Marty Walsh

Birth Day April 10th, 1967
Birth Place Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Age 53 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Aries

Marty Walsh Biography

Martin Joseph Walsh, an Irish-American politician is better known as Marty Walsh. He was elected Mayor of Boston in January of 2014. Prior to holding office as Mayor, he served for over a decade in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Previously, he was diagnosed with childhood cancer and underwent several years of chemotherapy before being declared cancer-free. He also became president of a union called Laborers Local 223. Recently, it was reported on 7th January 2021 that president-elect Joe Biden selected Walsh to serve as the United States Secretary of Labor in the upcoming Biden administration. Scroll down to know more about Marty Walsh's Full Biography, Interesting Facts, Untold Story & Affairs. 

Famous For

  • Being an Irish-American politician.
  • For being elected Mayor of Boston in January of 2014. 

Marty Walsh, a famous politician

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Marty Walsh Early Life

On 10th April 1967, Marty Walsh took birth with the real name or full name of Martin Joseph Walsh in Boston, Massachusetts, the U.S. however, he grew up in the Savin Hill area of Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. His current residence is in the Lower Mills neighborhood of Dorchester. He holds an American nationality and Irish American ethnicity. Similarly, he is from the Roman Catholic religion and his race is white. He happily celebrates his birthday on 10th April of every year and he had celebrated his 53rd birthday as of 2020 though as his birthdate, his star sign is Aries. He was born to John Walsh (father) and Mary (mother). He has also one sibling a brother named Johnny Walsh. He went to high school at The Newman School and, in 2009, received a bachelor's degree from the Woods College of Advancing Studies at Boston College.

Marty Walsh Career

  • Marty Walsh kicks off his political career by joining the Laborers' Union Local 223 at age 21 where he served as the union's president until he became the mayor of Boston whereas he resigned his post when he announced he was running for mayor in 2013.
  • He was then elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1997 and was the Chairman of the Committee on Ethics, and served as a Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Democratic Party Labor Caucus as well as he served as the co-chair for the Special Commission on Public Construction Reform during his tenure.
  • He announced in April 2013 that he would run for Mayor of Boston in the 2013 mayoral election but he resigned from the Trades Council position in April 2013 after formally announcing his bid for mayor.
  • Walsh received a plurality of the vote, among twelve candidates in the mayoral preliminary election, with 18.4% of the vote on 24th September 2013 however, as a result, he advanced to the general election, facing second-place vote-getter Boston City Councilor John R. Connolly, who received 17.2% of the vote. He also defeated Connolly in the general election on 5th November 2013, with 51.5% of the vote, compared to Connolly's 48.1%.
  • As well, he was originally selected as the United States' bid city for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Walsh supported the bid.
  • After that, he received 62% of the vote in the preliminary election on 26th September 2017 though he advanced to the general election and faced second-place vote-getter, Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson, who had received 29% of the vote. Walsh defeated Jackson in the general election held on 7th November with 65% of the vote, compared to Jackson's 34%.
  • Boston area activists called on Walsh to reduce spending on the Boston Police Department by at least 10% for the 2021 fiscal budget during the 2020 uprisings against police violence. He instead diverted $12 million from police overtime spending, less than 3% of the overall department budget.
  • Also, he was recently nominated by president-elect Joe Biden to serve as Secretary of Labor on 7th January 2021. Should he be confirmed by the United States Senate, he will assume office on or after 20th January 2021.
  • Following Biden's announcement, Walsh tweeted, "Working people, labor unions, and those fighting every day for their shot at the middle class are the backbone of our economy and of this country. As Secretary of Labor, I'll work just as hard for you as you do for your families and livelihoods. You have my word."

Marty Walsh Personal Life

Reflecting on Marty Walsh's personal life, he is an unmarried guy. Whereas regarding his relationship status, he is in a romantic relationship with his long-time girlfriend Lorrie Higgins. The pair's relationship is exceptional till now and hopes they will be soonly seen as husband and wife. Furthermore, talking about his sexual orientation, he is straight. Additionally, he is a recovering alcoholic, with more than twenty years of continuous sobriety in a twelve-step program.

Mayor Marty Walsh and Lorrie Higgins

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Marty Walsh Net Worth

Moving towards Marty Walsh's net worth, he has a worth of around $1 million to $5 million as of 2020 whereas he has also a fine amount of salary too which is around $199,000 per year. Walsh was named head of the Boston Building Trades, a position that came with a $175,000 yearly salary. He instead diverted $12 million from police overtime spending, less than 3% of the overall department budget. In addition, his major source of income is from his political career.

Marty Walsh Body Measurement

Marty Walsh is a handsome and adaptable politician who stands at a perfect height with a balanced body weight. His heartwarming smile, his entire demeanor, and his gradual escalating popularity in politics make him the perfect catch. Walsh has dark brown hair and eyes color as his body build type is average. He was diagnosed with childhood cancer and underwent several years of chemotherapy before being declared cancer-free. 

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