Michelle Wu has made history as the first woman and person of colour to be elected mayor of Boston. We take a look at her family as voters wonder who Michelle Wu’s husband Conor Pewarski is.
As reported by The Bay State Banner, Wu was born in Chicago and is the daughter of Taiwanese immigrants who moved to Boston to attend Harvard University
She takes on her role as mayor following eight years on Boston City Council. She was the first Asian-American woman to serve on the council and, in 2016, became the first woman of colour to serve as the council’s president.
Who is Michelle Wu’s husband, Conor Pewarski?
Boston mayor Michelle Wu’s husband Conor Pewarski works in real estate and banking.
As per his LinkedIn profile, Pewarski is a commercial real estate banker for East Boston Savings Bank. He has been at the company since 2013. Before his current role he worked in the same role at Wells Fargo from 2010.
Pewarski can be found on Instagram under the handle @cpewarski, where he often shares sweet family snaps alongside his wife.
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How long have they been together?
It isn’t known how long the couple have been together. However, according to a New York Times article, Pewarski popped the question in December 2011 just before Michelle Wu graduated from Harvard Law School in 2012.
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Do they have children?
On her campaign website, Wu mentioned her sons as she talked about the inspiration behind her running for mayor.
In the Meet Michelle section of the site, she wrote: “This work is deeply personal for me. As a mom to Blaise and Cass, every day I feel the urgency of families fighting the system to hear us and to build communities that are healthy, safe and resilient. Now’s the time for us to lead.”
Wu often features her sons on Instagram and posted about Blaise and Cass going back to school.
At the time, she wrote to her 13,800 followers: “Some nerves this morning, but we made it there! Happy first day of school to all the kindergarten and pre-k families today!”