3 Democrats running in primary for Hampshire County Sheriff

Cahillane, Lewis, and Perry running to replace Sheriff Robert Garvey

Democratic candidates for Hampshire County Sheriff. From left to right: Patrick Cahillane, Kavern Lewis, and Melissa Perry.

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The race to be the Democratic candidate for Hampshire County Sheriff will be decided Thursday.

The office has long been held by Sheriff Robert Garvey, who was first appointed in 1984 and has won re-election every time, starting in 1986. He is not seeking re-election this year.

Three members of his party are looking to replace him: Patrick Cahillane, the assistant superintendent of the Hampshire County Jail, Kavern Lewis, who does security work, and Melissa Perry, who is the behavioral health nursing director at Holyoke Medical Center.

The winner of Thursday’s primary will face Republican David Isakson in the November election.

Remember to stay with 22News and WWLP.com throughout the night for the latest results.

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