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Category Archives: Springfield Municipal Election 2023

Hurst Sarno

Top Six Takeaways from the Preliminary for the City Founded in 1636…

SPRINGFIELD—Mayor Domenic Sarno and City Councilor Justin Hurst’s advancement to the mayoral preliminary was the result the city’s chattering classes had been expecting for nearly a year. However, a reductionist understanding of what happened risks missing real lessons in the wake of the election.

Oakley Delgado

Oh Brave New Springfield That Has Such At-Large Candidates in It…

SPRINGFIELD—In the waning weeks of the preliminary campaign here, candidates for the five at-large City Council seats face a big challenge: standing out. Two Council retirements and a competitive mayoral race has yielded a historic 20 candidates for the September 12 at-large preliminary.