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Alex Morse

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Alex Morse, mayor of Holyoke, Massachusetts, is the youngest mayor in the city's history and the second youngest in state history. He was sworn into office on January 3, 2012. Morse's main areas of focus for the community are early childhood literacy, building a local economy around art, innovation, and technology, supporting community policing initiatives, and marketing Holyoke as a great place to live and work. Morse graduated from Brown University in 2011 with a degree in Urban Studies. During his time at Brown, he worked as a youth career counselor at CareerPoint in Holyoke, and was mentored by former Providence mayor and current Congressman David Cicilline. He also served on the governor's LGBT commission.