Allen lost the Democratic primary to Eric Lesser by about 200 votes.
Springfield City Councilor Tim Allen says he’s still considering his options after falling short in a state Senate district primary, but he doesn’t have much time to make up his mind.
Out of more than 16,000 votes cast in the First Hampden and Hampshire Senate District, the tally shows Eric Lesser beat his closest opponent by fewer than 200.
The state commission ruled against an objection to Eric Lesser’s candidacy over questions of his residency.
Tim Allen is challenging the residency of fellow Democrat Eric Lesser in the 1st Hampden Hampshire senate race.
Mayor Domenic Sarno announced Wednesday that John Barbieri will take over upon the retirement of current Commissioner William Fitchet in May.