Springfield Mayoral Election 2019



     There has been a jolt in the race for mayor in the largest city in western Massachusetts.


      A retired advocacy journalist has kicked off a campaign to become mayor of the third-largest city in Massachusetts.  She faces an uphill effort against a well-liked, albeit controversial, incumbent.

Matys O'Connell via Twitter

      With the deadline passed for candidates to turn in nomination papers, the municipal election picture is coming into focus in the largest city in western Massachusetts.    A discussion is also underway about taking steps to boost voter turnout, which in recent local elections in Springfield has been anemic.