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Candidates for State Representative: 1st Essex (Newbuyport, Amesbury, and Salisbury)

 

 

DEMOCRAT STRONGHOLD NEWBURYPORT,....

OPEN SEAT 2014
COSTELLO IS FINALLY DEPARTING!

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes

a
Jim Kelcourse
R- Amesbury
  YES        

Amesbury City Councilor CANDIDATE'S WEBSITE

(2) Endorsed by NRA 2014

"By encouraging development of our commercial and industrial base, we will create more jobs, reduce residential property taxes, and deliver to our children the quality education they deserve without adding to classroom sizes."

Candidates for State Representative:    2nd Essex

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes



Lenny Mirra
(REPUBLICAN)

YES
YES
YES
YES
NO
NO*

CLICK TO VIEW CANDIDATE'S QUESTIONNAIRE SUBMISSION

Elected 2012

West Newbury

Ratings based on presentation at RTC, website submission, and website. Not pro-life, however he does not believe taxpayer money should be spent to kill the unborn. ).

(1, 6) NO for limited govt' and NO for pro-life: Voted on 7/23/2014 for S.2283 to impose severe fines and severely restrict 1st amendment rights.

Candidates for State Representative:   3rd Essex

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes

Dempsey
Brian S. Dempsey (D)
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO

HORRIFIC scores by CLT and MassFiscal Alliance regarding tax spending.

This man dangerously spends your tax dollars, supports illegal aliens, etc.

2. Voted for gun control.2014 gun vote for 4278. No opposition to DeLeo's gun grab H4121.

89% of the time, he's against you. But, sheeple keep voting for the well-known name.

NO for Pro-Life: NARAL rates him as “pro-choice”

 

(1, 6) NO for limited govt' and NO for pro-life: Voted on 7/23/2014 for S.2283 to impose severe fines and severely restrict 1st amendment rights.

Candidates for State Representative:    4th Essex

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes
Hill
Bradford Hill (R)
YES
YES
YES
YES*
NO
Mixed Although Hill has a 95% MassFiscalScorecard rating, not willing to take a recorded vote on the supplemental budget (6/25/2014) even though he is the House Minority Whip warrants an immediate reduction in rating back to Crab Grass Grayish Green Yes*. 

Candidates for State Representative:    5th Essex (Gloucester, Rockport and Essex)

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes


Ferrante
Ann-Margaret Ferrante D-Gloucster

p'

NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO

HORRIFIC SPENDING.

AND A LIAR. We've given her a Pinoccio award for trying to RUN away from her votes, and for all her whinning when MassFiscal Alliance went and published her voting records on multiple roll calls.

The public needs to know, she's got a nice smile, and 100% name recognition in Gloucester, but is a non-assett to the working families and retirees. A TRUE DRONE ROBOT FOR HOUSE SPEAKER DeLeo. No independent thought or actions from this politician.

VOTED TO INCREASE YOUR GAS TAX, NOW, AND FOREVER.

Perfectly content to have Justina Pelletier held prisoner for more than 15 months by D.C.F. Puts gov't control above parent's control. Speaks out about giving more $$ to D.C.F.! Ugh!

2. Voted for gun control. H4278 2014 gun vote for 4278. No opposition to DeLeo's gun grab H4121.

Supporter of 40B (let's developers plow right through communities doing pretty much wh(1, 6) NO for limited govt' and NO for pro-life: Voted on 7/23/2014 for S.2283 to impose severe fines and severely restrict 1st amendment rights.atever they want with little or no local control.

Raising taxes since being elected in 2008. Sad.

 

Candidates for State Representative:    6th Essex Beverly

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes



Jerald A. Parisella
DEMOCRAT

NO
NO
NO

NO

F-

  NO

Very well known and liked veteran who was born and raised in Beverly, but who has a absolutely Horrific record on taxes and spending and supporting money for illegals.

2. Voted for gun control. H4278 2014 gun vote for 4278. No opposition to DeLeo's gun grab H4121.

Even voted against H3400.96 , killing any chance for EBT reforms... an extremist liberal.

 

(1, 6) NO for limited govt' and NO for pro-life: Voted on 7/23/2014 for S.2283 to impose severe fines and severely restrict 1st amendment rights.

Candidates for State Representative:    7th Essex

OPEN SEAT NOW THAT KEENAN HAS SPENT 10 YEARS RAISING TAXES AND SUPPORTING ILLEGAL ALIENS.

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes
Paul Tucker
Democrat
Salem
           

Salem Police Chief

A shoe-in for election.

Candidates for State Representative:    8th Essex

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes


Ehrlick
Lori A. Ehrlich (D)

NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO

Lori is another wonderful human being, but ultra-liberal tax-increase voter. At some point, we need to decide: as much as we like Lori, can we really afford people such as her any longer?

