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Sullivan, Garcia Advance In Holyoke Mayoral Race

Kenneth C. Zirkel
Holyoke voters in November will choose a new occupant for the mayor's office in Holyoke City Hall.

Voters in November will elect city's first new mayor in a decade

The final matchup is set in the race to be the next mayor of Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Michael Sullivan and Joshua Garcia topped a seven-person field in Tuesday’s preliminary election.

Sullivan, a three-term at-large City Councilor in Holyoke, received 28 percent of the vote. Garcia, who is Town Administrator in Blandford, had 22 percent according to unofficial results.

In November, voters in Holyoke will elect the city’s first new mayor in a decade. Alex Morse resigned last March to become administrator of Provincetown.

For analysis of the election, WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Matt Szafranski, Editor-in-Chief of Western Mass Politics & Insight.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.