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Holyoke Voters Elect Joshua Garcia as 1st Latino Mayor

HOLYOKE — City voters elected their first Latino mayor in a wide margin that left a city councilor who has owned and operated two local businesses in second place.

Joshua Garcia, currently the town manager in Blandford and a former school committee member, beat Michael J. Sullivan 4,566-3,548 votes, Tuesday night.

Garcia will be the first Latino mayor to be elected in the city, where the Hispanic population rose to 53.9% of all residents in the 2020 census. Multiple Hispanic residents have served on the school committee and city council over the past decade.