Friday, August 31, 2012
Mary-Ellen Manning, who's running for the 2nd Essex District seat in the state Senate, fielded readers' questions Thursday in live chat.
Governor's Councilor and state Senate candidate Mary-Ellen Manning fielded a broad range of questions in a live chat with Salem Patch readers Thursday on everything from local taxes to the region's biggest challenges, Salem's power plant, illegal immigration, affordable housing and more. Roger: Would you care to comment on Joan Lovely's insatiable appetite for increasing taxes on Salem residents please? Mary-Ellen Manning: Roger, thank you for participating in this chat. It is true that there are clear differences between me and my opponents on the issue of taxes. I have pledged to do all that I can to lower the state income tax rate to 5 percent as promised by the State House years ago. My opponent from Peabody voted to override the voter…
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The Governor's Councilor will be chatting live with Patch readers Thursday from noon to 1 p.m.
State Senate candidate Mary-Ellen Manning will be joining us on Thursday at noon for a live chat with readers. If you have any questions for Manning on her 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. 30 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 …
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 Salem Common on Saturday, as her …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
State Senate candidate Joan Lovely has been endorsed by a statewide political action committee seeking to get more women involved in politics and influence public policy.
It may sound at first like an about-face on her pledge more than two months ago, but state Senate candidate Joan Lovely says her endorsement Monday by the Mass. Women's Political Caucus Political Action Committee is not financial in nature. “We are very proud to endorse Joan Lovely for Massachusetts Senate,” said MWPC Executive Director Priti Rao in a press statement. “Joan has been an outstanding public servant with her 15 years on the Salem City Council. She understands the needs and issues most pertinent to the 2nd Essex community. Working on the local level, she has seen the effects of budget cuts on local citizens and she will be a tremendous advocate for bringing resources back to this district,” said Rao. The PAC calls itself "a …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Salem and Essex County.
Friday, June 15, 2012
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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.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Lovely says a growing number of citizens have lost faith in elected officials in large part because of the influence of money in politics.
Salem city councilor Joan Lovely is looking to set a tone for the state Senate race, one which clearly distances itself from any outside purse strings and influence. She says it's an effort to address a climate of distrust for elected officials by the public. “We live in a time when a growing number of citizens have lost faith in their elected officials in large part because of the influence of money in politics. The public perceives that their voices have been drowned out by special interests who can afford to give large contributions to candidates,” Lovely said Monday in a statement. “Contributions from special interests, rightly or wrongly, give the public the perception that the system favors special interests over the interests of …