2. Voted for gun control. H4278 2014 gun vote for 4278. No opposition to DeLeo's gun grab H4121.

"D" Rating from GOAL.

(6) NARAL Endorsed, pro-abortion.

(1, 6) NO for limited govt' and NO for pro-life: Voted on 7/23/2014 for S.2283 to impose severe fines and severely restrict 1st amendment rights.

Candidates for State Representative:    9th Essex

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes


Donald Wong
R-Saugus

NO
Yes.
YES
Yes* NO NO

"A+" rating from GOAL.

(1, 6) NO for limited govt' and NO for pro-life: Voted on 7/23/2014 for S.2283 to impose severe fines and severely restrict 1st amendment rights.

(2)

Voted Against H.4278, Voted For H.4376/4285

(5) NO for Pro-Family: Voted against the 2014 MA-GOP Platform

Candidates for State Representative:    10th Essex

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes

Fennell
Robert F. Fennell (D)

NO
NO
NO

NO

21% rating from CLT
(F-)

NO

 

NO

Raising taxes since 1995.

2) Guns: GOAL gave a B rating in 2010, 2012 BUT, gone downhil....voted for gun control. H4278 2014 gun vote for 4278. No opposition to DeLeo's gun grab H4121.

3) Immigration: Voted to KILL the "Perry amendment" (commit to "study" where it died as planned, a typical, repeatable, standard method to kill bills) on 4/28/2010. A critical bill that has repeatedly sought basic enforcement.

4) taxes: CLT gave Mr. Fennel a 21% rating (solid F-) in 2009, which was better than his 10% rating in 2001. UGH!

6) NARAL gave him a 'mixed' ratting for 2009-1010, but in 2004, MCFL gave him a 89% rating..... we'll post a few votes..

(1, 6) NO for limited govt' and NO for pro-life: Voted on 7/23/2014 for S.2283 to impose severe fines and severely restrict 1st amendment rights.

Candidates for State Representative:    11th Essex

OPEN SEAT

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes
Charlie Gallo
D-Lynn
             
Brendan Peter Crighton
Lynn
DEMOCRAT
             
Alkaterini Panagoiotakis Koudanis
Lynn
DEMOCRAT
             

Retiring with full pension.

Walsh_Steven
Steven M. Walsh (D)

NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO

 

Raising taxes since 2003

2. Voted for gun control. H4278 2014 gun vote for 4278. No opposition to DeLeo's gun grab H4121.

(3) NO for Enforce Immigration Laws: Voted against Secure Communities
(6) NO for Pro-Life: NARAL rates him as “pro-choice”

(1, 6) NO for limited govt' and NO for pro-life: Voted on 7/23/2014 for S.2283 to impose severe fines and severely restrict 1st amendment rights.

Candidates for State Representative:    12th Essex

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes
               
Walsh (won special election)              

Candidates for State Representative:    13th Essex

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes


Tom Lyons
R-Peabody
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
"

- Ready To Work For You "

CLICK TO READ CANDIDATE'S QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES

Speliotis
Theodore C. Speliotis D-Danvers


NO
NO
NO
NO!
0% rating from CLT.

"This guy is a nutjob tax-raiser, and the voters continue to blindly vote for him.  A true left-of-left-of-left liberal wackjob." - VCV Editor
NO
NO

 

2. Voted for gun control. H4278 2014 gun vote for 4278. No opposition to DeLeo's gun grab H4121.

A very energetic guy who repeatedly votes to raise taxes, raise spending, support big government and personal intrusion.
"I think he does more damage to the taxpayers than we can possibly imagine. Why is this guy still in office? How sound asleep are the voters of Danvers, Peabody, and Topsfield who blindly vote for this multi-decade tax increaser? "- Editor

 

(1, 6) NO for limited govt' and NO for pro-life: Voted on 7/23/2014 for S.2283 to impose severe fines and severely restrict 1st amendment rights.

Candidates for State Representative:    14th Essex

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes

Rosemary Connelly Smedile
R-N.Andover
YES YES YES YES    

Current Chair of the North Andover RTC & Former Chair of the North Andover Board of Selectmen.
Small business owner. Mother.



Diana DiZoglio
D-Methuen

WEBSITE

 

 

NO

 

 

 

NO

 

 

 

NO

 

 

NO!

Horrific

F- Grade

Under review

 

 

NO

Elected 2012 when she kicked out arrogant Torisi in a Democrat primary.....Torisi had just been exposed and placed on our WALL-oF-SHAME....see there for detials on the boy wonder...

.  Last Year, the Eagle-Tribune also called her out as a flip-flopper, as did Jim Lyons.

She gets full-page ads printed in the Valley Patriot and great press and smiles from everyone, but look under the surface and you find she's a big red no on most issues. She can talk the game, has the smiling pretty face, but votes against taxpayers, refuses to stand up against illegal immigrants. Spins, spins.

