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State Rep Candidates Make Their Pitch at Brooksby

Seniors at Brooksby Village held an informal forum recently for the candidates running to become Peabody's next State Representative.

All four candidates for State Representative in Peabody appeared at Brooksby Village recently for the time-honored candidate forum in the chapel.

"The reason we have it in the chapel is because it keeps everybody honest, or at least we think it it does," said organizer Loretta Tenaglia, smiling.

The retirement complex, which is a separate voting precinct, is home to about 1,800 seniors and some of the most active voters in the city -- Tenaglia boasts a near 100 percent turnout rate most elections.

As such, Brooksby has been a regular campaign stop for Peabody politicians for the past several years.

Republicans Leah Cole and Greg Bunn, along with Democrat Beverley Griffin Dunne and Dave Gravel, who is running as unenrolled, all briefly shared their background and reasons for running. Afterward they spent a few minutes answering questions from residents.

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