Bud Williams will stay on Springfield City Council

Williams said he will donate part of his salary to charity

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield’s new State Representative Bud Williams has decided he’ll hang onto his seat on the Springfield City Council.

Williams told 22News Monday night that, of all the people who contacted him about holding onto the two positions, not one encourage him to give up his council seat.

He said staying on the City Council will help him secure more state resources for the City of Springfield. He also said he will donate part of his $19,500 salary to charity, but he hasn’t yet decided how much.