State Rep Orlando Ramos Running for Springfield Mayor

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By Michael P. Norton
State House News Service

State Representative Orlando Ramos (D-Springfield) is joining the group of office-seekers who would like to topple Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, a bid that if successful could prompt the second-term lawmaker’s early departure from the Massachusetts Legislature.

Ramos joined the state House of Representatives in 2020, during the early months of the pandemic, and announced plans Thursday, February 16 to run for mayor.

“As City Councilor, I lowered property taxes for seniors and got illegal dirt bikes off the streets. As State Rep, I stopped the biomass plant, ensured small businesses were included in sports betting and secured millions of dollars for Springfield,” Ramos tweeted Thursday morning.

Describing himself as a “union carpenter, and a proud girl Dad,” Ramos asserted that he’s “the only candidate with City and State experience ready to move Springfield forward.”

The just-reelected Springfield Democrat will not have to give up his House seat to run in the September 12 preliminary election and November 7 general election, though he will likely need to resign if he wins.

The other challengers, so far, are Springfield City Councilor Justin Hurst, City Council president Jesse Lederman, and mental health professional David Ciampi.


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