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 …
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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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.