The Bristol DA candidate has voted five times in 17 years
Bristol County District Attorney candidate Shannon McMahon appears to have voted five times since 2005, including in a single mayoral election in her hometown of Swansea in April 2022.
This is according to his voting history listed on the Votebuilder subscription vote tracking service and confirmed by Swansea Town Hall.
McMahon is challenging current Bristol DA and fellow Democrat Thomas Quinn for the seat, marking the first contested race for the Bristol County prosecutor in 16 years.
Quinn has voted 33 times during the same period, including 11 municipal elections, six municipal primaries, eight state/national primaries and eight general elections, according to Votebuilder.
From 2005 to 2016, McMahon appears not to have voted at all, while Quinn has voted regularly in municipal and general elections and primaries since at least 2005.
McMahon did not respond to multiple requests for comment on her voting history or questions about when and why she chooses to vote.
Quinn has served as district attorney since 2015.
Her campaign focused on her experience in the role and various initiatives her office has undertaken to address elder abuse and resolve cold cases.
Quinn said McMahon’s previous arrest for domestic violence should disqualify her from the role of DA.
McMahon and her husband Bryan Dunderdale say the arrest was linked to an unusual assault caused by Dunderdale’s brain cancer treatment.
The charge was dismissed.
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