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Marty Walsh
Official portrait as Secretary of Labor
Official portrait, 2021
Governor of the United States Postal Service
Assuming office
Appointed byJoe Biden
SucceedingLee Moak
6th Executive Director of the National Hockey League Players' Association
Assumed office
March 13, 2023
Preceded byDonald Fehr
29th United States Secretary of Labor
In office
March 23, 2021 – March 11, 2023
PresidentJoe Biden
DeputyJulie Su
Preceded byEugene Scalia
Succeeded byJulie Su (acting)
Mayor of Boston
In office
January 6, 2014 – March 22, 2021
Preceded byThomas Menino
Succeeded byMichelle Wu
Kim Janey (acting)
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 13th Suffolk district
In office
April 12, 1997 – January 3, 2014
Preceded byJames T. Brett
Succeeded byDaniel J. Hunt
General Agent of the Boston Building Trades Council
In office
January 2011 – April 2013
Preceded byJames Coyle
Succeeded byBrian Doherty[1]
Personal details
Martin Joseph Walsh

(1967-04-10) April 10, 1967 (age 57)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationBoston College (BA)
WebsiteOfficial website

Martin Joseph "Marty" Walsh (born April 10, 1967) is an American politician. Walsh was the 29th United States Secretary of Labor from March 23, 2021 to March 11, 2023. He was the 54th Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts from 2014 until 2021.[2] He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1997 until 2014 and representing the Thirteenth Suffolk district.

On January 7, 2021 then President-elect Joe Biden nominated Walsh to be United States Secretary of Labor under his administration.[3] The nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 22, 2021, by a vote of 68–29.[4][5]

On February 7, 2023, it was reported that Walsh would leave the Biden Cabinet to become head of the NHLPA, the NHL players' union.[6]

On February 29, 2024, President Biden nominated Walsh to serve as a governor of the United States Postal Service.[7] Walsh is nominated to the seat left vacant by the departure of Lee Moak.[8][7]

References[change | change source]

  1. Metzger, Andy (January 9, 2014). "Doherty Tapped to take Walsh's post at Building Trades" (PDF). dotnews.com. Dorchester Reporter. Retrieved 14 July 2023.
  2. "Marty Walsh Re-Elected As Mayor Of Boston". WBZ-TV. November 7, 2017. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  3. Lynch, David J.; Stein, Jeff; Rosenberg, Eli; Freedman, Andrew. "Biden to name Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo as commerce secretary, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for labor". Retrieved January 8, 2021 – via www.washingtonpost.com.
  4. "Marty Walsh confirmed as Secretary of Labor".
  5. "Senate confirms Walsh as Labor Secretary".
  6. "Walsh leaving Biden's cabinet to run NHLPA, sources say". WCVB. 2023-02-07. Retrieved 2023-02-07.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Ganley, Shaun (29 February 2024). "President Biden nominates former Boston mayor for governor". WCVB. Retrieved 29 February 2024.
  8. "Nominations Sent to the Senate". The White House. 29 February 2024. Retrieved 1 March 2024.