Domenic Sarno wins reelection, becomes longest-serving mayor in Springfield’s history

Nov 07, 2019 221

BY: Stephanie Barry

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno coasted to a fifth term Tuesday, becoming the longest-serving mayor in the city’s history. First elected in 2007, Sarno bested challenger Yolanda Cancel by a wide margin — 11,848 votes to 3,587 — but said victories feel short-lived as the mayor of an urban center.

“You can’t dwell on your victories for too long in this job. There’s always another fire to put out,” said Sarno, adding that he dedicated this campaign to his 83-year-old father, Alfonso Sarno, a retired barber and Italian immigrant.

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