Michelle Wu was elected as the first woman and Asian American to become the mayor of Boston on Tuesday night.
Wu, a 36-year-old city councilor, defeated fellow Democratic City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George.
The pair faced each other after beating out several other mayoral candidates in a September preliminary election.
Wu, whose parents immigrated to the US from Taiwan, will succeed Acting Mayor Kim Janey on Nov. 16.
The newly-elected mayor hails from Chicago and moved to Boston to go to Harvard University and Harvard Law School.
Several high-profile Massachusetts politicians had endorsed Wu, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley.
With Post wires
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