Yoon Goes For Mayor

Sunday, February 08, 2009

I caught this down at Boston.com and it's about time - good luck to City Councilor Sam Yoon on his bid to be Mayor:

Yoon, a two-term at-large city councilor from Dorchester, called Mayor Thomas M. Menino and City Councilor Michael Flaherty, who also is running, to tell them of his plans this afternoon.

"This weekend, my wife, Tina, and I spent some time talking about what a mayoral race would mean for our family," Yoon said in a telephone interview with the Globe today. "We reached a decision. We prayed about it, and I am going to be entering the race for mayor."

Yoon, who was the city's first Asian-American councilor and would be Boston's first non-white chief executive, said he would begin a formal roll-out of his campaign in the next few weeks.