Berkshire County Sheriff Endorses Mary Hurley for Governor's Council

Berkshire County Sheriff Endorses Mary Hurley for Governor’s Council

1608466_MH-BowlerPhotoSPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Berkshire County Sheriff, Thomas Bowler, today announced his endorsement of Mary Hurley, Candidate for Governor’s Council in the eighth district.

Born and raised in Pittsfield, Sheriff Thomas Bowler is the 21st Sheriff of Berkshire County. Prior to his election in November 2010, Bowler was a 24-year veteran of the Pittsfield Police Department, serving as a detective since 1988. He was the key leader in solving some of the city’s largest high-profile crimes and is well-respected throughout the region.

“I am very impressed with Judge Hurley,” said Sheriff Bowler. “Even when she was mayor of Springfield she kept public safety at the forefront of her platform. We need judges who grasp the importance of bail when it comes to keeping victims and the community at large safe. In addition, Judge Hurley also understands the opioid crisis that we are dealing with in Berkshire County, having faced this challenge day in and day out on the bench. Mary has decades of the right experience and I am pleased to give her my endorsement. Having served as a judge for more than 19 years, including in the Berkshires. She understands the needs of our communities for the delivery of justice as it relates to domestic violence, gun violence and the need for a drug court in the Berkshires.”

“I am proud to be endorsed by Sheriff Bowler,” said Hurley. “Not only is the sheriff well-respected in his current role, but when speaking with community members throughout Berkshire County they have nothing but praises for him. If elected to be the next eighth District Governor’s Councilor I will make sure to properly vet each candidate. These candidates need to have the right outlook on bail conditions and the treatment of drug addicts as opposed to drug dealers.”

Mary Hurley announced her bid for Governor’s Council in the fall of 2015 for the eighth district, which includes most of Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire counties, along with the town of Royalston in Worcester County. Hurley served more than 19 years as a District Court Justice and also served two terms as Springfield’s first and only female mayor.

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