Peabody's John Slattery, vying for the 2nd Essex District seat in the state Senate, will be kicking off his campaign this Sunday in Danvers.
with supporters at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem last Sunday and Governor's Councilor Mary-Ellen Manning (also a Peabody resident) , holding a campaign event at the in Peabody in January.
All three are practicing attorneys and hoping to fill the shoes of .
A one-term Peabody city councilor, Slattery, 53, went on to represent Peabody in the state legislature from 1995-2003, but has not run for office in several years after losing a bid for mayor against Michael Bonfanti in 2005. Slattery also ran for lieutenant governor in 2002.