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The #1 Selling Real Estate Brokerage in Peabody* *MLS PIN 1/1/18 – 11/2/2018 PEABODY WEEKLY PEABODY $349,900 Evelyn Rockas 617-256-8500 PEABODY NEW $599,900 Joyce Cucchiara 978-808-1597 MIDDLETON $969,900 Rossetti/Poti Team 781-718-4662 LYNNFIELD REDUCED $1,679,000 Louise Bova-Touchette 617-605-0555 DANVERS SOLD $753,000 Nikki Cappadona-Martin 781-710-1440 NOVEMBER 8, 2018 • VOL. 62, NO. 45 NEWS SERVING THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1957 16 PAGES • ONE DOLLAR Peabody City Councilor-at-Large Tom Gould, right, celebrates the re-election of state Rep. Ted Speliotis. PHOTO | SPENSER HASAK Speliotis headed back to Beacon Hill By Thomas Grillo Danvers voters returned state Rep. Ted Speliotis to the State House for his 12th term to represent the 13th Essex District. In the closely watched race between the Danvers Democrat and Republican challenger Mark Mezzina, Speliotis won by 558 votes of the 19,786 cast. But Mezzina made it interesting. The 25-year-old JC Penney salesman and Danvers Town Meeting member in his first bid for a seat in the Legislature won three of the four precincts in West Peabody by a comfortable 260 vote margin, and beat Speliotis in Middleton by 240 votes. But Danvers, Speliotis’ hometown, gave him a comfortable margin of victory by more than 1,000 votes. The final tally was 51.4 percent of the voters for the incumbent and 48.6 for Mezzina “I guess the headline in the Danvers Herald was right a long time ago: Danvers has a love affair with Ted Speliotis,” the winner told the packed crowd at the Polish Russian Lithuanian American Citizens Club Tuesday night. “Winning is great.” Mezzina said he was surprised and disappointed by the results. “I thought I was in better shape,” he said. “My message resonated with lots of people. It just wasn’t the right night, it wasn’t the right time.” In the four Peabody precincts in the district, Mezzina received 2,786 votes to Speliotis’ 2,526. SOLD! SOLD! The #1 Selling Real Estate Brokerage in Peabody* *MLS PIN 1/1/18 – 11/2/2018 PEABODY $2,400,000 Rossetti/Poti Team 781-718-4662 SALEM RENTAL $1,700 Evelyn Rockas 617-256-8500 GLOUCESTER $2,400,000 Louise Bova-Touchette 617-605-0555 WINTHROP $610,000 Carole Rocha 781-462-7067 MIDDLETON $1,299,990 Karen Johnson 781-367-8482