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Bowler wins Democrats nomination for Berkshire County Sheriff

Sep 07, 2022 12:45 pm

Amanda Burke reports for The Berkshire Eagle that Thomas Bowler won the Democratic primary election for sheriff of Berkshire County. And since there is no Republican running, he will have a third six-year term as sheriff. Bowler beat challenger Alfred E. "Alf" Barbalunga, the chief probation officer of the Southern Berkshire District Court, with 80 percent of the vote. Celebrating his victory at the Berkshire Hills Country Club, fireworks erupted outside, visible through the windows behind Bowler. “Those are illegal in Massachusetts,” Bowler quipped. “We got a permit!” someone shouted, drawing laughter from the crowd. "We are going to continue to try and give you the quality of life that each and every one of you deserve,” Bowler said at the event. In the race for Massachusetts governor, Maura Healey won the Democrats nomination, and Geoff Diehl will be the Republican nominee in the general election in November. Read more about this story in The Berkshire Eagle.