State Rep Primary Election Day is upon us: Get out and vote today

4 Mar
Beverley Dunne

Beverley Dunne

Leah Cole

Leah Cole

Greg Bunn

Greg Bunn


EDITOR’S NOTE: If you already voted today, please use the comments section to tell us who you voted for, why, and what was the scene/turnout like at your polling place.

By Bob Croce, EOP Publisher

Today is Election Day in Peabody for those who live in Wards 1-4, and in Ward 5 Precincts 1 and 3. Three candidates are on the ballot in a primary for State Representative.

There is a contested primary on the Republican side, where Greg Bunn will face off against Leah Cole.  On the Democratic side, Beverley Griffin Dunne will appear on the ballot, but is unopposed. If you are not enrolled in either the Republican or Democratic Party, you are eligible tomorrow to choose either party’s ballot.

Either Bunn or Cole, and Dunne will faceoff April 2nd against unenrolled candidate David Gravel on final election ballot in this race to fill the seat left open in the 12th Essex District following the death of Joyce Spilliotis last November.

Polls are open  from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Here are some more details in the Peabody Patch.


12 Responses to “State Rep Primary Election Day is upon us: Get out and vote today”

  1. Anonymous March 4, 2013 at 7:52 pm #

    That’s more like it BC.

  2. Just voted... March 5, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    Just voted at the Kiley. Surprised not to see anyone out front holding signs! Does anyone want to win? Voted for Greg Bunn

    • Anon March 5, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

      Voted at Aviv (Lynnfield St). Two people holding signs for Cole.
      Voted for Cole.
      Low voter count (18) at 9:45am.

      • Anonymous March 5, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

        Anon. Do you really think she is up to the job? A conservative Republican with NO political experience? The dirtballs on Beacon Hill, once they stop trying to get in her pants will destroy her and Peabody will get NOTHING!

  3. Marsha S. March 5, 2013 at 12:27 pm #

    I live at Brooksby and when the candidates were here Miss Cole came off pretty harsh and angry in her positions. It sounds like she wants to cut every single program to the bone including the ones that help seniors like myself. While I agree there is too much government waste young people need to understand that the elderly need these services. We have a large turnout going on up here today and I do not see how Cole will get many votes from our community.

    • Anon March 5, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

      That is because YOU want social welfare just like the poor folk. Why you have your own voting place explains it all!

      Seniors living in ivory towers shouldn’t throw stones.

      Didn’t you get another real estate tax cut this year?

      Money talks.

      I am sure there were no sign holders at your polling place.

      Maybe Obama is right! Time to tax the rich.

      Time for change. Break up the status quo.

  4. Anonymous March 5, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    I am an independent voter who got a call from Scott Brown endorsing Greg Bunn the other day. That was enough for me. I voted at St. Ann’ for Bunn.

  5. Anonymous March 5, 2013 at 12:35 pm #

    Unenrolled voter who voted for Beverley Dunne. She’s the best candidate. Slow day at my polling place (Higgins). I was like No. 10 at 10:30 a.m.

  6. Anonymous March 5, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    Voted for Bunn at the high school

  7. Anonymous March 5, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

    Vote for Greg Bunn. Voted at Welch School

  8. An honest view March 5, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    Just saw the video from the Brooksby thing for the candidates (it is on the Patch right now), and I thought that Bunn and Dunne were the two best. Gravel was sort of boring and came off as a wonk. Cole sounded angry and seemed kind of unlikable. Beverley’s and Bunn’s messages were about helping people, which I think is great and is what Joyce Spilliotis was all about.

    Leah Cole says she is running because of $2 billion in tax increases and to fight against “fraud and corruption” at the State House. How exactly is she going to do that as a 25-year-old Republican with no political experience? Those people on Beacon Hill would crush her and Peabody would suffer because of her lack of experience. I admire her for running but he is just not qualified at all. Maybe she should run for ward councilor next time and get some experience.

    I do not know if there is enough time for Bunn to gain some traction but he strikes me as an excellent candidate. I hope Mr. Bunn, even if he does not win this time, runs again in the future.


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