Holyoke is at a pivotal moment. Issues like preparing for climate change, transitioning to green energy, strengthening infrastructure, addressing structural inequities, managing finances, and enacting strategic plans and vision require many hands on deck pulling in the same direction.
Our PAC is dedicated to doing the research to make informed endorsements of candidates. We are watching all the meetings, reading all the documents, and sharing our information to keep Holyoke voters informed and hold elected officials accountable.
FOR A BETTER HOLYOKE
Holyoke needs effective leadership: people who put commonsense before political grudges and cronyism. It’s time for elected officials who will work to regain local control without backsliding on progress already made. Holyoke Forward/Holyoke Pa’lante will be endorsing a slate of candidates in the next race. We encourage a diverse field of candidates to run for City Council and School Committee in the next election.
If you are interested in running for office in Holyoke, here is more information about City Council and School Committee.
Nomination papers for the November 7th, 2023 election are due August 1st, 2023. Nomination papers require that a candidates collect at least 50 signatures from certified voters. If running for a ward race, the signatures need to be from certified voters in the ward. If running for an at large seat, the signatures can be from any certified voter citywide. Curious about the wards? Here's a map of all Holyoke wards. Candidates can obtain papers at City Hall. Once certified by the Registrar of Voters' office (Room 9), they can pick up nomination papers from the Clerk's office (Room 2).