WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Westfield Police Captain Mike McCabe announced he’s a candidate for mayor of Westfield Thursday afternoon.
22News caught up with Captain McCabe outside city hall, surrounded by supporters that included his family and some of his criminal justice students at Westfield State University.
McCabe is 57 years old and has served with the Westfield Police Department for 34-years.
Captain McCabe loves his city, but he told 22News there is room for improvement. “There are some obvious infrastructure issues,” he said. “There are water issues…issues with roads and their constant need for repairs.”
Current mayor Brian Sullivan announced he won’t be running for re-election in January.
So far, there’s only one other declared candidate. State Senator Don Humason announced in March that he’ll be running for mayor.
Both McCabe and Humason are Republicans, but this will be a non-partisan election.