Rep. Donelan running for Sheriff, not Legislature next year.

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A primary contest is shaping up for the Franklin County sheriff’s job, even though the election is more than a year away, with state Rep. Christopher Donelan announcing Thursday that he plans to forsake a re-election bid and instead challenge three-term incumbent Frederick Macdonald.

Open Seat! – We need a Republican candidate, folks.

Sheriff faces challenge: Rep. Donelan, former Montague Selectman Voudren to run in primary against Macdonald

By RICHIE DAVIS Recorder Staff

Published: Friday, September 18, 2009

A primary contest is shaping up for the Franklin County sheriff’s job, even though the election is more than a year away, with state Rep. Christopher Donelan announcing Thursday that he plans to forsake a re-election bid and instead challenge three-term incumbent Frederick Macdonald.

Donelan — who is a four-term Democratic legislator from Orange — is a former police officer in Orange and South Hadley and a former probation officer. In the Legislature, he is vice chairman of the House Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, overseeing all legislation pertaining to police, fire, emergency medical services and corrections, including county jails and houses of correction.

http://www.recorder.com/story.cfm?id_no=6594209

Open Seat! – We need a Republican candidate, folks.

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