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March 29, 2013

Griffin Dunne wins Spiliotis family's nod

State representative challengers Cole and Gravel also list significant endorsements

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Cole’s campaign manager, Ryan Chamberland, said the endorsements speak to Cole’s commitment to bring fiscal responsibility and accountability to Beacon Hill.

“She had made it very clear she will oppose Patrick’s proposed tax increase,” he said.

In addition to Bonfanti, Gravel, 56, has the endorsement of the Carpenters Local Union 26 and the Massachusetts Teachers Association. He also has posted videos on his website of a number of residents and current and former political figures who support him, including City Councilor Tom Gould and former City Councilor Fred Murtagh.

“What they say is they talk about my qualifications and character as a candidate,” Gravel said. “They are people I’ve worked with either on a volunteer basis or politically.”

One of the endorsements he is most proud of, he said, comes from Jackie Torigian, the wife of the late Mayor Peter Torigian.

She said Gravel would be a “champion for Peabody.”

“Over the years,” she wrote, “Dave has been a voice of reason on the City Council and School Committee and an important part of so many local efforts to make our city a better place.”

Staff writer Jonathan Phelps can be reached at 978-338-2527 or by email at jphelps@salemnews.com. Follow him on Twitter at JPhelps_SN.

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