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ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

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Paul Caccaviello Announces His Write-In Candidacy

Berkshire DA Paul Caccaviello to run as write- in candidate Berkshire District Attorney Paul Caccaviello, shown during his swearing-in ceremony last March, has decided to run as a write-in candidate after losing the Democratic primary. EAGLE FILE Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 10:09 am By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz, The Berkshire Eagle PITTSFIELD  After losing a primary earlier this month, Berkshire District Attorney Paul Caccaviello has announced he will mount a write-in campaign to hold onto his position. "I have to answer the call that I'm hearing from so many people throughout Berkshire County, to stay in this race for District Attorney," Caccaviello said Wednesday morning. "I'm answering the call from the grassroots organization that has formed, urging me to continue as a write-in candidate on the November ballot." Caccaviello, who said he is running because of a outpouring of support from the community, announced his write-in campaign in a statement Wednesday. "Many people, unenrolled voters, Independent, Republican and other others who could not take out a Democratic ballot with my name on it in the September Primary, want and should have their vote count," he  said in the statement. "These voters want and deserve a say in who will represent and protect them and their families as their District Attorney." Caccaviello lost to attorney Andrea Harrington by 585 votes in the three-way Democratic primary Sept. 4. Judith  Knight, a Great Barrington attorney, polled third in the race. Harrington, 43, of Richmond, ran on a pledge to reform the District Attorney's Office, which had been run by  David F. Capeless for 14 years until he retired in March. The governor appointed Caccaviello, who was first assistant district attorney at the time, as Capeless' successor. While Harrington had the public support of progressive community leaders in the city, including Mayor Linda Tyer, city councilors Kevin Morandi and Melissa Mazzeo and Berkshire County Sheriff Thomas Bowler were among Caccaviello's supporters. Caccaviello, who has worked in the Berkshire District Attorney's office for nearly 30 years, won in 14 of the county's 32 towns, while Harrington took 10 and Knight had eight. He   received   46   percent   of   the   Pittsfield   vote,   but   Harrington   won   in   key   municipalities   like   North   Adams   and   Great   Barrington.   In   Williamstown,   Harrington   saw   her   most   decisive   municipal   victory,   winning   59   percent of the vote with a 587-vote margin over   Caccaviello. After losing the primary, Caccaviello said running a write-in campaign was "something to consider." Knight showed up at Caccaviello's election gathering at Mazzeo's Ristorante to offer him her support after he conceded the race. "I'm proud of our campaign, the issue-oriented high-road we took and that we spent significantly less money than my opponent who achieved such a narrow margin of victory," Caccaviello said. The person elected to the office of the district attorney should not be someone in "pursuit of a political agenda," but rather someone dedicated to public safety, he said, adding that the support he's gotten "has been as humbling as compelling." Voters "must know that their DA is an experienced criminal attorney with a vast depth of knowledge," Caccaviello said. "Not a product manufactured by a powerful political machine." "Many of the voters who have reached out to me over the last two weeks have expressed two common concerns: the importance of a candidate's experience and demonstrated accomplishments, and what they view as money, support, and political influence on the race from outside of Berkshire County," he said in the statement. "I share those concerns and vow to redouble my efforts to keep the office of the District Attorney accountable to the people we serve and in the hands of competence, experience, and judgement  informed by the prosecution of 5,000 plus cases." This story will be updated.
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WRITE-IN PAUL

CACCAVIELLO ON

TUESDAY,

NOVEMBER 6

Paul Caccaviello Announces

His Write-In Candidacy

Berkshire DA Paul Caccaviello to run as write- in candidate Berkshire District Attorney Paul Caccaviello, shown during his swearing-in ceremony last March, has decided to run as a write-in candidate after losing the Democratic primary. EAGLE FILE Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 10:09 am By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz, The Berkshire Eagle PITTSFIELD  After losing a primary earlier this  month, Berkshire District Attorney Paul Caccaviello  has announced he will mount a write-in campaign  to hold onto his position. "I have to answer the call that I'm hearing from so  many people throughout Berkshire County, to stay  in this race for District Attorney," Caccaviello said Wednesday morning. "I'm answering the call from the grassroots organization that has formed,  urging me to continue as a write-in candidate on  the November ballot." Caccaviello, who said he is running because of a  outpouring of support from the community,  announced his write-in campaign in a statement  Wednesday. "Many people, unenrolled voters, Independent, Republican and other others who could not take out a Democratic ballot with my name on it in the  September Primary, want and should have their vote  count," he said in the statement. "These voters want  and deserve a say in who will represent and protect  them and their families as their District Attorney." Caccaviello lost to attorney Andrea Harrington by 585  votes in the three-way Democratic primary Sept. 4. Judith Knight, a Great Barrington attorney, polled  third in the race. Harrington, 43, of Richmond, ran on a pledge to  reform the District Attorney's Office, which had  been run by David F. Capeless for 14 years until he  retired in March. The governor appointed  Caccaviello, who was first assistant district attorney at the time, as Capeless' successor. While Harrington had the public support of progressive community leaders in the city, including Mayor Linda Tyer, city councilors Kevin Morandi and Melissa Mazzeo and Berkshire County Sheriff Thomas Bowler were among Caccaviello's supporters. Caccaviello, who has worked in the Berkshire District  Attorney's office for nearly 30 years, won in 14 of the county's 32 towns, while Harrington took 10 and  Knight had eight. He    received    46    percent    of    the    Pittsfield    vote,    but   Harrington     won     in     key     municipalities     like     North   Adams    and     Great     Barrington.     In     Williamstown,   Harrington   saw   her   most   decisive   municipal   victory,   winning    59    percent    of    the    vote    with    a    587-vote margin over   Caccaviello. After losing the primary, Caccaviello said running a write-in campaign was "something to consider." Knight showed up at Caccaviello's election gathering  at Mazzeo's Ristorante to offer him her support after he conceded the race. "I'm proud of our campaign, the issue-oriented  high-road we took and that we spent  significantly less money than my opponent who  achieved such a narrow margin of victory,"  Caccaviello said. The person elected to the office of the district attorney should not be someone in "pursuit of a political agenda," but rather someone dedicated to  public safety, he said, adding that the support he's  gotten "has been as humbling as compelling." Voters "must know that their DA is an  experienced criminal attorney with a vast depth  of knowledge," Caccaviello said. "Not a product  manufactured by a powerful political machine." "Many of the voters who have reached out to me over the last two weeks have expressed two common concerns: the importance of a candidate's  experience and demonstrated accomplishments,  and what they view as money, support, and political  influence on the race from outside of Berkshire  County," he said in the statement. "I share those concerns and vow to redouble my efforts to keep the office of the District Attorney accountable to  the people we serve and in the hands of  competence, experience, and judgement informed by the prosecution of 5,000 plus cases." This story will be updated.
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