Sunday, February 24, 2013
Nomination papers deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 27.
With only days to go before nomination papers are due in the race for U.S. Senate, last week was a busy one for announced and potential candidates looking to fill the seat left vacant by John Kerry’s appointment to Secretary of State. The Republican field lost one prominent candidate, and another generated a bit of controversy. On the Democratic side, Congressmen Edward Markey (D-Malden) and Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) have been working through their pre-primary debate schedule and campaigning across the state. Democrats Markey and Lynch hit the road Both Democratic candidates hit the road again last week from Pittsfield to Salem, meeting with residents and attending fundraisers. Markey had campaign stops in Taunton, Fall River, Lowell …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Andover selectman Alex Vispoli is throwing a campaign kick-off party at Salvatore's this Thursday, Feb. 28, for his re-election bid to the Andover Board of Selectmen.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Bielat and Gomez say they’re in; Sullivan may also join the field.
It’s starting to shape up into quite a race, as the field of potential Republican candidates for U.S. Senate continues to grow. This week, two more Republicans threw their hats in the proverbial ring in the race for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the appointment of John Kerry to Secretary of State - Norfolk’s Sean Bielat and Cohasset’s Gabriel Gomez. Candidates have just under two weeks to meet the Feb. 27 deadline to gather the 10,000 certified signatures needed to appear on the April 30 primary ballot. The special election is June 25. After losing two races for Congress, Bielat has opened up a federal campaign office to raise money for a Senate run, according to a report in the Boston Globe. Bielat lost to Barney Frank in 2010 and …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The congressman said he is giving "serious consideration" to a run for Senate.
Another Massachusetts Congressman is seriously considering a run for Sen. John Kerry’s seat in a special election this year. Congressman Stephen Lynch is reportedly talking to “well-known political consultants” and planning a possible run in a Democratic primary, reported The Boston Herald. “I am giving serious consideration to a run for the United States Senate and am grateful for the support and encouragement I have received in recent days,” Lynch said in a statement to the Herald. The Democratic frontrunner to take Kerry’s seat is Congressman Ed Markey, who is the longest serving member of Congress from Massachusetts. Kerry and Vicki Kennedy, the widow of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, have already thrown their support behind Markey. …
Monday, November 12, 2012
This letter is from State Rep. Jim Lyons, who recently won his reelection bid.
Monday, November 12, 2012
As election day has come and gone, I write to thank you, the voters and citizens. During my door-to-door campaign, I was warmly welcomed into the homes and neighborhoods of Andover, Tewksbury, Boxford, and North Andover throughout the last six months. I deeply appreciate your kind greetings and helpful comments while visiting your communities. I worked to campaign with the civility and decency that is worthy of you, the voter. I am proud that the Lyons campaign focused squarely on the issues: increasing Local Aid, rolling back the 25% Sales Tax hike, ending rampant political patronage among Beacon Hill insiders, advocating openness and transparency in state government, stopping the waste of tax dollars in the EBT card scandal, ending …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Newly reelected State Senator Barry Finegold says that he will continue to fight for a balanced budget and economic development in Andover and throughout the state.
State Sen. Barry Finegold was enjoying Election Night with family, friends and supporters at Palmers Restaurant last night. Finegold bested State Rep. Paul Adams, 65 percent to 35 percent, to reclaim his seat in the Second Essex and Middlesex Senate District. His initial reaction, Finegold said, was immense gratitude toward the people around him and his supporters everywhere. "I am very humbled by the outpouring of support," said Finegold. Finegold also made several general statements about the issues he'll fight for during his second term as state senator in the Second Essex and Middlesex District, which includes Andover, Tewksbury, Lawrence and Dracut. "We are going to continue to work on issues like the I-95 Interchange, fighting for …
Newly reelected State Rep. Jim Lyons said he had an enormous amount of support for his campaign for the 18th Essex District.
State Rep. Jim Lyons was able to grab the votes to reclaim his seat in the State House of Representatives in the 18th Essex District. Lyons bested former State Rep. Barbara L'Italien, garnering 50.43 percent of the votes versus L'Italien's 48.18 percent of votes. According to results from the Associated Press, 11,735 voters chose Lyons to represent them in the 18th Essex House District. L'Italien lost by a little over 500 votes, garnering a total of 11,210 votes. Lyons was elected in 2010 and is now celebrating his first reelection victory. Lyons had no other Republican challegners in the September primary. Lyons, celebrating his victory at his High Vale Lane home, commented on his successful reelection bid. “I was very grateful for the …
State Sen. Barry Finegold claimed 64 percent of votes to win his reelection bid for the Second Essex and Middlesex State Senate District against State Rep. Paul Adams.
State Sen. Barry Finegold was able to reclaim his seat in the Second Essex and Middlesex State Senate District on Election night. With 89 percent of precincts reporting, the Associated Press is calling Finegold the winner of the Second Essex and Middlesex Senate District race. Lawrence is still waiting for results from six precincts. Finegold bested State Rep. Paul Adams, garnering 64 percent of the votes versus Adams' 36 percent of votes. According to results from the Associated Press, 40,067 voters chose Finegold to represent them in the Second Essex and Middlesex Distirct. Adams grabbed 22,371 votes. Finegold was elected to the State Senate in 2010 and is now celebrating his first reelection victory. Finegold had no other Democratic …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Upload any photos you have of Election Day 2012 in Andover.
The polls are busy today and town officials are saying that Andover may see a record high voting turnout; even more than the 88 percent turnout during the 2008 election. So, therefore, there's some significant activity around polling locations in town today and we'd like to see the photos you took around the excitement. Upload your photos directly to this article by clicking on the green button undernearth the feature photo that says "Upload your photos and videos."
Find out where you can vote in Andover in the 2012 Massachusetts State Election.
Andover has two voting locations in the 2012 State Election. Residents either vote at the Andover High School Field House or the Andover Senior Center. Find out which one you're voting at by visiting the state's website. They provide a polling location finder: www.wheredoivotema.com/bal/MyElectionInfo.aspx. The 2012 Massachusetts State Election will be held Tuesday, November 6th. Polling hours are 7 am until 8 pm.