It won't be a sleepy race for mayor of Springfield this time around
Three prominent politicians including a well-funded incumbent are running
The announcement this week by Springfield City Council President Jesse Lederman that he is running for mayor means there are now three high-profile experienced politicians in the race for the city’s top elective office.
Joining Lederman are five-term City Councilor Justin Hurst and incumbent Mayor Domenic Sarno, who has yet to formally announce a bid for a sixth-term, but has confirmed to WAMC that he is seeking re-election.
There is the possibility of another experienced politician joining the mayor’s race. Former City Councilor and current state legislator Orlando Ramos confirms he is a weighing a run for mayor.
For an update on the current state of the campaign, WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Matt Szafranski, Editor-in-Chief of Western Massachusetts Politics & Insight.