The last election in Holyoke has ended Friday. A recount of the Ward 5 City Council produced the same numbers released in the city’s unofficial tally. City Clerk Brenna Murphy McGee announced that incumbent Linda Vacon has indeed prevailed over her challenger Guy O’Donnell.
Before a single voter had cast a ballot in Holyoke’s election, five seats were going to change. Voters filled those five seats, but they also overturned incumbents in two at-large seats, an extraordinary event for such a multi-seat race.
HOLYOKE—In an historic election at the edge of new era for the Paper City, voters sided with Joshua Garcia, installing the city’s first mayor of Puerto Rican heritage. The results bring to conclusion a drama that began 10 months ago when then-mayor Alex Morse retired
HOLYOKE—A bit of polite feistiness has joined the campaign trail here as the mayoral campaign winds down. Blandford Town Administrator Joshua Garcia and at-large City Councilor Michael Sullivan have jousted in three debates thus far. A fourth scheduled for Thursday. On Wednesday, Garcia got an
HOLYOKE—A little over three weeks ago, Joshua Garcia, a former School Committee member and Blandford’s Town Administrator, roared into the November 2 mayoral general election here. Yet, Garcia still placed second in the initial round.
HOLYOKE—The first completely open race for mayor in 12 years crossed its first threshold as voters whittled down a powerhouse seven-person field to two contenders for November. At-large Councilor Michael Sullivan and Blandford Town Administrator Joshua Garcia will go on to the general election.
Readers may have noticed that there are seven candidates running for mayor, but only five were profiled. Still, it is very possible that one of them will advance beyond the Tuesday preliminary.
HOLYOKE—Gloria Caballero-Roca has been around the world and her academic research has taken even further. But after a life crisscrossing the globe and the humanities, her next task is running for mayor of Hampden County’s fourth largest city.
HOLYOKE—The Town of Blandford needed a new administrator. Eventually, Joshua Garcia would get the job permanently. His experience in municipal services has become foundational in his campaign for mayor of Holyoke.
HOLYOKE—There is one candidate for whom unity is truly central. It anchors the attitude and direction of both his campaign and the mayor’s office William Glidden would run.