Dunne beats Moutsoulas in Democratic State Rep primary

9 Sep

By Bob Croce, EOP Publisher

Beverley Griffin Dunne

Beverley Griffin Dunne

School committee member Beverley Griffin Dunne will be the Democratic Party nominee for State Rep in the 12th Essex District after easily topping Ward 3 Councilor James Moutsoulas on Tuesday. Unofficial results as of 9 p.m. had Dunne topping Moutsoulas 2,621-1,770.

Dunne will now square off in a rematch against Republican incumbent Leah Cole in November’s final election.


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19 Responses to “Dunne beats Moutsoulas in Democratic State Rep primary”

  1. Aware Voter September 9, 2014 at 9:59 am #

    This list is unfortunately incorrect. Ward 4-1 and 4-2 are not at the Higgins this year do to construction. The Correct Polling locations are:

    4-1 Calvary Baptist Church, 4 Coolidge Road
    4-2 Smith Barn, 38 Felton Street

    I hope no one read the incorrect information here and tried to vote at the Higgins!

    • Bob Croce September 9, 2014 at 10:04 am #

      Thanks for the correction. My bad for trusting what I saw in the Patch!

  2. Voted for Seth Moulton September 9, 2014 at 10:38 am #

    Voted this morning at the Burke School. I noticed at least 10 signs out front warning people NOT to bring cell phones in the building. As soon as I walked in, there was a police officer standing inside on a cell phone.

    • Potato Salad September 9, 2014 at 11:39 am #

      Hmmm … wonder why the city is banning cell phones in the polls? Did something happen last election?

  3. Anonymous September 9, 2014 at 11:42 am #

    Voted at Burke and live near the West. Only sign holders I saw in West Peabody were for Ted Speliotis. Where is this Lyons guy? Is he going to try to win or what?

  4. Justmy2cents September 9, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

    Bob, any catastrophes today at the schools while people were voting? Was Brandi keeping an eye on things making sure everything went well?

  5. Anonymous September 9, 2014 at 5:32 pm #

    OK all of you professional political pundits out there…I have a question. Where do you all look to get the quickest, most accurate election results?

    • Bob Croce September 9, 2014 at 8:00 pm #

      Come back here in a little while. I’m going to do my best to get results fast as possible in both the Congressional primary and the Peabody state rep primary.

  6. Justmy2cents September 9, 2014 at 8:48 pm #

    3% in Moulton 51% Tierney 41%

  7. Bob Croce September 9, 2014 at 8:55 pm #

    Moulton and Dunne won Ward 1 Peabody. Beverley won Ward 1 by 25%

  8. Bob Croce September 9, 2014 at 8:59 pm #

    Salem News reporting on Twitter that Tierney won Gloucester by 9%

  9. Bob Croce September 9, 2014 at 9:01 pm #

    Still trying to get the margin of victory, but Beverley Dunne has won the state rep race over Demo Moutsoulas.

  10. Bob Croce September 9, 2014 at 9:17 pm #

    More results:
    Moulton trounced Tierney in Danvers, 1321-800
    Moulton leading 917-899 in Salem with 6 of 14 precincts in

    • Justmy2cents September 9, 2014 at 9:24 pm #

      Tierney out!!! Moulton in!!! Yipeeeee

  11. the Outfront Guy* September 9, 2014 at 10:05 pm #

    OG says…congrats to Beverly Dunne on her victory….and as we look ahead to the upcoming battle with Leah Cole it could get very interesting…should be a bit of change seeing two female candidates square off against one another…a relatively young incumbent vs. an older candidate with a long history of political involvement…let’s how this story plays out in the time ahead….Leah better eat her Wheaties because she will be tested and Beverly should not underestimate this young incumbent…and that’s how OG sees it.

  12. GoBev September 10, 2014 at 7:42 am #

    Bev by a landslide in Nov. Leah hasn’t really done anything while Bev has proven herself on SC.

  13. Anonymous September 10, 2014 at 8:28 am #

    Bev is a nice woman but I don’t feel she would do as good of a job as Leah. Everyone under estimated Leah and she has done a great job. I truly believe people should not be in politics for any long period of time and as much as Bev cares and think she will do the right thing her ideology is clouded for the numbers of years she has served. I have heard many times in school committee meetings how she thinks and I do not feel our state house needs another elected official feeling we can continue to tax and spend instead of truly looking at the budget and cutting stuff that does not make sense. Also the fact that she takes a picture with Tierney at the polls and posts it shows what group she is a part of….

    • Justmy2cents September 10, 2014 at 9:25 am #

      She took a picture with who? Tierney ? Who is that?

  14. peabodyite September 10, 2014 at 6:51 pm #

    Well except for the Ward 6 councilor all the elected officials in Peabody from the Mayor on down supported the wrong candidates! What does that tell you. They all follow the wrong lead starting with Tiernney then to Grossman, Tolman and Lake.

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