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December 17, 2017
WFCR Local News
WFCR Local News
Pundits Speculate on the Shift in Springfield Leadership
(2007-11-09)
(wfcr) - With the 2007 municipal elections over, pundits and voters in Springfield, Massachusetts are still trying to make sense of the mayor's race in which City Councilor Domenic Sarno defeated incumbent Charlie Ryan. Heather Brandon, author of the blog Urban Compass, says she thinks Sarno's message of change appealed to many voters weary of the fiscal restraints of the recent years.

Brandon says it's also a huge loss for supporters of Ryan, who she says has made tremendous strides in stabilizing the city. She says she thinks Ryan's campaign could have done a better job of promoting his achievements to voters who don't closely watch city government.
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