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Simonelli Won’t Seek Fifth Term On Pittsfield City Council

A photo of Pittsfield Ward 7 City Councilor Anthony Simonelli
Pittsfield Ward 7 City Councilor Anthony Simonelli

Since 2011, Anthony Simonelli has represented Ward 7 on the Pittsfield, Massachusetts city council. On March 14th, he announced that he won’t seek reelection when his fourth two-year term expires at the end of the year, saying he wanted to spend more time with his family. Simonelli spoke with WAMC about his time in office, and what priorities remain as he finishes his term.

Josh Landes has been WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief since February 2018, following stints at WBGO Newark and WFMU East Orange. A passionate advocate for Western Massachusetts, Landes was raised in Pittsfield and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, receiving his bachelor's in Ethnomusicology and Radio Production. His free time is spent with his cat Harry, experimental electronic music, and exploring the woods.
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