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After 10 Years On Springfield City Council, E. Henry Twiggs Not Seeking Reelection

A prominent community and civil rights leader in Springfield, Massachusetts is retiring from public office.

     E. Henry Twiggs has decided not to seek reelection this November to the City Council.

     Twiggs has represented Ward 4 since 2009 when Springfield first adopted ward representation on the City Council.

     Now 80-years old, Twiggs marched with Martin Luther King in Selma in 1965, and was a vice president with the Congress of Racial Equality.

     He was the longtime chairman of the Democratic City Committee in Springfield.

     Following Monday night’s City Council meeting, which was the first since Twiggs announced he would not run again, he spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.

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.
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