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Democrat Joan Lovely has the experience, ability and integrity it takes to be a strong and effective State Senator  for Beverly, Danvers, Peabody, Salem and Topsfield.

A Proven And Respected Leader

  • Salem City Council President
  • Elected to the Salem City Council 8 Terms (1998-present)
    • Councillor-at-Large (2004-present)
    • City Councillor - Ward Three (1998-2003)
  • Committee Service:
    • Administration and Finance (Former Chair)
    • Ordinances, Licenses and Legal Affairs (Former Chair)
    • Community and Economic Development (Former Chair)
    • Public Health, Safety and the Environment (Former Chair)
    • Government Services
    • Sunshine Ordinance/Open Meeting Law
  • Council Liaison to:
    • Council on Aging Board of Directors
    • Licensing Board
    • Market and Tourism Commission
    • Commission on Disabilities

A Skilled Professional

  • Lovely & Lovely Law Firm,  Attorney, 2009-present
  • Representative J. Michael Ruane,  Legislative Aide, 2003-2005
  • Lovely Realty,  Co-Owner, 2002-present
  • Carlson GMAC Real Estate, Manager, 2000-2002
  • Coldwell Banker Real Estate, 1994-1999
  • Tierney, Kalis, Adamopoulos & Lucas Law Firm, Legal Assistant,1981-1987

A Smart and Determined Woman

  • Massachusetts School of Law, Juris Doctor  2009
  • Salem State University, BS Political Science, Cum Laude,  2006
  • Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honor Society
  • Salem State University, Sojourner Truth Outstanding Service Award
  • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson 1994
  • Essex Technical Institute, Associates Degree, Animal Science, 1978
  • Beverly High School Class of 1976

A Concerned and Giving Citizen

  • Destination Salem, Board of Directors
  • Salem Senior Center Committee
  • Salem Flood Control Committee
  • Salem Main Streets, Board of Directors
  • Salem Public Schools, Literacy Buddy
  • North Shore Medical Center, Community Ambassador
  • Castle Hill Playground Committee
  • FEMA, Emergency Management Certificate of Achievement
  • North Shore Labor Council, Integrity in Public Service Award

A Caring Family

  • Married Stephen Lovely in 1984 at St. Margaret’s in Beverly Farms.
  • Joan and Steve made their home in Salem where they have raised three children:
    • Jenna, 24, In her last semester of law school at Massachusetts School of Law
    • Stephen, 22, An EMT with Lyons Ambulance and attending Salem State studying Biology
    • Taylor, 20, A Junior at UNH studying International Affairs and Spanish 
  • Pets (they are family, too)
    • Annie the Cairn Terrier
    • Maddie the Yellow Lab
    • Skippy the Cockatiel
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