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Boston Police Commissioner William Gross considering mayoral run

BOSTON — Boston Police Commissioner William Gross says he’s giving a mayoral run “deep consideration” and that it’s an honor to be considered for the position given what he describes as “anti-police sentiment.”

He also says that it’s just too soon to throw his hat in the ring.

“Whether it’s mayor or not, we need to work on healing this city, bringing it back together, because it’s gonna be a hell of a time bringing the businesses and everything back together,” said Gross. “And we need to do that together. Not far left and far right. This is Boston, where the country began. Let’s work on that.”

Gross is not the only one contemplating a run for Walsh’s seat. State representative, Dr. Jon Santiago said on Boston 25 Morning News, he’s seriously considering running this year and having preliminary conversations with his family, friends and staff.

“This election will be the most consequential race in the city of Boston,” said Santiago. “And we are in a crisis of epic proportions that has ravaged the economy and the public health system. And I think the opportunity to lead the city through this end of this crisis is incredibly appealing. And I also think that my experience in government, medicine and the military really lends itself towards that.”

Gross and Santiago would join Boston city councilors Andrea Campbell and Michelle Wu who announced their candidacies last year. Wu just secured two major endorsements over the weekend from environmental action organization Sunrise Movement and former presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren.


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