More Turnover In Western Massachusetts' Legislative Delegation | WAMC

More Turnover In Western Massachusetts' Legislative Delegation

Jan 29, 2020

State Rep. Aaron Vega, a Democrat from Holyoke, is not seeking re-election this year to a fifth term. Democratic Rep. Jose Tosado of Springfield is reportedly planning to retire after a 20-year political career that included service on the Springfield City Council and School Committee.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

         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.