HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Holyoke police officer Patrick Leahy has declared victory, and will take on incumbent Sen. Don Humason in November, as the Democratic candidate in the 2nd Hampden and Hampshire senate district.
With 84% of precincts reporting, Leahy received 5,502 votes or 72%, over Holyoke Fire Commission Chairman Christopher Hopewell, who received 2,189 votes or 28%.
The 2nd Hampden and Hampshire District includes all of Agawam, Easthampton, Granville, Holyoke, Montgomery, Russell, Southampton, Southwick, Tolland, and Westfield, as well as a portion of the city of Chicopee. It has been represented by Humason, a Westfield Republican, since last year, when he won a special election to replace longtime Sen. Michael Knapik (R-Westfield).