Trailblazing City Councilor Michelle Wu Endorses Dan Koh for Congress

2018-08-30T23:55:21+00:00 August 30th, 2018|Other Support, Others' Support|

ANDOVER, MA – Underscoring that we need “more young people of color” in Congress, Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu today endorsed Dan Koh in the Third District Congressional race. Wu was first elected to Boston’s City Council in 2013, and she served as the President of the City Council from 2016 to 2018. Wu was the first-ever Asian American elected as City Council President.

“We need more young people of color fighting for our progressive values in Congress, and I am excited to endorse my friend Dan’s campaign,” said Wu. “I’ve seen firsthand Dan’s leadership, his work ethic, and his focus on getting results. As Chief of Staff to Mayor Walsh, Dan helped lead efforts to create more good-paying jobs, invest in early education, and protect immigrant communities. I’m proud to support Dan for Congress, because I know he’ll bring leadership to DC, matched with fierce advocacy and diligent constituent services for residents across the district.”

“Michelle has been a trailblazing leader in the Asian American community, and her endorsement means so much to me,” said Koh. “We deserve leaders who actually look like the America of today, and Michelle is paving the way for so many others to get involved. She has been a progressive champion on the City Council, and I am truly honored to have her support.”

If elected, Koh would be the first Asian American Congressman from Massachusetts, and the second-ever Korean American member of Congress nationwide. Koh has also earned an endorsement from ASPIRE PAC, a national organization chaired by Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) that focuses on supporting Asian American and Pacific Islander candidates.

About Dan Koh

Dan Koh is the descendant of Korean and Lebanese immigrants who came to the Merrimack Valley seeking the American Dream. Today, Donald Trump is attacking the American Dream that made Dan’s story and millions of others possible. Dan is ready to fight back. He represents a new generation of leaders who will bring fresh ideas to D.C. and stand up for America’s core values. Dan most recently served as Chief of Staff to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, where he oversaw one of the most prosperous times in the city’s history and achieved real progressive results. In Congress, Dan can be counted on to be a progressive voice on the issues that matter most – from universal healthcare to creating a fair economy to protecting the American Dream for generations to come.