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November 1, 2012

As candidates, Devers, Santiago sound a lot alike

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They also back giving drivers the option of servicing their cars at garages and not just the dealership.

“Big businesses should share the wealth,” Santiago said. “This will help small businesses grow.”

Devers agreed. “We should avoid a monopoly and give the option and freedom to choose where they want to take their cars for service.”

Marcos Devers

Age: 62

Address: 16 Woodland St.

Family: Wife, Victoria E. Devers Vargas; four children and four grandchildren.

Occupation: Registered civil and structural engineer

Political experience: Lawrence City Council at large, 2000-2002, vice president; served as interim mayor Sept. 2001 to Nov. 2001; Lawrence City Council president, 2002-2004; City Councilor at large, 2004-2006. State Representative, 2010 to present. As representative he is vice chairman of the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities; served on the following Joint committees: Economic Development and Emerging Technologies; Education; Transportation and Redistricting.

Party: Democrat

Jose Santiago

Age: 53

Address: 391 Chestnut St.

Family: Separated; five children and four grandchildren.

Occupation: Unemployed; former Methuen Police sergeant

Political experience: Elected as state representative for the 16th District in 1998 and re-elected for a second term in 2000. He served on the Lawrence City Council.

Party: Unenrolled

Marcos Devers Age: 62 Address: 16 Woodland St. Family: Wife, Victoria E. Devers Vargas; four children and four grandchildren. Occupation: Registered civil and structural engineer Political experience: Lawrence City Council at large, 2000-2002, vice president; served as interim mayor Sept. 2001 to Nov. 2001; Lawrence City Council president, 2002-2004; City Councilor at large, 2004-2006. State Representative, 2010 to present. As representative he is vice chairman of the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities; served on the following Joint committees: Economic Development and Emerging Technologies; Education; Transportation and Redistricting. Party: Democrat Jose Santiago Age: 53 Address: 391 Chestnut St. Family: Separated; five children and four grandchildren. Occupation: Unemployed; former Methuen Police sergeant Political experience: Elected as state representative for the 16th District in 1998 and re-elected for a second term in 2000. He served on the Lawrence City Council. Party: Unenrolled

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