Still not sure who you are going to vote for? There were so many races that were open and so many that were competitive this year, it is easy to be confused. However, with our last list of last minute endorsements, we hope you will
UPDATED 9/15/14 12:10PM: For clarity as to the other primary candidates not in attendance. EAST LONGMEADOW—With last Tuesday’s raucous primary over, the campaign office behind the Big Y near the Springfield line again lit up with activity as Eric Lesser and his campaign pivoted to
WESTFIELD—The usual term in the Massachusetts House of Representatives lasts two years, about 19 months of which is in session. After that campaigning begins anew. John Velis has had only about 106 days in session before he needs to prove himself to voters once again.
UPDATED 11:23PM: To reflect confirmation of details via other news reports and to correctly state a women is running for Gale Candaras’ seat. A previous version of this story said one was not. SPRINGFIELD—State Representative Cheryl Coakley-Rivera of the 10th Hampden district, Springfield’s only Hispanic
UPDATED 10:10PM: For clarity and to reflect a correction of Lesser’s age. He is 28, not 29 as previously given. His birthday is later this year CHICOPEE—The race to replace Senator Gale Candaras was already looking crowded before Friday. Two Ludlow town officials and a
The United States Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled its hearing for the nomination of Hampden County District Attorney Mark Mastroianni for federal district court. Next Tuesday, Mastroianni will appear in Washington for his date with destiny to discuss his nomination with members of the committee.
SPRINGFIELD—State Senator Gale Candaras announced Tuesday that she would be retiring from the State Senate and instead seek the Democratic nomination for Registrar of Probate. Surrounded by many of the Springfield area’s Beacon Hill delegation, legal professionals, Congressman Richard Neal, Mayor Domenic Sarno, incoming Senate President
UPDATED 1/21/14 11:40: PM: For breaking news related to this story, the original update has been reposted here. Tomorrow at 11:00 AM in Springfield Court Square, Senator Gale Candaras of the 1st Hampden and Hampshire Senate district is expected to simultaneously announce her retirement from
UPDATED 12:54PM: For confirmation Brewer is retiring and a previous version of this story indicated that Ludlow School Committee Member Chip Harrington would enter the 1st Hampden & Hampshire race as an independent. New information says he will run as a Democrat, setting up a primary
UPDATED 8:51PM: For confirmation that Ed Collins has filed with OCPF and additional details. With ten days left to 2013 and a host of open or possibly opening seats, it is little wonder that politicos are sniffing around for promotions and opportunities. In the span