Danvers homeless families a focus of House race
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He is also vice chairman of the Essex Agricultural and Technical High School board of trustees.
“My years of public service to the town and in particular in the areas of housing, education, and zoning make me the right person for the job as state representative,” he said.
Speliotis, a former Danvers town moderator, is House chairman of the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
“I feel I’ve worked a long time to get to where I am now, to be able to effect the change I’ve effected over the last two years, he said.
Bill Nicholson, a Democrat who is a longtime Danvers town meeting member and former selectman, is supporting Speliotis’s reelection.
“He knows the ins and outs of the State House, having been there awhile. He’s accomplished a lot this year,” he said, citing the school aid increase and the state funding for the homeless as examples. “He has always answered the call when people have asked him for help.”
Diane Langlais, a Danvers Finance Committee member who is unenrolled, is serving as Bennett’s campaign manager.
In the difficult economic climate, Langlais said, voters are “looking to their state and local officials to hold down costs till they can get back on their feet. . . . I know Dan recognizes that because of his experience in local budgeting.”
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