My name is Attorney Justin J. Hurst and I am running for election to the Springfield City Council-At Large. I was born and raised in the city of Springfield and was educated in the Springfield Public School system. I am the devoted husband of School Committee member Denise M. Hurst and a proud father of Justin J Hurst Jr. I am committed to ensuring that my child has the same opportunities growing up in this great city that I was afforded.
As a concerned citizen, educator and small business owner in this city for many years, I have thought long and hard about ways in which I can have a greater impact on the citizens of Springfield. Having witnessed it first-hand through my parent’s involvement in politics for many years, I understand the effect strong leadership can have on this city. Recognizing the current challenges the city faces, I strongly believe that in order for Springfield to have a true renaissance we need to prioritize attracting and retaining families invested in our city just like mine.