Watch The Chat with Bristol County sheriff candidate Paul Heroux

It’s the Bristol County sheriff’s race that many have waited years for.

Twenty-five-year incumbent Tom Hodgson is being challenged by three-term Attleboro mayor Paul Heroux.

Both candidates were invited to participate in The Chat for a conversation about issues and ideas related to managing Bristol County’s correctional facilities. Heroux accepted our invitation; Hodgson accepted then later declined.

Editor’s note: The Light regrets that Sheriff Hodgson has withdrawn his participation in The Chat, our ongoing series of community conversations. As a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public service news outlet we take our journalistic ethics seriously. Our newsroom is wholly independent of our funders including donors, founders, directors and business sponsors; they have no influence over news content. You can find our Ethics & Practices Policy posted on our website.