AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – Agawam Mayor Bill Sapelli has been elected for a third two-year term in office.
Mayor Bill Sapelli remains the mayor of Agawam but he acknowledged his opponent Charlie Alvanos who fought hard for votes in the weeks leading up to Election Day. 22News met up with Bill Sapelli and his supporters at the Italian sporting Club, where his campaign held a watch party as the results came in from polling locations all over town.
“Four years ago, my goal was to unite local and state government, if you watched city council meetings you’ve seen that’s happened. We’ve accomplished a lot together, you can’t do it alone,” said Sapelli.
Alvanos on the other hand, was at Kaptain Jimmy’s, hoping to upset Sapelli, “Put Agawam first. No matter what happens tonight, putting Agawam first is the priority. It’s been a great honor to meet all the people that I’ve met throughout this campaign. It’s been a lot of fun, a great experience, no matter what happens today we come out a winner.”
Also on the ballot this year, Agawam has an 11-member City Council, which is all elected at-large. All 11 incumbent councilors were running for re-election, with two non-incumbent candidates hoping to win seats. There were 10 candidates (four of whom are incumbents) running for six seats on the School Committee, which is also elected at-large. You can view those results below:
Polling hours in Agawam were held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.