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Sciarra, Warner Advance In Northampton Mayoral Race

Paul Tuthill
Northampton City Council President Gina-Louise Sciarra and transportation consultant Marc Warner are the finalists in the race for mayor in Northampton.

Northampton voters will elect a new mayor in November

Voters in Northampton, Massachusetts have narrowed the field for mayor to two following Tuesday’s preliminary election.

City Council President Gina-Louise Sciarra will face off against local businessman Marc Warner in November’s general election.

Sciarra received 61.6 percent of the vote with Warner second in the five-person field, according to final unofficial results.

Mayor David Narkewicz is not seeking re-election.

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

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.