(2) Refused to fill out questionnaire on Guns from GOAL in 2012. No response. Despite onslaught on gun rights from Speaker DeLeo, she has done nothing to date to protect the 2nd Amendment rights of citizens. We await a change.... UPDATE: she did vote against H4278, which is a start..

(3)2014 Voted to send the Lyons/Lombardo in-state tuition amendments to study, voted to defeat the Lombardo amendment Prohibiting Local Aid to Sanctuary Cities (Defeated on a partisan vote)

F-grade according to MassFiscalScorecard Meaning she votes to RAISE SPENDING AND INCREASE TAXES....

In 2012, this girl, a former aide to a republican, was asked THREE TIMES on the TOM DUGGAN PAYING ATTENTION SHOW if she would vote for in-state tuition for illegal aliens, driver's licenses for illegal aliens, etc. CONCLUSION: SHE AVOIDED THE QUESTION, OR she honestly has no clue. Listen to the audio here. Speaks to trust. She's noted for her looks, but let's face it, we could use some HONEST answers, not political speak run-around. Sweet looker/talker and is running on her aggressiveness. 5/12/2012 - Editor

Update: after walking the district she's changed her mind and is AGAINST illegal immigration. We really don't know where her core is, but she is pretty, aggressive, and is expected by many to win on her looks. - Update. She did.

(5) Regarding Pro-Family: No Response to all but two questions on the Mass Family Institute’s 2012 VoteValues Questionnaire

(1, 6) NO for limited govt' and NO for pro-life: Voted on 7/23/2014 for S.2283 to impose severe fines and severely restrict 1st amendment rights.

Candidates for State Representative:    15th Essex

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes

Campbell
Linda Dean Campbell (D)

NO

NO

H4121 Sat, June 7, 2013

NO

Horrific

F- Grade
voted to raise spending 85% of the time

Under review
NO

(2) "D" rating from GOAL.
An enemy of the 2nd Amendment.

(3) NO TO ENFORCE IMMIGRATION: MARCH 2014 vote on 'catch-and-release for Illegal aliens' (the Trust Act, in Committee).

(4) NO for Keep Taxes Low: 15% Rating by MassFiscalScorecard

(1, 6) NO for limited govt' and NO for pro-life: Voted on 7/23/2014 for S.2283 to impose severe fines and severely restrict 1st amendment rights.

Candidates for State Representative:    16th Essex

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes
Roger Twomey
R-Lawrence
YES YES     YES YES

Lawrence City Councilor Roger A. Twomey

(1) YES for Limited Government: His answers to the Campaign for Liberty Survey
(2) Amendment: A- from the NRA-PVF
(3) YES for Pro-Family: 100% Perfect Score on MFI’s VoteValues Questionnaire
(4) YES for Pro-Life: Endorsed by MCFL

Marco Devers
D-Lawrence

NO

 

NO

NO!

Horrific

 

NO!

Horrific

F- Grade

NO

 

NO

Devers is a native of the Dominican Republic and owns an engineering/ construction firm. Former city councilor.

(2) 2014 gun vote for 4278. No opposition to DeLeo's gun grab H4121.

Enforce Immigration Laws: Voted against Secure Communities & Co-Sponsored S.1135

He has a 10% rating from Mass Fiscal scorecard, meaning he votes to increase spending and taxes 90% of the time!

NO for Keep Taxes Low: 10% Rating by MassFiscalScorecard

NO Pro-Family: Marcos Co-Sponsored the Bathroom Bill

(1, 6) NO for limited govt' and NO for pro-life: Voted on 7/23/2014 for S.2283 to impose severe fines and severely restrict 1st amendment rights.

Candidates for State Representative:    17th Essex

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes

Frank Moran
DEMOCRAT

NO

NO under review

NO!

Horrific

F- Grade

Under review
NO

He has a 10% rating from Mass Fiscal scorecard, meaning he votes to increase spending and taxes 90% of the time!

(2) NO! (Moran co-sponsored HB4121, DeLeo’s gun grab) 2014 gun vote for 4278. No opposition to DeLeo's gun grab H4121.

NO for Keep Taxes Low: 10% Rating by MassFiscalScorecard


Pro-Lifeendorsed by MCFL

(1, 6) NO for limited govt' and NO for pro-life: Voted on 7/23/2014 for S.2283 to impose severe fines and severely restrict 1st amendment rights.

Candidates for State Representative:    18th Essex

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes

Lyons
Jim Lyons (R)
Andover

 

YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES

Famous for TWICE defeating the HORRIFIC "Taxes L'Italien, the gal who repeatedly raised every tax she could find, and then got a hack job handed to her after losing!

He's endorsed by CLT, believes in strong borders and family protection against an expanding govt.  Check out his website. A breath of fresh air.

 

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