Posted by Jeremy Shulkin
Frank Beshai sent out a release this morning explaining his interest in the race for Worcester County Sheriff. Over the phone, he made it very clear that this doesn’t mean he’s entering, but just looking at it. “There’s a lot of speculation because people have been calling me; former Flynn supporters, former Glodis supporters and my own supporters.” He added that he’ll have an official decision in two weeks. “I’m taking a good, hard look at it,” he finished.
If he decides to run, this will be Beshai’s fourth try for office. In 1998 he picked up 40% of the vote (about 80,000 ballots) running against entrenched incumbent Mike Flynn, and ran against current sheriff and state auditor candidate Guy Glodis in 2004 before standing down after being diagnosed with terminal cancer (he’s now been in remission for four years). In 2009 Beshai ran for the district 3 city council seat currently held by Paul Clancy. If he decides to run, Beshai will be running as a Republican.