EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

November 2, 2012

Eight run for four seats in District 13

By Dustin Luca dluca@eagletribune.com
The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Hampstead and Kingston voters will choose four legislators to send to the state House out of eight names appearing on the ballot next week.

The contest for state House District 13 features four candidates each from the Democratic and Republican parties.

Running on the Republican ticket are: Regina Birdsell of Hampstead, John Sedensky of Hampstead, Kevin St. James of Kingston and Kenneth Weyler of Kingston. Sedensky, Weyler and Birdsell are incumbents.

Running on the Democratic ticket are: Derrick Moyer of Hampstead, Kathleen Pynn of Hampstead, Andrew Stockwell of Kingston and William Waters of Kingston. None of the Democrats responded to several requests to participate in this preview.

Regina Birdsell

Incumbent: Yes

Party: Republican

Age: 56

Occupation: Contract recruiter

Elective office experience: State representative

What would you do if elected to office? My primary reason for running is to improve the business environment for the high-tech industry to get more jobs into the state.

John Sedensky

Incumbent: Yes

Party: Republican

Age: 77

Occupation: Retired dean of business school

Elective office experience: State representative

What would you do if elected to office? I’ll represent taxpayers and their families, lower taxes through intelligent spending, reduce debt and perform audits in order to eliminate duplication and reduce waste.

Kevin

St. James

Incumbent: No

Party: Republican

Age: 46

Occupation: Firefighter

Elective office experience: School Board

What would you do if elected to office? Bring positive discourse to the general court. I’m not looking to promote someone else’s agenda. We must focus on the eocnomy, jobs and education.

Kenneth Weyler

Incumbent: Yes

Party: Republican

Age: 71

Occupation: Retired airline pilot

Elective office experience: State representative

What would you do if elected to office: I would continue to find the most efficient way to fund state government, and to reduce the regulatory burden on our business people.