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Humason Wins State Senate Race

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Humason Wins State Senate Race

(Westfield, MA) — State Rep Don Humason has been elected as the new State Senator from the Hampden and Hampshire 2nd District. The Westfield Republican defeated Holyoke Democrat David Bartley by a 51-to-49-percent margin. Humason will take the seat formerly held by Mike Knapik, who left for a job with Westfield State University. Humason was Knapik’s chief of staff before being elected to the House.

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