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Humason, Bartley To Face Off For Mass. Senate Seat

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Massachusetts Republican State Representative David Humason Jr. and Democratic City Councilor David Bartley of Holyoke will face off in the November 5 election to succeed longtime western Massachusetts state Senator Michael Knapik.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports that Bartley defeated Easthampton Mayor Michael Tautznik in Tuesday's preliminary election in the 2nd Hampden-Hampshire District. Humason defeated Michael Franco, Holyoke veterans' services officer.

Knapik, a Republican, served 22 years in the Legislature. He stepped down in August to become Westfield State University's executive director of university advancement.

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