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Rep. John Velis, Solemnly Sworn…

BOSTON—Four new state representatives were sworn into the Massachusetts House of Representative in what will likely be the penultimate ceremony of its kind before legislature’s formal session ends in July. Among those sworn was John Velis, a Westfield Democrat, whose historic win earlier this month

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Analysis: How the Westfield Was Won…

UPDATED 4/5/14 1:28: For clarification of third parties impression of the race. WESTFIELD—In a blistering loss for the Massachusetts Republican party, Democrat John Velis defeated the GOP’s Dan Allie in a special election to fill the 4th Hampden seat vacated by Don Humason last year.

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Endorsements on Parade: Whipping up Support for Velis…

This Tuesday, April 1st, Westfield faces a choice that is no laughing matter.  It will choose its next representative in the Massachusetts General Court, filling the seat Don Humason vacated to become State Senator.  While Humason still represents Westfield in the Senate, his constitency now