March 23, 2021
In one of his final acts as Boston Mayor, Martin J Walsh addressed a news conference at Boston's Faneuiil Hall Monday night, March 22, In his parting remarks, Walsh said, "Boston, serving as your Mayor for seven years has been a dream come true for this child of immigrants born and raised in our city. Thank you for everything."
A majority of United States Senators voted 68-29 to confirm the nomination of Mayor Martin Walsh as the US Secretary of Labor on Monday, March 22.
Among those who voted for Walsh from the GOP ranks were Sen. Mitt Romney, Sen. Susan Collins and Sen.Lindsay Graham.
He resigned via a letter to the City Clerk Monday night. an action that elevated City Council President Kim Janey to the role of acting Mayor. Walsh traveked to the nation's capitol Tuesday monring to be sworn-in.
Janey is expected to be inaugurated during a ceremony on Wednesday.
Walsh, 53, a Dorchester resident and past union leader, breezed through his committee hearing on Feb. 4 and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions voted 18-4 to "report favorable" on Walsh's nomination a week later.
Janey made history when she became the first Black and first female Boston mayor. She has not yet declared a candidacy to seek a four-year term in this year's election