The outlook for Westfield is bright. The state of our city is strong. From where I stand, that’s a good thing. I hope things are good because I love Westfield, and I am her new mayor. I’ve been on the job for five weeks. Prior to becoming Westfield’s mayor I served for six years as the state senator for the 11 Western Massachusetts communities that make up the 2nd Hampden & Hampshire District after serving five-and-a-half terms in the House of Representatives.