WORCESTER – The list of candidates for Worcester County Register of Deeds could soon grow to four.
In an interview on Thursday, Feb. 8, Worcester City Councilor At-Large Morris A. Bergman told ThisWeekinWorcester.com that he is seriously considering a run for the seat that will be vacant following current Register of Deeds Anthony J. Vigliotti’s announcement that he wouldn’t be seeking re-election this Fall after 46 years in office.
“A number of people approached me about whether this would a position I would be interested in. It’s something I’m seriously considering because it’s in the wheelhouse of what I do in my day-t0-day job, but I will have to weigh where I believe I can do more good for the constituents that I represent. We are just coming off an election year and I’m very grateful to be elected [as City Councilor At-Large],” Bergman said.
Councilor Bergman is currently serving his third two-year term on the council and runs a private law practice in Worcester.
“For anyone seriously considering a run for that office, they probably have to make up their mind more sooner than later,” Bergman said. “With Mr. Vigliotti leaving, it was kind of unexpected, but it leaves a vacuum on the Democratic side.”
“The realization of Mr. Vigliotti not running is just setting in. It’s not something I thought of at all until he decided not to run. I’m thrilled to be on the city council and thrilled to be re-elected, but at the same time, real estate is a lot of what I do and also a way to serve my constituents, so I definitely have to look at it,” Bergman added.
Recently, real estate Attorney Kathryn A. Toomey, of Worcester, also announced her candidacy for the open seat. State Representative Kevin Kuros (R- 8th Worcester District) formally announced his intention to run for Register of Deeds in early Sept. 2017. Rep. Kate Campanale (R-17th Worcester District) announced her candidacy on Nov. 2, 2017.
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