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Rosemary Saccomani declared victory over Bob Collamore in the Democratic primary for Hampden County

Rosemary Saccomani is a newcomer in the political world. On Tuesday she declared the victory over longtime political hopeful Bob Collamore in the Democratic primary race for Hampden Country Register of Probate. It was more than two hours when the polls closed; she (Saccomani, of Agawam) held 23- point lead over Collamore, of Springfield with 71% of the country’s precincts report.

Statements by Saccomani 

“I want to thank Bob Collamore for a spirited race … and I want to thank the voters of Hampden County for their overwhelming support. This is my first time running for public office and I’m humbled. I’m truly humbled,” she said.

“The Register of Probate requires active and flexible leadership to innovate essential improvements to the office throughout these challenging times,” said Saccomani.

“I’d also like to thank my family and friends who worked tirelessly for their support,” she added. “I’ve done every single job in that office,” said Saccomani, where she had worked for almost 30 years in the office that handles divorces, estate, and custody battles. She retired from that office more than a year ago and had worked as a mediator since her retirement. But, she said she always aspired to lead the office and saw an opportunity when the current Hampden County Register of Probate Suzanne Seguin announced plans to retire.

“The Register of Probate requires active and flexible leadership to innovate essential improvements to the office throughout these challenging times,” said Saccomani. “It requires a profound knowledge of the duties and responsibilities of the probate office; it requires effective managerial competence to adjust to the changing technological processes and timely delivery of services during and after this pandemic. I believe I possess these qualifications in abundance to serve all Hampden County residents as their Register of Probate.”

Bob Collamore has a family history in the Hampden country. He had also run twice for this seat. He had told the Republican that he will work with State Sen. Jimmy Welch.

They’re a relatively low profile race against the backdrop of high-stakes.

For the 30 years, she has served in the Probate Court Officer and now she has won for the Register Of Probate which she deserves. Working with this pandemic it’s very difficult to manage the things easily but Saccomani said she will.