HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) – State Representative Don Humason kicked off his campaign for State Senate Monday night at the “Wherehouse?” in Holyoke.
Humason currently represents Westfield in the Massachuetts State House.
He’s had that seat for six terms.
He says the 2nd Hampden and Hampshire senate seat is a natural “next step.”
“Now with Michael Knapik’s departure it leaves a great vacancy and a void in the state, one that I think I can fill apptly. I hit the ground running, I was well trained by my former boss Mike Knapik. I think I have the ability to move seamlessly from the house to the senate.”
Fellow Republican and Veteran’s Service Officer Michael Franco is also running to for the seat.
The Democrats running are Easthampton Mayor Michael Tautznik, Holyoke City Councilor David Bartley and Holyoke Fire Commission Chairman Christopher Hopewell.
There’s a primary election on October 8th.
The two party winners will then face off on November 5th.