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November 3, 2012

Speliotis has ties to Peabody and Danvers

SPELIOTIS: JFK's influence a motivator

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“‘Teddy, I hear if you run, you’d be the favorite to win,’” Speliotis recalls Voke telling him.

Speliotis’ Peabody background may come into play in this fall’s rematch with Danvers Selectman Dan Bennett, given the district now includes more of West Peabody, Ward 6 and Ward 5, precinct 2. The district also includes precinct 2 in Middleton, and Topsfield is no longer part of the district.

“My roots are deep,” Speliotis said of his ties to Peabody. “Not only are my roots deep, I care a lot about the city and its growth.”

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Staff writer Ethan Forman can be reached at 978-338-2673, by email at eforman@salemnews.com or on Twitter at @DanverSalemNews.

State Rep. Ted Speliotis, D-Danvers Age: 59 Wife: June, married 32 years Education: Danvers High Class of 1971; Graduated Northeastern University in 1976 with a bachelor's degree in political science with a teaching certificate. Occupation: Full-time legislator, 1979 to 1986; 1997 to the present. Formerly worked for Northeastern University in the government affairs office. Other elected positions: Town Meeting member, Danvers town moderator Children: Daughters Pia and Ashley; granddaughter Kayla Marie.

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