SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – There was no race for mayor in Springfield this year, as Mayor Domenic Sarno is in the middle of a four-year term. Residents in Springfield did, however, have the chance to vote for their next city councilors and school committee members
City Council At-Large
Incumbent Springfield City Councilors Bud Williams and Timothy Rooke did not seek re-election this year, meaning at least two new councilors would be elected this year. There are five seats total on Springfield’s City Council At-Large.
Incumbents Thomas Ashe, Kateri Walsh, Justin Hurst have been re-elected to Springfield City Council At-Large.
Jesse Lederman and Timothy Ryan have also been elected as new members of Springfield City Council At-Large.
Lederman received the fourth most votes with 11 percent of the total vote for Springfield City Council At-Large. Lederman told 22News that the focus of his campaign started in the neighborhoods of the City of Springfield.
“I think what’s most important is that the focus of the campaign is ensuring that ours streets get plowed, ensuring that 911 calls get answered, and keep the people here in the City of Springfield,” Lederman told 22News.
The total voter turnout in Springfield was 10 percent.
City Council Ward 2
Incumbent Michael Fenton has been re-elected to Ward 2 City Council, beating out challenger Kency Gilet.
City Council Ward 3
Incumbent Melvin Edwards has been re-elected to Ward 3 City Council, beating out challenger Kevin Dumpson.
City Council Ward 4
Incumbent E. Henry Twiggs has been re-elected to Ward 4 City Council, beating out challenger Robert Kelly.
City Council Ward 6
Incumbent Kenneth Shea has been re-elected to Ward 6 City Council, beating out challenger Bob Collamore.
School Committee At-Large
Incumbent Denise Hurst has been re-elected to School Committee At-Large.
LaTonia Naylor has also been elected to School Committee At-Large.
School Committee District 2
Incumbent Barbara Gresham has been re-elected to District 2 School Committee, beating out challenger Stephanie Murchison-Brown.
School Committee District 4
Incumbent Peter Murphy has been re-elected to District 4 School Committee, beating out challenger Zaida Govan.