Marijuana Facilities Fail in Low Interest Methuen Election


The question of whether or not Methuen should allow marijuana growing facilities to locate within the city was rejected by voters 2,266 to 1,681.

Every single incumbent official was reelected. Only two races were challenged.

Mayor Perry ran unopposed, as did East District Councilors Steve Saba and Eunice Zeigler. Central District Councilors Joel Faretra and James McCarty also ran unopposed as did the entire six member school committee.

In the At Large (city wide) City Council race the three incumbent councilors; Jessica Finocchiaro, Nick DiZoglio, and DJ Beauregard were reelected. Challenger Joyce Campagnone, the only challenger, placed fourth.

In the West End District Council race both incumbents Allie Saffie and Mike Simard were reelected, defeating newcomer and veteran Mike Downs.

Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He is an author, host of the Paying Attention TV/Radio Program, lectures on media bias and police issues, is a former Lawrence School Committeeman, former political director for Mass. Citizens Alliance, and a 1990 Police Survivor. You can email your comments to

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