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Holyoke Mayoral Candidates are Alex Morse and Jeffrey Stanek

Morse and StanekHOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) — Voters in Holyoke have cast their ballots in favor of Alex Morse and Jeffrey Stanek as the next possible mayor for the city and the numbers were not too far apart on either candidate.

The preliminary election has resulted in incumbent mayor Alex Morse receiving 45% of the votes and Jeffrey Stanek emerging with 42% in support.

Both overwhelmingly beat out the other three candidates who were Daniel Szostkiewicz, James Santiago and Daniel Boyle.

We caught up with Morse and Stanek tonight to get their reaction on the results.

Morse told us, “We’re very, very excited about tonight’s win.  We are going to celebrate tonight.  But tomorrow it’s back out, knocking on doors.  Continue making phone calls, and getting the message out.  We gave the voters in this election the clear choice between continuing to move this city forward in a positive direction or to turn the city back in time.”

And when we spoke to Stanek he explained, “We’re feeling really good about the results.  I want to thank all the volunteers for helping me out.  Without all the volunteers we wouldn’t be where we are today.”

The two will now go head-to-head in the November 5 election.

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