Video: Cahillane Debates Sullivan for Northwestern District Attorney

Here is a complete video of the 8/24/10 debate between the two Democratic candidatates for Northwestern District Attorney, Michael Cahillane and David Sullivan. This video is 1 hour 9 minutes long and was recorded by Lachlan Ziegler.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette will host a debate between the two candidates on September 1 at JFK Middle School on Bridge Road. Northampton Community Television will broadcast the debate live at 7 pm.

See also:

NCTV Video: “Northwest Mass DA Candidate’s Debate August 24, 2010”

MassLive: “Northwestern DA candidates Michael Cahillane, David Sullivan joust over who has better skill set” (8/24/10)
Early on in the 90-minute debate in the Garden House at Look Park, the two candidates introduced their respective selling points that would be woven throughout the program.

For Cahillane, that meant emphasizing his 10 years as a prosecutor, first in district court and then superior court, and his experience with several difficult cases over the years and working in close contact with local police departments…

For Sullivan, it meant saying that that the district attorney’s office under the tenure of Elizabeth D. Scheibel has had some missteps and how his experience as a manager would make the office run better.

Gazette: “The 2010 Northwestern district attorney’s race”
After nearly two decades, Northwestern District Attorney Elizabeth Scheibel is retiring — and that has led to the first contested race for Northwestern district attorney in 28 years. Democrat Michael A. Cahillane, a prosecutor in the DA’s office for 10 years until he resigned in June to campaign, and fellow Democrat Dave Sullivan, an experienced local attorney and Hampshire County’s register of probate since 2002, are facing off in a Sept. 14 primary that will effectively decide Scheibel’s successor. Here, you’ll find GazetteNET’s comprehensive coverage as the race continues to heat up.