Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Salem Democrat Joan Lovely attributes much of her successful run to a grassroots campaign of knocking on doors all across the district.
Salem Democrat Joan Lovely earned a seat in the state Senate Tuesday in a landslide victory over Beverly Republican Richard Jolitz. With all the official results in, Lovely garnered 71 percent of the vote to Jolitz' 29 percent. Lovely, her family and a roomful of supporters gathered at the Old Town Hall in Salem to celebrate Tuesday night. Lovely arrived just after 8 p.m. and finally took the podium to give her victory speech shortly before 9:30 p.m. "What an amazing year this has been. We started back in January...we started knocking on doors and we've been knocking on doors ever since across this district and the response has just been phenomenal," Lovely said. "I just feel so greatful and so honored to stand here tonight before all of …
Democrat Joan Lovely defeats Republican Richard Jolitz to represent Peabody, Salem, Beverly, Danvers and Topsfield in the state Senate.
Democrat Joan Lovely, after 15 years on the Salem City Council, won herself a seat on Beacon Hill Tuesday night. In a landslide victory, Lovely defeated Beverly Republican Richard Jolitz for the 2nd Essex District seat in the Massachusetts Senate, according to results from the Associated Press. With 59 percent of the votes reporting at 10 p.m., projected winner Lovely defeated Jolitz 72 percent to 28 percent. The hardest phase of the campaign for Lovely was undoubtedly the party primary in September where she faced off against two experienced North Shore politicians – former state Rep. John Slattery and Governor’s Councilor Mary-Ellen Manning – and a newcomer to the scene, Ed Carroll. Months of knocking on doors across the district paid …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Here's an update on the state Senate race for the 2nd Essex District.
[Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect a correction. Joan Lovely's campaign did file a year-end report for 2011 in accordance with campaign finance law, but at the local level in Salem for her current term as a city councilor. The Office of Campaign and Political Finance also finally allowed Lovely to drop her longstanding debt, which was due to a disagreement with a printer on services provided under contract.] Summer is definitely here and the candidates are taking every advantage of favorable weather to hit the streets for visible campaigning. Salem city councilor Joan Lovely, in the state Senate race to succeed Fred Berry, marched in the North Shore Pride Parade from Riley Plaza to the Salem Commons on Saturday, as …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Peabody, Essex County and Massachusetts.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Peabody Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates. STATE: Senator in General Court (2nd Essex) Representative in General Court (12th Essex) Representative in General Court (13th Essex) Councillor (5th District) NATIONAL: President/Vice President Senator in Congress Representative in Congress (6th District)
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The four Democratic candidates for state Senate in the 2nd Essex District will spar tonight in debate as the primary election draws near in September.
The four Democratic candidates vying to succeed Peabody native Fred Berry in the state Senate will square off for a debate tonight in Salem. The debate comes with just under three months to go until the primary election on Sept. 6. If you can't make it in person to tonight's debate at the Moose Hall on Grove Street, we have you covered courtesy of our sister site in the Witch City. Salem Patch will be blogging live, starting at 6:30 p.m. You'll be able to find the blog on both Peabody and Salem Patch at that time, and can interact with us as we hear from the candidates. Mary-Ellen Manning and John Slattery, both of Peabody, are running against Joan Lovely and Edward Carroll, both from Salem, for the 2nd Essex District seat in the Senate, …