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Holyoke, Massachusetts elects nation’s youngest gay mayor

HOLYOKE, Mass. — Alex Morse, a 22-year-old graduate of Brown University, has just been elected mayor of Holyoke, Mass., a city of nearly 40,000 residents near Springfield.

Alex Morse

Morse, who was a Victory Fund-endorsed candidate, was on the organization’s “10 Races to Watch” list this year. In winning this race, Morse ousted incumbent Elaine Pluta.

“Alex is a force of nature, and proof that young LGBT Americans are determined to live authentic lives as they build their careers. We’re incredibly proud of the campaign he ran,” said Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Victory Fund.

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