Kim Janey was sworn in as the nonpartisan acting mayor of Boston on March 22. Janey became acting mayor after former Mayor Martin Walsh was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the secretary of labor in President Joe Biden’s (D) administration. Janey is the first Black person and the first woman to serve as Boston mayor.
Janey will serve as acting mayor through the next election on Nov. 2. Janey has not yet announced whether she will run for re-election.
Janey will remain a non-participating member of the Boston City Council, representing District 7. Janey was elected to the council in 2017.
Boston is one of the 100 largest cities by population in the United States. Of the mayors of the country’s 100 largest cities, there are currently 64 Democrats, 25 Republicans, four independents, and seven nonpartisans.