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More Turnover In Western Massachusetts' Legislative Delegation

The Massachusetts State House
Jim Levulis

         Another state legislator from western Massachusetts is calling it quits.

Democratic State Representative Jose Tosado of Springfield is expected to announce this week that he will not seek re-election, according to Western Massachusetts Politics & Insight.

Earlier this week, State Rep. Aaron Vega of Holyoke, also a Democrat, said he would not run this year for a 5th term on Beacon Hill.

Meanwhile a special election is scheduled in March to fill the State Senate seat left vacant after Republican Don Humason become the mayor of Westfield.

For perspective on the legislative turnover, WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Western Mass Politics & Insight Editor-in-Chief Matt Szafranski.

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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