Mary-Ellen Manning First to Qualify For Ballot in Bid For 2nd Essex State Senate
[The following was submitted by Mary-Ellen Manning and the Manning Committee]
Mary-Ellen Manning, the current Governor’s Councillor for the North Shore, is the first official candidate running for the seat being vacated by State Senator Fred Berry to qualify for the ballot. A month ahead of the May 29, 2012 deadline, Mary-Ellen turned in the maximum number of certified signatures allowed by law along with her ethics disclosures to the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Manning is now officially on the ballot for the Second Essex State Senate seat.
“I am so grateful to my team of focused, effective, and dedicated volunteers as well as to all the voters who signed my papers,” Manning said. “It is my honor to be given the opportunity to represent the North Shore—the five cities and towns that are nearest and dearest to me. To those of you who are lending your support, I vow to you: I will not let you down. I plan to bring to the State Senate the same work ethic and energy shown by the campaign team—setting priorities, achieving goals and working together efficiently—and improving our quality of life without wasting time, money or resources.”
The Second Essex district is comprised of Beverly, Danvers, Peabody, Salem, and Topsfield and has been represented by Fred Berry (D-Peabody) for thirty years. The primary will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2012.