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Martin J. WalshDEMDemocrat U.S. Secretary of Labor
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Martin Joseph Walsh (born April 10, 1967) is an American politician and trade union official who served as the mayor of Boston from 2014 to 2021 and as the 29th United States Secretary of Labor from 2021 to 2023. A member of the Democratic Party, Walsh resigned from his position as the US Secretary of Labor in March 2023 in order to accept a position as executive director of the National Hockey League Players' Association. Before his mayoralty, he served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the 13th Suffolk district from 1997 until 2014. As a trade union member, Walsh worked his way up to serve as the head of the Boston Building Trades Council from 2011 until 2013. Walsh was elected mayor of Boston in 2013 and was reelected in 2017. He was regarded as friendly towards real estate developers, and the city experienced a building boom during his mayoralty. He added policies to the city's zoning code that were inspired by the federal affirmatively furthering fair housing policy. He successfully negotiated for a 40-minute school day extension in Boston Public Schools. He also served on the leadership of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. During much of his mayoralty, Boston struggled with homelessness at Mass and Cass, a matter that was unresolved at the time Walsh departed from office.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
Boston College
Bachelor of Arts
The Newman School
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
United States Department of Labor
2021 - 2023
City of Boston, Massachusetts
2014 - 2021
Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives
1997 - 2014
Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives
Democratic State Committee
Ward 13 Democratic Committee
Other Experience1 - 16 of 16
Dorchester Allied Neighborhood Association
1995 - 1996
Columbia/Savin Hill Civic Association
1993 - 1995
Board of Directors
ADSL, present
Board of Directors
Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses, present
Board of Trustees
Neighborhood House Charter School, present
Committee Member
Little House Health Center, present
Little House Council Member, present
Murphy Community Council, present
Project DEEP, present
Daniel Marr Boys and Girls Club, present
Friends for Children, present
South Boston Collaborative Center, present
Home for Now, present
Savin Hill Youth Baseball, present
Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government
Former Chair
Ethics Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives