Friday, September 7, 2012
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Salem's Joan Lovely won the Democratic party candidacy for state Senate yesterday in a landslide, handily taking four out of five communities except for Peabody to earn 50 percent of the vote. The Tanner City, which is the largest city in the district, heavily went in favor of hometown favorite John Slattery, 2,324 to Lovely's 1,487, but it wasn't enough to close the gap for Slattery, who finished behind Lovely in the race with 30 percent of the vote. He was trailed by fellow Peabodyite Mary-Ellen Manning (17 percent) and Edward Carroll of Salem (2 percent). Lovely, in comparison, won big in her hometown of Salem, 3,260 to Slattery's 735 votes. And back in Peabody, she did win one precinct as well by 15 votes -- Brooksby Village. Manning …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The four Democratic candidates for state Senate answer a series of questions on local issues in the district.
As a final piece of our election coverage of the 2nd Essex District Senate race leading up to Thursday's primary, we've asked each of the four Democratic candidates a series of questions on local issues. Here are their answers in order of topic and response: Patch: What is your vision for the future of the Salem Harbor Power Station site? Edward Carroll: My vision for Salem, Peabody, Danvers, Beverly and the rest of the district is to lower the property taxes and bring more job opportunities to the region. At one time Salem was the leading seaport on the East Coast and brought tremendous financial revenues through the international trade. Salem could easily become, once again, the crown jewel. Salem has easy access because of the trains, …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Retired deputy sheriff and former governor's councilor Edward Carroll of Salem chatted live with readers on Friday.
Salem's Edward Carroll, who is running for state Senate for the 2nd Essex District, fielded a broad range of questions in a live chat with Patch readers Friday on everything from his main platform issue -- Salem's power plant -- to medical marijuana, public transportation, education and more. Marissa Lwoe: Salem power plant is privately owned. Have you consulted with new owners to see if they would entertain the casino idea, pay $400,000 in non-refundable application fees and pay millions for infrastructure the area just doesn't currently have? Edward Carroll: Strong, dedicated leadership is required to make the right project there happen. That project will benefit the state in general, but more so, it will benefit Salem, Peabody, Danvers…
Friday, August 31, 2012
Have a question for Edward Carroll? Ask it here.
Salem's Edward Carroll is chatting live with Patch readers today from noon - 1 p.m. Carroll is a retired deputy sheriff and former governor's councilor who is running for the 2nd Essex District seat in the state Senate.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Campaign finance reports, which were submitted Aug. 29, show Lovely brought in nearly double the contributions of her opponents.
She didn’t have the largest war chest coming into the race, but Salem city councilor Joan Lovely does now, after amassing nearly double her opponents’ campaign donations as she seeks the Senate seat for the 2nd Essex District. According to pre-primary campaign finance reports filed yesterday with the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance, Lovely has brought in $82,708 since Jan. 1, although $26,313 of that amount was a loan she made to her campaign on Feb. 15. By far, most of the individual donations to Lovely’s campaign came from Salem residents and business owners. Of a few hundred contributors, only about 50 were from Peabody, Beverly, Danvers or Topsfield in total. Among Lovely’s financial supporters are Salem state Rep. John …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Carroll, a retired county deputy sheriff and former governor's councilor, will be chatting live with readers Friday from noon to 1 p.m.
State Senate candidate Edward Carroll will be joining us on Friday at noon for a live chat with readers. If you have any questions for Carroll on his bid for the 2nd Essex District seat, which represents Peabody, Salem, Beverly, Danvers and Topsfield, this is a great opportunity to get those questions answered. Be sure to head on over to our homepage between noon and 1 p.m. on Aug. 31 to join our chat. You simply have to provide your name and you'll be able to ask your questions immediately. Be sure to mark your calendar today. Questions submitted, as always, will be subject to moderator approval. No vulgar or libelous comments will be allowed. Due to the fact that we expect a high volume of questions for that hour, we will keep the …
Friday, August 24, 2012
The four Democrats running to replace retiring Sen. Fred Berry in the 2nd Essex District stopped by Brooksby Village in Peabody for a candidate forum Thursday.
The four Democratic candidates for state Senate continued to sound the same campaign themes Thursday in a forum at Brooksby Village, now just two weeks away from the September state primary. By the end of the hour-long event, approximately 100 seniors had stopped in to listen to the candidates speak – each person was allotted 15 minutes. “I’m the only candidate with a plan,” said Salem’s Edward Carroll, going first. He went on to explain his signature campaign proposal for a hotel and casino resort at the site of the Salem power plant instead of Footprint Power bringing in its natural gas facility. Carroll, a retired Essex County deputy sheriff and one-term Governor’s Councilor, said his plan takes advantage of Salem’s deep-water harbor to…
Friday, August 17, 2012
The four Democrats seeking to win the party's nomination for the Second Essex District seat in the Sept. 6 primary debated at Beverly High School on Thursday night.
Is “revenue enhancement” a code word for taxes? That was one of the questions up for debate on Thursday night by the Democratic Party candidates for state Senate in the Second Essex District, which includes Peabody. It also encompasses Salem, Beverly, Danvers and Topsfield. “You’ll be hearing that a lot tonight,” said Mary-Ellen Manning, after fellow Democrat John Slattery said, in response to a question, that the state needs to invest more in public transportation. Manning said she is against raising taxes to increase funding to important programs. "I don't think that's the first solution, I think that's the last solution," she said, later adding that she instead favors eliminating duplicate services and pork-barrel projects. But Slattery…
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Edward Carroll, Joan Lovely, Mary-Ellen Manning and John Slattery appeared on 'Salem Now!' on Tuesday night; here are highlights from that appearance.
Salem Now! producer Leo Jodoin hosted a night with the candidates for the 2nd Essex District seat, which represents Salem, Peabody Beverly, Danvers and Topsfield Tuesday night at Salem Access TV. Present were Democratic candidates Edward Carroll, Joan Lovely, Mary-Ellen Manning and John Slattery, who answered questions submitted by viewers. The lone Republican candidate, Richard Jolitz of Beverly, did not attend the program and Jodoin had some words for him. "As far as I'm concerned I know one candidate not to vote for," Jodoin said at the beginning of the program, chewing out Jolitz. "Shame on him…I don't want to thank Mr. Jolitz for not showing up," he said. Jodoin said if Jolitz wants to come after the election, "I'll deal with you then…
Thursday, August 9, 2012
You've heard a lot from each of the candidates that will be squaring off in the primary on Sept. 6, so we want to hear from you -- what's this race all about for you?
The state primary is now less than a month away and the race to succeed Sen. Fred Berry is in full swing. All four Democratic candidates vying for the 2nd Essex District seat have been pounding the campaign trail, shaking hands, holding signs and weighing in on pressing issues within the district and statewide as Sept. 6 nears. And voters are presented with a wide breadth of experience between the four candidates, only one of which will face Republican Richard Jolitz in November. Peabody attorney John Slattery is a former state representative and city councilor, fellow attorney Mary-Ellen Manning (who has both Peabody and Salem ties) has spent 11 years on the Governor's Council, Salem's Joan Lovely (also an attorney) is a popular eight-…