Sunday, September 2, 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 Salem 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
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 Salem, Peabody, 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.
Editor's Note: The story was clarified after being initially published to add Manning's stance on taxes and her quote about eliminating duplicate services. 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 Salem. It also encompasses Peabody, Danvers, Beverly 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 …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Carroll, Lovely, Manning and Slattery appeared on 'Salem Now!' on Tuesday night; here are highlights from that appearance.
Salem Now! host 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 SATV. 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 Jolitiz 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. "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." Voters will hit the polls on Sept…
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-…
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Candidate for the Second Essex District Senate spot shares his plans for the Salem Harbor Power Station site.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The following was submitted by Edward Carroll. I am a candidate for the office of State Senator for the Second Essex District (i.e., Salem, Peabody, Danvers, Beverly, and Topsfield). I am running because I would like to see an increase in employment in the Second Essex District and I would like to see the residential property tax reduced or eliminated. Therefore, if I am elected, my proposal for the eyesore that is the present power plant in Salem would be to replace it with a casino/hotel complex. The site is a 65-acre parcel of waterfront land, which is sufficient space for a casino complex. The Salem harbor is a deep water harbor. Instead of unsightly coal ships, I envision international cruise ships entering and docking at our port. We…
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Join us live from the Moose to hear from the candidates.
If you can't make the Democratic Primary Candidates 2nd Essex State Senate Race Forum at the Moose Tuesday night, we have you covered. Salem Patch will be live blogging the event beginning at 6:30 p.m. Feel free to comment on the blog and interact with us as we hear from the candidates. Feel free to get in touch on Twitter @salempatch as well.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Carroll joins Lovely, Manning and Slattery as democratic candidate vying for Berry's seat.
Democrats Joan Lovely, Mary-Ellen Manning and John Slattery will have some competition in the primary race as they vie for Fred Berry's 2nd Essex Senate seat. Edward Carroll, a 74-year-old Salem resident, retired sheriff's deputy and former Governor's Councillor has also joined the race, the Salem News reports. Current Governor's Councilor Manning is the only democratic candidate to have her signatures certified for the race thus far. Last week, Councilor-at-Large Joan B. Lovely reported she had filed over 1,500 signatures. Richard Jolitz of Beverly is the only Republican candidate. He has run against Berry before.