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Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu announces mayoral run

September 15, 2020 GMT
FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu speaks on behalf of the Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., presidential campaign in Manchester, N.H. Wu officially announced in a campaign video on Tuesday, Sept. 15, that she is mounting a campaign for mayor of Boston in 2021. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu speaks on behalf of the Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., presidential campaign in Manchester, N.H. Wu officially announced in a campaign video on Tuesday, Sept. 15, that she is mounting a campaign for mayor of Boston in 2021. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu speaks on behalf of the Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., presidential campaign in Manchester, N.H. Wu officially announced in a campaign video on Tuesday, Sept. 15, that she is mounting a campaign for mayor of Boston in 2021. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu speaks on behalf of the Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., presidential campaign in Manchester, N.H. Wu officially announced in a campaign video on Tuesday, Sept. 15, that she is mounting a campaign for mayor of Boston in 2021. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu speaks on behalf of the Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., presidential campaign in Manchester, N.H. Wu officially announced in a campaign video on Tuesday, Sept. 15, that she is mounting a campaign for mayor of Boston in 2021. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

BOSTON (AP) — Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu officially announced on Tuesday that she is mounting a campaign for mayor.

Wu made the long-rumored announcement in a two-minute campaign video.

“Business as usual has been failing Bostonians since well before the pandemic, and COVID-19 has exposed and exacerbated deep inequities across our city,” Wu, 35, said. “In this moment of crisis, it’s not only possible but necessary to reimagine community-based leadership with the vision and conviction to act.”

Current Mayor Marty Walsh, first elected in 2013, has not yet said whether he will run for a third term.

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Wu, who lives in the city’s Roslindale neighborhood, is a Chicago native and a graduate of Harvard Law School who was first elected to the City Council at-large in 2013. The daughter of Taiwanese immigrants became the first woman of color to serve as the city council’s president in 2016.

The mayoral election is next year.