The district attorney’s race was settled after Tuesday’s primary election, but the Democratic race to unseat longtime Republican Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson remained close.
“I feel very pleased with the strong showing of support by the citizens of Fall River and Bristol County,” Quinn said in an interview Tuesday night from a campaign party at White’s of Westport. “We’ll continue on the good work we’ve been doing as an office. [I’m] thankful to the efforts of the staff, all the good work that they’ve done showing up to do the trials, especially during the difficult period of the last two and a half years.
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“I look forward to continue to do the job and fight for the citizens of Bristol County. I serve at their pleasure,” Quinn added. “I’m here because of their support, years ago and today, and I’m very pleased that they continue to support me.”
This election, Quinn faced his first-ever political opponent for the DA’s position. He was first appointed to the job in 2015 by Gov. Charlie Baker to succeed Sutter, who had been elected as Fall River major. The position is a four-year term.
“It was a great opportunity to re-engage with people,” Quinn said. “I think the last three or four months I’ve been out a lot in person, meeting people. People have been very supportive. I feel invigorated by the personal contact. And people