Special Election Scheduled for Westfield, Mass. House Seat

A special election for Westfield’s vacant seat in the Massachusetts House was scheduled Monday, nearly two months after Republican Don Humason moved to the state senate. The special election will be held on april 1st. Westfield Republican Committee Chair Dan Allie – newly elected to the city council – says the committee is searching for a candidate, and he is considering a run.

“I’m certainly willing to do everything I can to help have a candidate, and we’ve been beating the bushes extensively, but that’s up to the committee, it’s not just my decision,” says Allie.

Allie says local Republicans will discuss choosing a nominee at a January caucus. Westfield Democrat John Velis has announced he is running for the seat. Nomination papers are due January 21st, with primaries scheduled for March 4th. The seat will be up for grabs again in the November general election.