Anthony Soto Draws Support at Chinatown Campaign Event

By Xinming Li,

Boston, August 31, 2015, — After attending the August Moon Festival, Mr. Anthony Soto, candidate for Mayor of Holyoke was back in Chinatown on August 25. Mr. Soto and his wife Lisa Wong, Mayor of Fitchburg, greeted dozens of supporters at Empire Garden Restaurant, including State Treasurer Goldberg, Vice Mayor of Cambridge Dennis Benzan, and CCBA-NE president Hung Goog.
Soto and Wong hold a copy of Sampan newspaper with their picture on the front page(photos by Xinming Li).

Soto is a currently Holyoke city councilor for Ward 2. He and Wong got married last November. Wong is not running for re-election this year due to residency requirements as she will move to Holyoke after leaving the mayor’s office in January 2016.

“You can tell what kind of person Mr. Soto is by the person he married,” said Goldberg while introducing Soto. She praised both Soto and Wong for their dedicated services to their communities.
Hung Goon (2nd from left) introduces State Treasurer Goldberg(middle) at the event(photo by Xinming Li).

“I will expand community policing and programs, especially for our youth, just as I did while on the boards of Head Start and the Holyoke Medical Center,” said Soto.

The three candidates for Holyoke’s mayoral race are: incumbent Mayor Alex B. Morse, Soto, and Fran O’Connell. The primary election will be held on Spet. 22. The top two vote-getters will face off in the Nov. 3 general election.

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