Adam Hinds elected to Senate in Berkshire-based district

Seat is being vacated by Sen. Benjamin Downing (D-Pittsfield)

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Candidates for the Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin, and Hampden Senate District. Adam Hinds (D-Pittsfield) is seen at left with Christine Canning (R-Lanesborough) at right.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Adam Hinds will represent the state’s largest and westernmost district in the Massachusetts Senate, 22News projects. The Pittsfield Democrat has won the race to represent the Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin, and Hampden District, over Lanesborough Republican Christine Canning.

With 76% of precincts reporting, Hinds is leading with 42,465 votes or 71% to Canning’s 17,336 votes or 29%.

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Hinds was the winner of a contested three-way Democratic primary in September, while Canning went unchallenged for her party’s nomination.
By far the largest district in either house of the legislature geographically, the seat is currently held by retiring Sen. Benjamin Downing (D-Pittsfield). It includes all of Berkshire County, western portions of Franklin and Hampshire Counties, and the Hampden County towns of Blandford and Chester.