Chief of Policy and Strategic Planning, City of Boston
Mike Firestone is the Chief of Policy and Strategic Planning for the City of Boston and Mayor Michelle Wu. In this role, he works to advance Mayor Wu’s vision of a future-focused and growing city that is more affordable, racially equitable, and climate resilient. He previously served as an assistant attorney general and Chief of Staff to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey (2016-2019). In 2021, Mike founded and directed the Coalition to Protect Workers’ Rights and served as Interim Managing Director of the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School.
Previously, Mike led voter protection efforts for the Biden-Harris campaign in Michigan. In 2014, Mike managed Attorney General Healey’s campaign, for which he was named Campaign Manager of the Year by the American Association of Political Consultants. He previously served as the field director for U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in 2012 and U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) in 2008. Mike is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He lives in Boston with his wife, Betsy Gwin, and their two young children.