Walczak said he plans to fine-tune his message and platform in the coming weeks, adding that he wants it to develop as he continues to talk to those in the communities he hopes to govern. He will have to quickly begin raising campaign funds.
Supporters, including former Boston elementary school principal Emily Shamieh, say those community roots are what makes him the right choice.
“Our meeting with him was tough, it was honest but it was supportive,” Shamieh said on Saturday night. “If Bill can do for Boston what he did for Codman Square we’re going to all be proud to have voted for him.”