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A Republican Is Now Vying For The 1st Berkshire District Seat

Christine Canning

Although Democrats have an enrollment advantage throughout the county, a Republican says she can win the special election for the 1st Berkshire District seat left vacant by the June death of state Representative Gailanne Cariddi. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen spoke with Christine Canning about her decision to run for the State House. 

Canning is the only Republican in the running. North Adams City Councilor Lisa Blackmer, Stephanie Bosley, daughter of former State Representative Daniel Bosley, former North Adams Mayor John Barrett and Kevin Towle, who worked as Cariddi’s legislative aide, will face off in a Democratic primary set for October 10th. The general election is November 7th.

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