Plymouth County Sheriff McDonald Announces Candidacy For Re-Election, Will Face Challenger

Governor Charlie Baker with Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph McDonald, McDonald's wife Renee and McDonald's daughter Elise.

Governor Charlie Baker with Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph McDonald, McDonald’s wife Renee and McDonald’s daughter Elise.

PLYMOUTH – Voters in Plymouth County will have a contested race for sheriff this November.

Two-term incumbent Republican Joseph McDonald has announced his campaign for re-election and held a kickoff event recently at the Indian Pond County Club. Governor Charlie Baker attended the party.

‘This is the best job I know in public safety,” McDonald said. “Accordingly, I have always tried to do the best job I can for the communities of Plymouth county.

McDonald is facing a challenge from Plymouth police Sergeant Scott Vecchi, an 18 year veteran of the force. A Democrat, Vecchi ran unsuccessfully for Plymouth County Commission in 2014.

The winner will be elected to a six-year term.

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