Berkshire County District Attorney Candidates’ Forum
WILLIAMSTOWN — On Tuesday, July 31st, the League of Women Voters of Williamstown is sponsoring a forum for the three candidates running for the Democratic nomination for Berkshire District Attorney. As there is no Republican candidate, the race will be decided at the state primary on Sept. 4. The forum will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Paresky Center auditorium on the Williams College campus. The public is invited to attend and participate.
The three candidates, in alphabetical order, are:
Paul Caccaviello, who graduated from Western New England College of Law in Springfield in 1989 and has been an assistant Berkshire district attorney every since.
Andrea Harrington, a attorney at Conne r& Morneau LLP who has been a criminal and civil practice attorney for 15 years, a graduate of Taconic High School and Richmond School Committee member. She ran for state senate two years ago but lost to Adam Hinds. She earned an undergraduate degree in international relations in the honors program at the University of Washington and received her law degree, cum laude from American University.
Judith C. Knight has served as an asisstant district attorney in eastern Massachusetts from 1988 to 1993 and has had a Great Barrington private practice since 2006. Also a certified mediatory, she was an adjunct professor at Western New England School of Law from 1999-2005. She worekd in the Colorado public defender’s office in Denvember in 1987-1988 after receiving her law degree in 1987 from WAshington and Lee University in Virginia. She ran and lost to incumbent David Capeless in a 2006 primary bid for DA. She announced her candidacy in May.
Capeless retired earlier this year and Gov. Charlie BAker, a Republican, appointed Caccaviello to fill his expired term until November.
Willinet will tape the Forum and can provide tapes for rebroadcast by other public access channels. The candidates will make opening and closing statements, and members of the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions. Questions may also be submitted in advance to email@example.com
The last day to register to vote in the September primary is Aug. 15. Tuesday’s meeting of the three candidates is one of several between now and the Sept. 4 primary. Their first faceoff was on May 16.
All three candidates have websites: