Velis defeated Republican Dan Allie, a member of the Westfield City Council, 53 percent to 47 percent in a special election Tuesday for a state House seat representing Westfield.
Voters are choosing between Republican Dan Allie and Democrat John Velis.
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.
Don Humason was sworn in Wednesday as a member of the Massachusetts Senate. The Republican from Westfield previously served as a state representative for nearly 11 years.
Republicans will hang on to one of their few seats in the Massachusetts legislature. That’s after Don Humason of Westfield won a special election for state Senate Tuesday.
Voters in some western Massachusetts communities will go to the polls next Tuesday to fill the state senate seat formerly held by Republican Mike Knapik.
The candidates vying to fill the Massachusetts state senate seat formerly held by Mike Knapik debated each other Friday.
Voters Tuesday in parts of Hampden and Hampshire counties will narrow the field in the special election to replace former state Sen. Mike Knapik.