The confirmation of John Kerry as Secretary of State starts the third senate contest in Massachusetts since 2010.
The special election to fill Kerry’s unexpired senate term is expected to be held on June 25th. Gladys Oyola, the city of Springfield’s election commissioner said it’s a good date, as it is just after schools close but before the busy vacation season.
Democratic Congressman Ed Markey is the only announced candidate for the special election ,so far. Governor Patrick will name an interim appointee to fill Kerry’s seat until the special election.