Preliminary Election Results In Area

The results are in from Tuesday's preliminary elections in Springfield and Chicopee. 

In Springfield  city council races, incumbents Justin Hurst, Thomas Ashe, Kateri Walsh,  Michael Fenton, Melvin Edwards and E. Henry Twiggs received enough  votes to move on to the November 7th general election, along with  challengers Jesse Lederman, Timothy Ryan, Tracye Whitfield, Kelli  Moriarty-Finn, Victor Davila, Ernesto Cruz, Jynai McDonald, Kency Gilet,  Kevin Dumpson and Robert Kelly. 

In school committee races in Springfield,  incumbents Denise Hurst and Barbara Gresham advanced, along with  challengers James Ferrera, LaTonia Naylor, Ryan Hess, and Stephanie  Murchison-Brown.  

In a preliminary school committee race in Chicopee,  the top two names were Edward James Tanhauser, Junior and Trina  House-Labonte, unseating incumbent Dana Cutter. 

Voter turnout in both  cities was described as low by election officials.

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