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Beverly election kicks off with eight races this year

Posted by Amanda Stonely  August 8, 2011 10:03 AM

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With last Tuesday’s, Aug. 2  deadline to return nomination papers now passed, the field for this year’s city election is now set. There are eight contests this year, of which two – races for mayor and Ward 4 city council - will require preliminary elections. In the mayor’s race, incumbent William F. Scanlon, Jr. is vying with City Council president Michael P. Cahill, former council president Timothy P. Flaherty, and past mayoral and city council candidate Euplio R. "Rick" Marciano. 

In the Ward 4 race, James T. Carnazza, Scott D. Houseman, and John J. Mullady are competing to succeed retiring councilor Kevin F. Hobin.  Five candidates, meanwhile, are competing for three at large seats: incumbent Paul M. Guanci, and D. Scott Dullea, former city solicitor Marshall J. Handly, Elliott C. Margolis, and Jason C. Silva, chief of staff to Salem Mayor Kimberley L. Driscoll.  Ward 2 Councilor D. Wesley Slate is challenged by Rosemary A. Maglio.  Ward 3 Councilor James F. Latter is challenged by Patrick D. Dello Russo, Jr.

Two candidates are competing to succeed retiring Ward 6 Councilor Judith Cronin.  They are Christine E. Bertoni and Brett R. Schetzsle.  There is one School Committee race.

In Ward 4, Michael Gendre and Matthew J. Kavanagh are contending to succeed retiring member Karen H. Fogarty. Seven incumbnet councilors and school committee members are running unopposed for reelection. The preliminary election is Sept. 20 and the final election is Nov. 8. 

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