Most elections for Massachusetts Legislature are uncontested
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.