I'm Boston Mayor Marty Walsh: Ask Me Anything!
Hi Reddit -- I’m Mayor Marty Walsh. I was born in Dorchester, MA, and served for 16 years as a State Representative until I became the 54th Mayor of Boston this past January. I just marked my first 101 days in office; you can visit next.cityofboston.gov to learn more about what we’re working on.
My priorities include strengthening the economy and job creation; improving public safety and combating gun violence; making sure that Boston’s public schools help all our children to succeed; increasing access and transparency in city government; and making sure that when Boston does well, ALL of Boston does well.
I like hearing from you - for the next 30 minutes, I'm here taking your questions.
And for the record: I’d pick a horse-sized duck.
UPDATE: Thanks for the great questions- I have to run, but we'll do this again!