Welcome to our Five New Contributors To Educate Our Readers ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (01-23)


One thing we are most of proud of here at The Valley Patriot is that we provide our readers information directly from the newsmakers themselves without the filtered agenda of an editorial board.

Since 2004 we have always afforded elected officials the opportunity to get their message out about what is happening in local and state government.

With the election of so many new officials in the valley last November, we are happy to welcome five new monthly columnists to educate the public about their government.

They are:

State Rep. Ryan Hamilton is a former Methuen City Councilor who is succeeding Rep. Linda Dean Campbell representing Haverhill and Methuen. he ran unopposed for this seat and will serve for two years. His column is in page two.

State Rep. Estela Reyes – (Methuen and Lawrence). Reyes is a city councilor in Lawrence representing District “B” and works for Home Health VNA. She won her campaign last November against Methuen Councilor Jim McCarty. Her Column is on Page 15. You can reach her at EstelaAreyes17@gmail.com.

State Rep. Adrianne Ramos – North Andover, Boxford, Groveland, Amesbury, and West Newbury. A North Andover resident, Ramos defeated Joe Finn (also of North Andover) last November. This is her first term as a State Rep. and was named one of Boston Magazine’s Top Lawyers for 2021. She is a Partner at the law firm Prince Lobel. Her column is on page 15. You can reach her at Adrianne.ramos@mahouse.gov

State Rep. Francisco Paulino (Lawrence and Methuen). Paulino is a Methuen resident, a small business owner and a landlord in the City of Lawrence. He defeated incumbent Marcos Devers in November. This is his first term as a State Rep. His column is on page 15. Contact: fpaulino@paulino4staterepresentative.com.

State Senator Pavel Payano (Lawrence, Methuen, and Haverhill). Pavel Payano is an At-Large (city wide) City Councilor and a former member of the Lawrence School Committee. This is his first term as a state senator as he replaces Diana DiZoglio – who was just elected State Auditor. He defeated Methuen City Councilor Eunice Zeigler and Lawrence Activist Doris Ortiz. You can reach him at pavelmpayano@gmail.com.

State Auditor Diana DiZoglio – Diana lives in Methuen and is a former state rep. and state senator. DiZoglio will continue to do her monthly column as the new State Auditor bringing more transparency to the people of Massachusetts about how their government money is being spent.

Her column is on page 4.

You can contact her at diana@dianadizoglio.com ◊