After Long Career In Politics, Springfield State Rep Jose Tosado Announces Retirement | WAMC

After Long Career In Politics, Springfield State Rep Jose Tosado Announces Retirement

Jan 29, 2020

State Rep. Jose Tosado (D) announced Wednesday that he will not run for re-election to a fourth term representing Springfield's 9th Hampden District on Beacon Hill. His political career started on the Springfield School Committee in the 1990s. He was the first Latino on the Springfield City Council.
Credit Jose Tosado, official photo

After a more than a 20-year career in politics in the largest city in western Massachusetts, State Representative Jose Tosado of Springfield said he is going to retire.

Tosado, a Democrat, announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election to a fourth term representing the city’s 9th Hampden District.

A social worker by profession before he was elected to the state legislature in 2014, Tosado was the first Latino to serve on the Springfield City Council.  

His retirement announcement came one day after Democratic State Rep. Aaron Vega of Holyoke said he would not seek a new term in the legislature.

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Tosado.