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Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse Will Not Seek Re-Election

December 3, 2020

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse will not seek re-election next year.

Morse, 31, has served as the city’s mayor since 2012. He unsuccessfully challenged U.S. Representative Richard Neal (D-Springfield) in the Democratic primary in September in the First Congressional District in western Massachusetts earlier this year.

“When I was first elected, I expressed the desire to serve for ten years at most – enough time, I thought, to get some key goals across the finish line, and to secure a legacy we could be proud of,” Morse said, according to MassLive. “I firmly believe that our democracy works best when we create space for more voices and perspectives to influence the public sphere. So, with a municipal election year almost upon us, I feel it’s important to let you know that I will not be seeking re-election,” Morse, 31, wrote. “I intend to use my remaining year in office to build on our progress, to help us navigate this public health crisis, and to leave the city in the strongest possible position for my successor. I am eager to continue this work.”

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