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Posted: Saturday, July 5, 2014 11:23 pm

Republican City Committee to meet with candidates

The Haverhill Republican City Committee will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. on the second floor of the public library, 99 Main St.

Special speakers include: Shaun Toohey, candidate for State Senate; Maura Ryan-Ciardiello, candidate for Governor’s Council; David D’Arcangelo, candidate for Secretary of State; Ann Wofford, candidate for U.S. Congress; Eddie Watson, candidate for state representative; state Rep. Lenny Mirra; and Groveland Selectman Joe D’Amore.

The committee will also be electing a new vice chair. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. More information is available from Lynette Hickey at

Senate candidate kicks off campaign

HAVERHILL — Shaun Toohey of Haverhill, who is running for the 1st Essex District seat, held his campaign kickoff at Archie’s Little River Ale House late last month.

Many elected officials attended, as well as Team Toohey supporters from all over the district.

They enjoyed food and entertainment by Matty & The JayHawks. Toohey thanked all who participated.

Super Pac, donations measure before Mass. Senate

BOSTON — The Massachusetts House has approved a bill imposing new disclosure requirements for super PACS this election cycle, but the measure has not yet surfaced for a vote in the Senate. The House bill also doubles the allowable annual individual contribution limit to candidates from $500 to $1,000.

State Sen. O’Connor-Ives endorses Mike Lake for Lt. Governor

BOSTON — The campaign of Mike Lake, Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor for Massachusetts, had received another endorsement — this time from State Sen. Katie O’Connor-Ives, D-Newburyport.

Citing his record on urban development, public service and social justice, O’Connor-Ives said Mike Lake has the experience needed to serve the people effectively.

“I’m endorsing Mike Lake for Lieutenant Governor because he’s committed to seeking out opportunities for job growth and economic development in our state and will work hard every day to improve the quality of life in Massachusetts as an accessible, energetic and innovative partner,” Senator Ives said.

Lake said he was honored to have the support of O’Connor-Ives.

“I am proud to have the endorsement of Kathleen O’Connor Ives because she understands that public service is about the public. She works hard every day for the people of Massachusetts, understands my history of public service and knows that I will work every day for everyone in Massachusetts.”

President and CEO of Leading Cities, Lake launched his campaign for Lieutenant Governor in March 2013 and has amassed support from activists, business leaders, labor unions and social justice organizations.

Ballot questions assigned numbers

BOSTON — Ballot activists can start getting their slogans on now that this year’s statewide ballot questions have been assigned numbers.

Secretary of State William Galvin, the state’s elections chief, held a press conference Thursday to announce the numbers for the initiative petitions, with the elimination of gas tax inflation indexing at the top as Question 1.

The proposed expansion of the bottle deposit law will be Question 2.

The ballot initiative aiming to repeal the 2011 casino law will be known as Question 3.

The ballot initiative looking to guarantee earned sick time for employees has been set as Question 4.

The general election is set for Nov. 4.

“I’m consciously hopeful that the diversity of the questions will contribute to a greater turnout in November,” Galvin said at a press conference. “I think they’re easily understood for the most part, they’ve wide public interest, in certainly the casino question, and the gas tax group has certainly been vigorously advocating for their position.”


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