Thursday October 27, 2011

Andrea F. Nuciforo Jr., who two years ago announced his intention to run for Congress in 2012, renewed his plans following U.S. Rep. John Olver’s announcement that he will retire at the end of his term.

"My name will be on the ballot in 2012," said Nuciforo, who currently serves as the Middle Berkshire Register of Deeds.

Prior to Olver’s retirement, a primary face off between the two Democrats was considered likely.

Nuciforo declined to comment on whether he thought Olver’s decision would benefit Nuciforo’s campaign.

Nuciforo served a 10-year stint in the state Senate between in 1996 and 2006, when he stepped down to run for register of deeds here.

Until the redistricting process plays out over the next two days, it will remain unclear which incumbents, if any, Nuciforo will face off against.

Meanwhile, a number of potential candidates hail from the eastern reaches of the district, including Leominster Mayor Dean J. Mazzarella, who is not enrolled in a political party but is conservative, state Rep. Dennis Rosa, and Gregg Lisciotti, a prominent Leominster Republican and real estate developer.


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