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Most elections for Massachusetts Legislature are uncontested

Paul Tuthill
Voters mark their ballots at a polling location in Springfield, Massachusetts in November 2018.

Open seats are where voters have choices

Nearly two-thirds of the seats in the Massachusetts legislature are uncontested on November election ballots.

In western Massachusetts, there is a two-person race with no incumbent running in the newly-drawn Hampden, Hampshire and Worcester Senate District.

In the Hampden and Hampshire District, a first-term Democratic State Senator has a Republican challenger.

As is the case throughout the state, there are few election contests in western Massachusetts this year for seats in the House side of the state legislature.

The exceptions include the 3rd, 7th and 8th Hampden Districts.

To breakdown these races, WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill Spoke with Matt Szafranski, Editor-In-Chief of Western Massachusetts 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.