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With Alex Morse Out, Speculation Begins On Who Will Run For Holyoke Mayor In 2021

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The winds of political change are blowing through Holyoke, Massachusetts. Mayor Alex Morse announced today that he will not be a candidate for reelection in 2021.First elected in 2011 at the age of 22, Morse said it was never his plan to stay in the mayor’s office more than 10 years. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Matt Szafranski, Editor-In-Chief of Western Mass Politics & Insight about Morse’s announcement and what it means for the 2021 election in Holyoke.

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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