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Bosley Launches Sheriff Campaign in North Adams
By: Patrick Ronan On: 09:49PM / Wednesday May 12, 2010

NORTH ADAMS — Daniel E. Bosley officially launched his campaign to become Berkshire County sheriff on Wednesday night, and he had a message for those who believe he's not qualified.

He said a strong sheriff needs ample experience in government and budget control, and nixed the idea that being a police officer inherently makes a candidate qualified.

Bosley, the district's longtime representative, kicked off his campaign for sheriff with nearly 200 supporters.

"Don't let anyone try to simplify the role of sheriff," he said in front of a crowd of about 170 supporters at the American Legion. "It is complex and complicated, and we need a person who has experience in all of these areas and not just one area of this job."

Bosley, who is currently serving his 12th term as state representative of the First Berkshire District, will run against Thomas N. Bowler, a Pittsfield Police detective, for the office of retiring incumbent Carmen C. Massimiano Jr.

Bosley officially announced his candidacy in January.

Some of the supporters in attendance Wednesday included Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts President Mary Grant, City Councilors Lisa Blackmer and Alan Marden, and former Mayor John Barrett III.

"Dan Bosley is a longtime friend, and we certainly worked together for the entire time I was

Former Mayor John Barrett III, a good friend of Bosley's, attended the campaign launch.
mayor," Barrett said. "He has done a lot for the First District, Berkshire County and the state of Massachusetts. I just think he's top shelf."

Bosley, a Democrat, gave a sampling of the initiatives he would implement as sheriff, including an "intake and assessment process" that creates work programs for inmates based on their individual skill sets. He said these programs would benefit Berkshire County communities by ensuring that less people would reoffend.

He commended Massimiano for creating the Juvenile Resource Center in Pittsfield, but Bosley has some ideas for expansion.

"This center is the crowning achievement of Sheriff Massimiano's tenure," he said. "Every other sheriff in Massachusetts wants a center and we need to find ways to keep it open and make it truly county wide."

Southern Berkshire District Court Probation Chief Alfred Barbalunga opened the event by introducing Bosley's daughter, Stephanie, who then introduced her father. Barbalunga contemplated running for sheriff, but pulled out of the race at the end of April.

"Him and I are very similar philosophically," Barbalunga said of Bosley. "We're big believers in management and rehabilitations that has nothing to do with policing whatsoever."

On Thursday, June 3, Bosley will be the keynote speaker at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalitions 24th annual meeting at the Williams Inn.

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Bosley Officially Launches Sheriff Campaign
By: Campaign to Elect Dan Bosley On: 09:57AM / Sunday May 09, 2010


Rep. Daniel E. Bosley

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Daniel E. Bosley will officially launch his campaign for sheriff of Berkshire County on Wednesday, May 12.

Bosley, a Democrat who has represented the 1st Berkshire District in the state Legislature since 1987, is running to fill the post being vacated by Sheriff Carmen Massimiano.

The official campaign kickoff event will be held at the American Legion beginning at 7 p.m.

Bosley said he plans to put his background in public policy, public financing and public safety to work running an effective and proactive sheriff's office and a jail that is not only secure but cost- and resource-efficient.

During his 24 years serving the 1st Berkshire District, Bosley said he has shown consistent leadership in the areas of budgeting and economic development. As sheriff, Bosley will draw on his experience to ensure the Berkshire County sheriff's office, the jail and House of Correction, and the programs run by the sheriff's office receive fair funding from the state. Additionally, he said he will bring to the office an innovative approach that will allow him to improve systems and programs, making Berkshire County a safer place to live while conserving taxpayer dollars.

He would like to thank everyone who has helped him in the past and talk about his future vision for Berkshire County sheriff and the Berkshire House of Corrections.

The public is invited to celebrate his formal kick-Off for the race for Berkshire County sheriff.


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Bowler Gets Another Boost
By: Staff Reports On: 07:24PM / Tuesday April 13, 2010

Sheriff candidate Tom Bowler poses with DA David F. Capeless, left, and Lenox Police Chief Steve O'Brien after being endorsed by the county's police chiefs

Tom Bowler, the Pittsfield Police detective running for Berkshire County sheriff, put another feather in his cap this morning with an endorsement from the Berkshire County Police Chiefs Association.

The monthly roundup of the county's top cops met at the Williams Inn and the gathering included District Attorney David F. Capeless and Berkshire Brigades leader Lee Harrison.

This is Bowler's second endorsement from his brothers and sisters in blue. Local 297 International Brotherhood of Correctional Officers overwhelmingly backed the former jail worker in a vote last month. Other high-ranking officers have indicated support for Bowler but won't publicly endorse anyone until after an expected primary on Sept. 14 between he and Rep. Daniel E. Bosley.

The endorsements bode ill for Bosley, the only other candidate who's confirmed he's in the race. The veteran legislator, however, isn't running on a law enforcement background but on the issues of rehabilition, education and social ills and his Beacon Hill contacts. Four others have taken out papers. Each candidate must gather 500 signatures by April 27.

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