SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

October 29, 2010

Schetzsle has spent $9,000 more than opponent Parisella

By Paul Leighton
Staff writer

BEVERLY — Brett Schetzsle has outspent Jerry Parisella by $9,000 in the race for state representative, according to the latest campaign finance reports.

Schetzsle, a Republican, had spent $40,518 on the campaign as of Oct. 15. Parisella, a Democrat, had spent $31,698.

Parisella had $3,884 remaining in his campaign fund as of Oct. 15, while Schetzsle had $969. The election is Tuesday.

Schetzsle raised $12,361 in the latest filing period, Aug. 28 to Oct. 15, including $3,873 of his own money. He also received $1,000 from the Beverly Republican City Committee, $500 each from Citizens for Limited Taxation and the Massachusetts Republican House Political Action Committee, and $100 from the Frank Cousins Jr. Committee.

Schetzsle also received $500 each from Beverly residents Darrell and Nancy Crate. Darrell Crate is the former chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party.

Parisella raised $5,490 in the latest filing period. His largest donations came from his mother, Marion Parisella, who donated $225, and Beverly resident Michael Slaven, a project manager for Parsons Brinkerhoff, who donated $150.

City Councilors Wes Slate, Maureen Troubetaris and Jim Latter and Beverly Assistant City Solicitor Robert Munroe donated $100 each to Parisella. City Councilor Kevin Hobin donated $50.

Staff writer Paul Leighton can be reached at 978-338-2675 or pleighton@salemnews.com.