walsh gave voters a first look at his campaign for mayor of Boston on Saturday, saying his 16 years of experience in the Legislature and background as a union organizer set him apart from a crowded field that includes at least eight candidates.
In front of more than 1,000 supporters who packed the Strand Theatre in Dorchester, Walsh, 46, sketched a portrait of himself as an approachable everyman candidate, firmly grounded in his blue-collar upbringing as the son of Irish immigrants in Dorchester.