|Massachusetts State Senate, Second Essex District|
|January 5, 2013 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Salem City Council|
|1998 - 2013|
|High school||Beverly High School|
|Bachelor's||Salem State University|
|J.D.||Massachusetts School of Law|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Lovely served on the following committees:
|Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Community Development and Small Business Joint|
|• Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Joint|
|• Election Laws Joint|
|• Mental Health and Substance Abuse Joint, Chair|
|• Public Health Joint|
|• Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development Joint|
|• Veterans and Federal Affairs Joint, Vice-chair|
Lovely's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "Massachusetts has already voted to establish casino gaming in our state. Joan will support efforts to ensure that."
- Excerpt: "Joan supports District Attorney Jon Blodgett’s public awareness and enforcement efforts to reduce domestic violence and will support state funding for those programs that aid victims of domestic violence."
Education & Schools
- Excerpt: "Joan strongly supports our local public schools and will fight for the state funds needed to help build new schools and to provide the necessary resources for quality education at all levels K-12."
- Excerpt: "Joan will work with Mayors Bettencourt and Driscoll in a concerted effort to resolve the flooding problems once and for all."
- Excerpt: "Joan is concerned about the rising costs of health care and health care insurance and will support legislation and state policies that reduce and contain those increasing costs"
Elections for the office of Massachusetts State Senate will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Joan B. Lovely is unopposed in the Democratic primary.
Lovely won election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts State Senate District Second Essex District. She defeated Mary-Ellen Manning, John P. Slattery, and Edward J. Carroll in the September 6 Democratic primary and defeated Richard Jolitz (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Massachusetts State Senate, Second Essex District, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Joan B. Lovely||70.8%||56,088|
|Massachusetts State Senate, Second Essex District Democratic Primary, 2012|
In 2012, Lovely received $204,657 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.
|Massachusetts House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Joan Lovely's campaign in 2012|
|Costello Jr, Walter A||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$$204,657|
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- Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance: 2013-2014 Scorecard
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- Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters: 2013 Scorecard
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In 2012, Lovely's endorsements included the following:
- Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus Political Action Committee
Lovely and her husband, Stephen, have three children.
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- Massachusetts State Senate
- Senate Committees
- Joint Committees
- Massachusetts state legislative districts
- Massachusetts State Legislature
- Office website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Joan Lovely on Facebook
- Joan Lovely on Twitter
- Follow the Money
- "joanlovely," Official Campaign Website
- 2012 State Primary Candidate List, "Massachusetts Secretary of State," Acccessed June 26, 2012
- AP "Massachusetts - Summary Vote Results," accessed September 6, 2012
- Follow the Money, "Massachusetts 2012 - Candidates," accessed June 18, 2014
- Danvers Patch, "Lovely Endorsed By State Women's PAC in Senate Race," accessed August 14, 2012
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed June 2, 2014
Frederick Berry (D)
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