John Velis defeats Dan Allie with 53 percent of vote - CBS 3 Springfield - WSHM

John Velis defeats Dan Allie with 53 percent of vote in special election

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WESTFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

Democrat John Velis has been voted the new representative for the 4th Hampden District, defeating Republican Dan Allie.

Velis took 53 percent of the vote and will work as a state representative for the remaining seven months of the term that now state Sen. Don Humason left. 

Velis is a lawyer and a captain in the Army Reserves. 

There was a 21 percent voter turnout with just more than 5,000 ballots cast.

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