HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Acting Holyoke Mayor Terrence Murphy announced that he will not be running for mayor this November.
Murphy said he will also not be seeking to return to serve as Ward 2 city councilor. Murphy was sworn in as the new acting mayor after City Council President Todd McGee briefly stepped in the position following former Mayor Alex Morse’s resignation.
“I am trying to turn this city for the better,” said Murphy. “I want to unite us and I want to do it so whoever gets here in November is going to be in a position to be successful.”
Six candidates are currently in the run for mayor, including Holyoke City Councilors Rebecca Lisi and Michael J. Sullivan.
There will be a general election to fill the seat in November.
Former Mayor Alex Morse resigned on March 26 to become the Town Manager of Provincetown on Cape Cod.