Barros: Marty Walsh can make Boston work for all

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November 4, 2013, 7:59 am
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(NECN) - The final 24 hours in the race for Boston mayor are expected to be fierce.

We were joined by John Barros, a former candidate, who's come out in support of Marty Walsh.

Why are you backing Marty?

“Marty is a collaborative leader…someone who has tremendous follow through. His word is worth a lot. When Marty says he’s going to do something, he’s going to do something. He’s pitching the kind of proposals that’s going to include all of Boston, and I’m excited about that.”

Education was a real hallmark of Barros campaign, and Connolly is now the education candidate, yet Barros chose to back Walsh. So what does Marty Walsh have that John Connolly doesn’t have?

Barros says Marty’s theme, which is Boston for all, is about beyond the school walls. He believes education is a central part of a system that needs to work, so all the city of Boston needs to be doing better for the education system to work.

What’s most important thing that needs to happen for city?

Barros says opportunities. He wants his sons to feel like Boston is working for them. He says he wants them to yell like Big Papi did.  

And Barros believes Marty can do that.  

Tags: Boston, Marty Walsh, John Connolly, Boston mayor, Boston mayoral race, John Barros, boston politics
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