(WWLP) – There were many candidates who ran unopposed on Election Day. 22News is working for you with a look at who’s new in office and who was re-elected without opposition.
New legislators elected without opposition
Jo Comerford, a Democrat from Northampton, won her party’s primary with a write-in campaign in the Hampshire, Franklin, and Worcester Senate District, replacing former Senate President Stanley Rosenberg. Comerford ran unopposed in Tuesday’s Midterm Election.
Northampton Democrat Lindsay Sabadosa ran unopposed in the 1st Hampshire District, after winning her party’s nomination in the September primary. The seat became vacant after the death of longtime Rep. Peter Kocot earlier this year.
In the 1st Franklin District, Sunderland Democrat Natalie Blais came out on top in a crowded field in the September primary, and faced no general election opposition.
Amherst Democrat Mindy Domb technically faced opposition on the ballot from incumbent independent Rep. Solomon Goldstein-Rose in the 3rd Hampshire District, but Goldstein-Rose ended his campaign prior to the primary and endorsed Domb.
Re-elected without opposition
The following local lawmakers were re-elected without general election opposition this year: U.S. Rep. Richard Neal (D-Springfield), State Senators Jim Welch (D-West Springfield) Eric Lesser (D-Longmeadow), Don Humason (R-Westfield), and Adam Hinds (D-Pittsfield), and State Representatives John Velis (D-Westfield), Aaron Vega (D-Holyoke), Mike Finn (D-West Springfield), Thomas Petrolati (D-Ludlow), Joe Wagner (D-Chicopee), Jose Tosado (D-Springfield), Carlos Gonzalez (D-Springfield), and Bud Williams (D-Springfield).