Swampscott Election Guide

Candidates and issues to watch in Swampscott.


As the election cycle nears Swampscott Patch will turn its attention to the races and issues that matter most to those who live in Swampscott.

Below are five candidates and issues each of which links to an article.

We'll build on this foundation, presenting information that will help residents as they prepare to vote in the fall elections.

Bookmark this page for updates.

 The and Swampscott's representative on Capitol Hill blogs on Patch and has engaged in a with readers.

: The from Wakefield and business owner is challenging Tierney for the 6th Congressional District and has also engaged in a with readers.

: One issue the town has its collective eye on is state education funding. From the to to people on the street, Swampscott wants to be funded at the level promsied by the state.

Among the initiatives likely to make it on the November ballot are a proposal to base teacher promotions on performance reviews and test scores; the medical use of marijuana; and a law that would allow physicians to prescribe medication to terminally ill patients that would end their lives. 

Rail and bus transportation are important to both those who work in Boston and those who work in Swampscott. The state will have important decisions to make on the amount of money it wants to spend on transportation.

A+ Schools June 15, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Terry, We have read for weeks read the ridiculous complaints about the on-going movie in Swampscott, but what about the fact that Swampscott is always getting short-changed on any type of state funding. It could be Ch. 70 for education, or in this case Ch 90, for road repair dollars. Can you ask Rep. Ehrlich why Swampscott receives much less than other towns. In this case, specifically Marblehead receives 25% more funding. We need better representation. Chapter 90 funding for Road Repairs, FY 2013: Beverly $1,029,148 Danvers $920,156 Salem $874,160 Peabody $1,279,587 Ipswich $442,076 Marblehead $449,162 Swampscott $302,863 Hamilton $246,225 Wenham $152,698 Source: Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Terry Date (Editor) June 15, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Sure, Allen, we'll ask Rep. Ehrlich about the Chapter 90 dollars. Thanks for the siggestion.
Liz June 15, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Allen, Good question and good research!!!!!


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