Many years ago I became friends with Mayor Menino when we used to visit the youth of Boston. He always placed a high priority on helping young people and I was impressed by his huge heart, his core values and his integrity. As I grew to know him better, I also realized that he was a true leader with sound values and a purpose driven work ethic. Although we have differed on some political views, I honor him and would trust him in leading Boston through these difficult times.
- John Hannah