Two women of color have taken the most votes in the mayoral primary election, meaning on Nov. 2 Boston will have for the first time in its history a woman and a person of color occupying the mayor’s office.
Runoff election results: Tuesday’s primary election saw city councilors Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George taking the top and second-highest votes with Wu leading George by over 11,700 votes, reported WBZ.
At 25, Jocelyn Yow already has an impressive resume; being the youngest woman of color to be sworn in as the mayor of Eastvale in Riverside County is just another impressive item to add.
A daughter of immigrants, one a Vietnamese refugee and the other a Malaysian immigrant, Yow’s family first moved to Eastvale in 2011 where she was elected to the city council 7 years later, reported CBS Los Angeles. She served as mayor pro tem before being officially welcomed into her position this week.
Sadaf Jaffer is the first South Asian woman to become a mayor in New Jersey and the first female Pakistani-American mayor in the United States.
The Montgomery Committeewoman sworn in as the mayor of the township during its reorganization meeting on January 3 with Attorney General Gurbir Grewal initiating the oath of office, according to India Abroad.