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Garlo Announces Candidacy for Hampden County’s 4th District

Source: The Westfield News, June 14, 2020

WESTFIELD – City native Matt Garlo has joined the race for Westfield’s state representative, the only Democrat among the four candidates.

Garlo is facing Republicans Dan Allie and Kelly Pease as well as Independent candidate Ethan Flaherty.

Garlo, a 2015 graduate of Westfield High School, said he always had an interest in politics.

“I thought I’d do behind-the-scenes work in voter registration or advocacy, but this opportunity is one I can’t pass up,” he said.


All about Western Mass elections

Source: Western Mass Politics and Insight, June 11, 2020

While some campaign activities remain on ice. One thing that marches forward unabated is the ballot itself. Secretary of the Commonwealth Bill Galvin has released his office’s list of candidates who have qualified for the September 1 Democratic and Republican ballots. As expected, there will be several contested races in the 413. More unusual is Republicans have contested primaries, too.