NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Patrick Cahillane, the assistant superintendent of the Hampshire County Jail, has won a three-way Democratic primary for Sheriff of Hampshire County.
With all precincts reporting, Cahillane received 7,761 votes or 58% compared to Melissa Perry’s 4,828 votes or 36% and Kavern Lewis’s 684 votes or 5%.
Election officials said that voter turnout was not as high as they had hoped.
Incumbent Sheriff Robert Garvey started in 1984 and has won every re-election since. He was at Cahillane’s campaign party at the Platform Sports Bar in Northampton Thursday evening, congratulating him. Cahillane said he hopes to get the opportunity to expand on Sheriff Garvey’s work in community involvement.
“The support has been fantastic. I mean you hear the voices behind you, these are all good people that came out and helped me walk down this path. So it’s been an exciting day, it’s been an exciting evening and I’m just humbled that we did this,” Cahillane said.
Cahillane will now face Republican David Isakson in the November election.
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