AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – Officials in Agawam hosted a meet-the-candidates event Tuesday night ahead of their upcoming town elections.

At the Agawam Public Library an informal meet-and-greet for candidates in the municipal election in Agawam took place. Residents had the chance to ask questions and learn what candidates would do if elected.

This comes before the preliminary election set for October 10th, to narrow down the candidates for Mayor. In November voters will elect a new Mayor, members of the City Council and School Committee.

Mayor William Sapelli is not seeking reelection. There are four candidates running to fill the two-year seat Andy A. Motefusco, Cecilia P. Calabrese, William J. Clark, and Christopher C. Johnson.

Voters in attendance, telling 22News, it’s important to make future town leaders accessible to residents. “People like to know what decisions are being made, the basis of the decisions, and there’s a lot of issues that are important, like infrastructure, water and sewer, and the high school,” expressed Corinne Wingard of Agawam. “Just the open communication really makes a difference.”

Registration to vote for the preliminary election is September 29th. The general election is held on November 7th, and the voter registration deadline to vote then is October 27th.

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