Thursday, January 3, 2013
Former Peabody city councilor Jim Moutsoulas also reportedly planning to run for the open seat.
The dates for the special election to choose a successor to late Peabody Rep. Joyce Spiliotis have now been set, giving candidates three months to get their campaigns rolling, but only a few short weeks to decide if they're in or out. Party primaries will be held March 5 while the final special election will be held April 2. Candidates only have until Jan. 22, however, to submit nomination papers and signatures (at least 150) with local election officials. That paperwork must then be filed with the Secretary of State's office by Jan. 29. "The House of Representatives has ordered a special state election to be held...to fill the vacancy in the 12th Essex Representative District caused by the untimely death of Representative Joyce A. …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
What are the most pressing concerns for you in electing a new representative on Beacon Hill?
While there is a lot of hubbub around town on who may or may not end up in the race to succeed Joyce Spiliotis, we'd like to ask a related question. What are you looking for in your next state representative? The late Spiliotis' political career was marked by her constituent services -- she was a popular representative in Peabody, had close relationships with many of her constituents and was regarded as a tireless advocate for their concerns. So what are the most pressing concerns for you in electing a new representative on Beacon Hill? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Three local officials, and possibly others, are now considering running for the state representative left open by the death of Joyce Spiliotis.
Word is the race to succeed late Peabody state Rep. Joyce Spiliotis is unofficially underway. Local political commentator Bob Croce, in his blog Eye on Peabody, shared in a post this week that he is aware of three elected city officials who are seriously considering a run for Spiliotis' seat in the House of Representatives. Those would-be candidates are School Committeewoman Beverley Griffin Dunne and City Councilors-at-Large Dave Gravel and Tom Gould. Dunne and Gould are both registered Democrats, while Gravel is Unenrolled. Peabody Patch has spoken with all three officials, but they have declined to comment on their plans at this time, citing a desire to be respectful of Spiliotis' family so soon after her death. Spiliotis died Nov. 29 …