Golar Richie discusses Boston mayor transition team, Walsh

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November 11, 2013, 9:36 am
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(NECN) - Last week, Marty Walsh won Boston's mayoral election. In preparation of taking office, Walsh named a transition team. The team includes some of his former rivals, including Charlotte Golar Richie, who joined us in studio.

Golar Richie had endorsed Walsh for Boston’s mayor.

“It wasn’t that hard to do,” Golar Richie said of endorsing Walsh. “I’ve known him for almost 20 years. He had a wonderful track record standing up for working families, for those who are struggling in our society, on issues like public safety and education, but particularly jobs and economic development. That really resonated with me and my supporters.”

Some members of her campaign team split and joined John Connolly's campaign.

“Marty, his first order of business is about trying to unify the city. That is something he has talked about, and that means bringing together people that were in my camp, supporters of others and those who may have supported his opponent in the finalists. And that’s the right thing to do. I support that.”

What's going on behind the scenes?

Golar Richie says the process is just starting. The six members have met one time so far as things are just getting off the ground.

She says the transition team will be quite large and reflective of the city.

What can we expect?

Golar Richie says he’ll focus on young people. His priorities are around jobs, economic development and public safety.

She says he’ll be reaching out to a variety of people to make sure that everyone is heard.

Golar Richie says people can go to Marty’s website at www.boston14.org

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