Wednesday, February 6, 2013
State Sen. Joan Lovely has been named to seven committees on Beacon Hill, including chairwoman of one of the committees.
The state senator representing Beverly has been named chairwoman of a Beacon Hill committee just a month after being sworn in to her first term in office. State Sen. Joan Lovely (D-Salem) announced on Tuesday that she has been named chairwoman of the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Lovely was elected to the Second Essex District seat in the state Senate in November, filling the seat that was held by Sen. Frederick Berry for 30 years. Lovely emerged on top of a field of four Democrats in the September primary and beat Republican Richard Jolitz of Beverly in November to be the first person besides Berry to represent Beverly in the state Senate in three decades. Before being elected to the state Senate, Lovely was a 15-…
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Three weeks into her first term in office, state Senator Joan Lovely addressed small business owners from the North Shore on Friday.
State Senator Joan Lovely addressed dozens of North Shore small business owners on Friday, identifying constituent services and an effort to drop the statue of limitation on child sex abuse as top key focuses. Lovely, a Democrat from Salem, was elected last November and has been in office for 23 days. She takes over for Frederick Berry, the former Senate Majority Leader who served for 30 years before retiring. Timely response to constituents is "crucial," she told the North Shore Business Forum as it gathered for breakfast at Danversport Yacht Club. "My time as a City Councilor taught me constituent service comes first," she said, after earlier saying she became involved in Salem city government after her concern about the condition of a …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Joan Lovely officially began her term as Beverly's newest state Senator on Wednesday.
Salem's Joan Lovely took her seat in the Senate chamber Wednesday to officially start her tenure on Beacon Hill, according to the Salem News. She now represents Beverly in the state Senate. Lovely was sworn in by Gov. Deval Patrick during a brief ceremony and then took her first vote to return Therese Murray to the Senate presidency -- it was a unanimous vote. The 54-year-old Lovely, a longtime and popular Salem city councilor, defeated Peabody opponents John Slattery and Mary-Ellen Manning along with Salem's Ed Carroll during the Democratic Primary in September. She then easily beat Beverly Republican Richard Jolitz in November for the 2nd Essex District seat. The seat was long held by by Peabody's Fred Berry, who retired last year after …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Frederick E. Berry will deliver his farewell speech in the Senate Chamber on Thursday evening.
Retiring State Senator Fred Berry will deliver his farewell speech on the Senate floor Thursday evening, according to Beth Mullen, Berry's deputy chief of staff. Mullen made the announcement on Wednesday. Berry, a Democrat from Peabody, serves at the Senate Majority Leader. Mullen said colleagues, friends, and family will gather on Thursday at 6 p.m. to hear Berry deliver his farewell speech before the Senate. "This will mark the final time that Senator Berry will speak on the Senate floor, concluding his 30-year career in the legislature," Mullen said in the announcement. Last week, Berry was one of eight local residents awarded a Distinguished Leadership Award by the North Shore Chamber of Commerce during the chamber's annual dinner at…
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 …
A breakdown of how Beverly voted.
Wondering how the residents of Beverly voted in yesterday's election? Here's a breakdown. Obama-Biden Elizabeth Warren John Tierney Share your photos and videos from Election Day by checking out our Election Day Photo Gallery. Scott Brown (R), Elizabeth Warren (D): U.S. Senate Scott Brown has represented Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate since a January 2010 special election held to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the late Ted Kennedy. Brown defeated state Attorney General Martha Coakley with 1,168,107 votes, or 51.9 percent, to her 1,058,682 votes, or 47.1 percent. He faces Elizabeth Warren, an American bankruptcy law expert and Harvard Law School professor. John Tierney (D), Richard Tisei (R), Daniel Fishman (L): 6th …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Lovely and supporters joined at the Moose Lodge in Salem Thursday night to celebrate her victory.
Joan Lovely said her victory in the Second Essex Senate race primary was a team effort, and she plans on succeeding Sen. Fred Berry with a November win against republican challenger Richard Jolitz. After the win was made official, Lovely joined supporters, which included Salem Mayor Kimberely Driscoll, Rep. John Keenan, Police Chief Paul Tucker, city councilors, school committee members and Campaign Manager Darek Barcikowski at the Moose Lodge — headquarters for her campaign during Thursday's election. Lovely thanked her family, supporters, Berry and even her opponents — Edward Carroll, Mary-Ellen Manning and John Slattery — during her acceptance speech. "It's not easy to put your name on the ballot," Lovely said while congratulating her …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
A breakdown of state senate poll results from Beverly, Danvers, Peabody, Salem and Topsfield.
Here's a breakdown of each city/town's poll results:
Lovely will be in Nov. election.
Joan Lovely secured a spot in the Second Essex Senate race in Thursday's primary election. Click here for a look at how the North Shore voted. Lovely will go on to face Republican challenger Richard A. Jolitz in the November election.