VIDEO: Lovely Talks Peabody During Campaign Kickoff Speech
Lovely tells supporters flood mitigation is on her agenda for Peabody.
Salem City Councilor Joan Lovely officially kicked off her campaign for the state Senate Sunday afternoon at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem and during her remarks, acknowledged she would seek to address some key issues in Peabody.
Lovely said voters can count on her to work with Mayor Ted Bettencourt to obtain funding for the multi-million dollar flood mitigation project downtown and school construction costs.
If elected, Lovely would replace veteran state Sen. Fred Berry (D-Peabody), who is retiring this year. His district includes Beverly, Danvers, Peabody, Salem and Topsfield.
"The only endorsements I’m looking for belong to the voters," Lovely said, pledging that her campaign will be marked by honesty and determination.
Other candidates for Berry's seat include former Peabody state Rep. John Slattery (D-Peabody) and Governor's Councilor Mary-Ellen Manning (D-Peabody).