Farley-Bouvier re-nominated in 3rd Berkshire District

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Democratic candidates in the 3rd Berkshire District: Michael Bloomberg and Tricia Farley-Bouvier.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Incumbent State Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier has won the Democratic nomination in the 3rd Berkshire District, beating back a strong challenge from Pittsfield resident Michael Bloomberg.

With all 14 precincts reporting, Farley-Bouvier has come out on top with 2,687 votes or 54% over Bloomberg with 2,305 or 46%.

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Farley-Bouvier will now face Pittsfield City Councilor Christopher Connell, who is running as an independent.

Farley-Bouvier is the only incumbent western Massachusetts legislator to face a primary challenge this year. She won a special election to represent the 3rd Berkshire House seat back in 2011, replacing Rep. Christopher Speranzo, who took a position as a clerk-magistrate. Farley-Bouvier was elected to a full term in 2012, and re-elected in 2014.

Bloomberg is a 2008 graduate of Pittsfield High School and a 2012 graduate of UMass-Amherst. He is a first cousin once removed of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The 3rd Berkshire District includes most of Pittsfield, except for the far northeastern corner of the city.

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Map showing the 3rd Berkshire House District, colored in Peach. The district includes nearly all of the City of Pittsfield.
Map showing the 3rd Berkshire House District, colored in Peach. The district includes nearly all of the City of Pittsfield.

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