Aaron Vega sworn-in to represent Holyoke in House of Representatives

BOSTON (WWLP) — Sixteen new lawmakers were sworn into the House of Representatives on Wednesday, including Holyoke Representative Aaron Vega.

Vega, a Democrat, is the only newcomer to the Legislature from Western Massachusetts. He told 22News that his focus this session will be on job creation and finding ways to make growing businesses easier for young entrepreneurs.

Rep. Vega echoed House Speaker Robert DeLeo’s call for transportation and infrastructure development, and says he and plans to make sure Holyoke has a voice in those talks.

“The state is often our ally, but sometimes, though, they don’t know our story in Holyoke and sometimes they’re an obstacle. So, when I look at revitalizing downtown and re-use of old buildings, I think we need to tell the story of and tell what we need here in Boston, how they’re going to be able to help us in Western Mass,” Vega said.

Representative Vega has served two terms as a Holyoke City Councilor at-large. He won a three-way election in November over Republican City Councilor Linda Vacon and Independent Jerry Hobert.

Vacon was born in South Holyoke and owns a yoga studio in the city with his wife, Debra.

Copyright 2014 WWLP TV. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

Political Pulse

Did you like this article? Vote it up or down! And don't forget to add your comments below!

No
Like It
 
Don't Like It
 
 
 

Comments

We welcome your thoughtful comments. Be the first to participate in the discussion. All comments will display your username and avatar.

 

Add a Comment

Sign in or join now to post a comment. All comments will display your username and avatar.

 


Massachusetts (change)

 
Welcome to Massachusetts onPolitix, powered by 22News. Trust onPolitix for your latest state, local, and national political news. onPolitix is just another way 22News is working for you.
 
Offices & Officials

Governor: Deval Patrick
Lieutenant Governor: Tim Murray
Attorney General: Martha Coakley
Secretary of State: Bill Galvin

Contacting the White House and Congress

Click the links below to get in touch with your elected officials.