Haverhill Elections are Non-Partisan, But Here is How Candidates Think of Themselves

Ward 4 School Committee member Mikaela Lalumiere. (Courtesy photograph.)

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Although Haverhill’s local elections are non-partisan, many residents have expressed curiosity about party affiliations held by the city’s various candidates.

According to city records, three out of the five candidates for mayor are affiliated with the Democratic Party. They are, alphabetically, City Councilor Melinda E. Barrett, George Eleftheriou and School Committee member Scott W. Wood Jr.

Registered Republicans in the mayoral race are Debra Campanile and retired Patrolman Guy E. Cooper.

Among those seeking election at-large to the City Council are Democrats John A. Michitson, Fred A. Simmons and Thomas J. Sullivan. Unenrolled candidates are Timothy J. Jordan and Colin F. LePage.

In the Ward 1 City Council race, Ralph T. Basiliere is a Democrat, while Alexander Veras is registered as Republican; Ward 2, Katrina Hobbs Everett, Democrat, and Toni Sapienza-Donais, unenrolled; Ward 3, Devan Ferreira, unenrolled; Ward 4, Craig Lambert and Melissa J. Lewandowski, unenrolled, and Kenneth E. Quimby, Democrat; Ward 5, Michael Morales, unenrolled, and Shaun P. Toohey, Republican; Ward 6, Oliver Aguilo, Democrat, and Michael S. McGonagle, unenrolled; and Ward 7, Catherine P. Rogers, unenrolled.

In the Ward 1 School Committee contest, Esteban Marte, Democrat; Ward 2, Toni Sapienza-Donais, unenrolled, and Gail M. Sullivan, Democrat; Ward 3, Liliana Dilonex, Democrat, and Cheryl Ferguson, Republican; Ward 4, Mikaela Lalumiere and Courtney Thomas, both unenrolled, and Fred A. Simmons and Scott W. Wood Jr., Democrats; Ward 5, Lynette Hickey, Republican, and Jill Story, Democrat; Ward 6, Yonnie Collins, Democrat, and Chad Pfeil, unenrolled; and Ward 7, Edward Downer and Thomas Grannemann, Democrats, and Hunter Rogers, unenrolled.

In other campaign news, Ward 4 School Committee candidate Mikaela Lalumiere is having an ice cream social meet and greet tonight, from 4-6 p.m., at Biggart’s Ice Cream on Amesbury Road in Haverhill. Hot fudge sundaes and slush will be provided free of charge. There’s more about on Lalumiere and the meet and greet at MLforHaverhill.com.

(Names are listed alphabetically under each campaign)
Barrett, Melinda E.
Campanile, Debra
Cooper, Guy E.
Eleftheriou, George
Wood, Scott W. Jr.
City Council-At Large
Jordan, Timothy J.
LePage, Colin F.
Michitson, John A.
Simmons, Fred A.
Sullivan, Thomas J.
City Council Ward 1
Basiliere, Ralph T.
Veras, Alexander
City Council Ward 2
Hobbs Everett, Katrina
Sapienza-Donais, Toni
City Council Ward 3
Ferreira, Devan
City Council Ward 4
Lambert, Craig
Lewandowski, Melissa J.
Quimby, Kenneth E.
City Council Ward 5
Morales, Michael
Toohey, Shaun P.
City Council Ward 6
Aguilo, Oliver
McGonagle, Michael S.
City Council Ward 7
Rogers, Catherine P.
School Committee-At Large*
Magliocchetti, Paul A.
Rosa, Richard J.
Ryan-Ciardiello, Maura L.
School Committee Ward 1
No nominees
School Committee Ward 2
Sapienza-Donais, Toni
Sullivan, Gail M.
School Committee Ward 3
Dilonex, Liliana
Ferguson, Cheryl
School Committee Ward 4
Lalumiere, Mikaela
Simmons, Fred A.
Thomas, Courtney
Wood, Scott W. Jr.
School Committee Ward 5
Hickey, Lynette
Story, Jill
School Committee Ward 6
Collins, Yonnie
Pfeil, Chad
School Committee Ward 7
Downer, Edward
Grannemann, Thomas
Rogers, Hunter
* No election in 2023

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