Eleven candidates and four key races are on the Sept. 6 primary ballot for Bristol County residents. With no Republican challengers, two of the races will be decided on Tuesday, well before the Nov. 8 General Election.

Up for election this year are the sheriff, district attorney, and state representatives. Two incumbent local representatives, Tony Cabral and Christopher Hendricks, are running unopposed. 

  1. Bristol County Sheriff (Democratic candidates only): 

This position is a six-year term. 

  1. Bristol County District Attorney (Democratic candidates only):

This position is a four-year term.

There are no Republican challengers, so the Bristol County District Attorney will be decided by the Primary Election. 

  1. 10th Bristol District State Representative:

Democrats

Republicans

The winning Democrat and Republican candidates will face off during the General Election in November for the next two-year term. The 10th Bristol District has a population of about 42,900; it includes Acushnet, Fairhaven, Rochester, Mattapoisett, Marion and a sliver of New Bedford. 

  1. 9th Bristol District State Representative (Democratic candidates only):

This position is a two-year term. The 9th Bristol District has a population of about 42,200; it encapsulates all of Dartmouth and the far North End of New Bedford. 

There are no Republican challengers, so the 9th Bristol state representative will be decided by the Primary Election. 

The state primary takes place on Tuesday, Sept. 6. For information on voter registration, mail-in voting, polling hours and locations, visit The Light’s How, what, when and where page. Visit The Light’s Election 2022 page for stories and profiles of each candidate.

Email Anastasia E. Lennon at alennon@newbedfordlight.org