With the districts for state representative being changed this year, left wing Democrat Christina Minicucci of North Andover has decided not to run for reelection. There are two candidates running to replace her on the November 8th state ballot. They are Joe Finn, and Adrianne Ramos.
To be fair to the voters we took the bio information from each candidate’s webpage and published them here so you can make up your own mind as to who to vote for.
Following the once every ten-year redistricting, the 14th Essex district now consists of the following:
Amesbury: Precincts 1, 6
Boxford: Precincts 2, 3
North Andover: Precincts 1 – 6
West Newbury (All)
To find out what precinct you are in and where to vote, visit https://www.sec.state.ma.us/wheredoivotema/bal/myelectioninfo.aspx
Adrianne lives in North Andover with her husband Adam, their children, Sarah, Lilly and Avery, and snuggly labradoodle Marshall. Her children attend North Andover Public Schools. Adrianne was raised in Abington and attended law school in Boston prior to settling in the Merrimack Valley. Her husband was raised in the Bradford area of Haverhill, where he and his family have owned a small business providing essential childcare services for more than 20 years.
Adrianne is a skilled litigator who was named one of Boston Magazine’s Top Lawyers for 2021. She is a Partner at the law firm Prince Lobel. Over the course of her legal career, Adrianne has defended victims of domestic violence, advocated for public policy changes through a nonprofit organization, and helped countless families through difficult legal matters. A member of the Women’s Bar Association Amicus Brief Committee, Adrianne has collaborated to write amicus briefs in pivotal appeals matters impacting public policy.
Adrianne’s personal and professional experience have given her a strong foundation to understand community and individual needs across a variety of socioeconomic, cultural, and racial backgrounds.
North Andover’s Joe Finn, former special agent with the USPS Office of Inspector General, running for state representative.
“We need representation that answers to the people, first and foremost.”
Joe Finn, a law enforcement professional who recently capped off a 30-year career serving as the special agent in charge of the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General, is running to represent Massachusetts’ realigned 14th Essex District.
When the North Andover resident and father of three wasn’t busy performing his duties as the region’s top law enforcement officer for the OIG, Finn was coaching town baseball and basketball teams and devoting his time giving back to his community.
Finn said he recently reached a point in his life where he felt a calling for working in public service.
“We live in turbulent times, as skyrocketing inflation continues to skyrocket, driving up prices, devaluing our wages, and wiping out people’s savings,”Finn said. “Our communities are expanding at an unprecedented rate, making it more difficult than ever to deliver excellent services and raise our families.”
“We need representation on Beacon Hill that understands the plight that everyday people are dealing with and is unafraid to stand up for their constituents.”
Finn and his wife Nancy have lived in North Andover for 22 years. Nancy is a North Andover native.
Before launching his law enforcement career, Finn earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from Assumption University and his MBA from Providence College.
Finn said he’s confident his background as a special agent, where he was responsible for ensuring honesty and efficiency at various levels of government, will translate to quality representation in Beacon Hill’s House of Representatives.
“I believe businesses and residents are dissatisfied with the status quo,” Finn added. “We need representation that answers to the people, first and foremost.”
Finn’s priorities include focusing on reducing the tax burdens shouldered by hard-working families and small businesses, increasing the flow of state aid to local schools and town services, cutting back on reckless spending, fighting to keep communities safe by ensuring police and fire services have the necessary resources, and increasing affordable housing options for senior citizens and veterans.
“As your state representative on Beacon Hill, I promise to be unafraid to stand up for the needs of our families no matter what,” Finn said. ◊