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Carlos Gonzalez launches campaign for 10th Hampden District

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

Another candidate has thrown his name into the race for 10th Hampden District.

Carlos Gonzalez launched his campaign on Tuesday night at the Biergarten in Springfield on Main Street.

The Democratic candidate is the president and founder of the Massachusetts Latino Chamber of Commerce.

He's one of three Democrats vying for the seat left vacant by Cheryl Coakley-Rivera, and he ran against her more than a decade ago.

"Folks know me. I'm a tireless servant. I'm passionate about working on behalf of my community. I will help and support programs that create jobs and opportunity, public safety initiatives as well as increase our education," Gonzalez said. 

Ivette Hernandez and Springfield City Councilor Melvin Edwards are also vying for the seat.

The three will face off in the Democratic primary on Sept. 9.

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