Fiorentini Pulls Nomination Papers for Record Ninth Mayoral Term

The race is officially on! Friday, May 17 was the day Haverhill’s longest-serving Mayor James J. Fiorentini chose to formally announce his intention to run for a record ninth term in the city’s top office, pulling nomination papers with City Clerk Linda L. Koutoulas, WHAV confirms.

Fiorentini’s Friday decision to throw his hat into the ring comes two weeks after the City of Haverhill first allowed locals to pull papers for municipal office. Since May 1, Fiorentini is the fourth candidate to announce plans to run for mayor. Haverhill police officer Daniel Trocki, Hector Montalvo, and Community Action employee Melanie Tamberino previously announced plans to run. Assuming all four candidates secure the necessary 50 signatures to appear on the ballot by July 1, a preliminary election takes place in September.

Haverhill Democrats to Caucus on Monday to Elect State Convention Delegates

Members of the Haverhill Democratic City Committee are coming together on Monday, May 20 to elect delegates and alternates for the upcoming Massachusetts Democratic State Convention, Committee Chairman Bill Cox tells WHAV. Haverhill plans to send 28 delegates and 28 alternates to Springfield to attend the Sept. 14 event at the MassMutual Center, Cox said. Monday’s caucus, held at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St., begins at 7 p.m. and is open to all registered democrats in Haverhill. A meeting to discuss general party business precedes the caucus at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

Two Newcomers Officially Join Haverhill’s City Council Race

One week into the fall municipal election season, several newcomers have pulled nomination papers in bids for one of nine open City Council seats. The latest to announce intentions to run include former Brightside president Douglas Edison and paralegal advocate Joseph Sherlock. Sherlock, a Haverhill native who lives at 92 Agawam Ave., took out his nomination papers on May 2, while 28 Towne Hill Road’s Edison followed suit on May 3. The men join previously announced candidates Stavros Dimakis, Nicholas Golden, Ken Quimby and Fred Simmons. Incumbents Joseph J. Bevilacqua and John A. Michitson, the current City Council President, have also kicked off their re-election campaigns.

VIDEO: Quimby Confirms Run for Haverhill City Council on WHAV’s Open Mic Show

Wednesday marks the first day locals interested in running for public office in the City of Haverhill can take out nomination papers and the man city councilors have long dubbed the honorary 10th member of the City Council plans to seek a spot on the ballot. Goodale Avenue’s Kenneth E. Quimby told WHAV Open Mic Show cohosts Bill Macek and Ralph Basiliere on Monday night’s show that he intends to vie for one of the nine open seats this November. A personal care assistant who works on the North Shore, Quimby told Macek and Basiliere he already has his platform ready. “I’m going to be redundant, but with public safety—police and fire—we need it. Senior housing is still a crying need,” Quimby said.

Haverhill Police Officer Trocki Announces Candidacy for Mayor: ‘Time for Change’

Longtime Haverhill Police Officer Daniel Trocki is ready for change at City Hall—so much so that he’s throwing his hat in the ring and running for mayor in next fall’s municipal election. During a Thursday night meeting of the Haverhill Republican City Committee attended by Republican Party Chairman Jim Lyons and former Haverhill mayor William H. Ryan, Trocki confirmed his candidacy and ushered in his campaign with the slogan “time for change.”

A Haverhill native, Trocki is a married father of two young children. He currently serves as the vice president of the Haverhill Police Patrolman’s Association and works as a patrolman in the city’s Acre and Mount Washington neighborhoods. Candidates for public office are officially able to file paperwork with the City Clerk’s office starting May 1. Trocki is the first to announce his intention to run against Haverhill’s longest-serving mayor James J. Fiorentini, who was sworn in for his eighth two-year term in January 2018.

Jordan Kicks Off Haverhill City Council Re-Election Bid Thursday Night

The race for Haverhill City Council is heating up! Ahead of Nov. 5’s municipal Election Day, current City Councilor Timothy J. Jordan is kicking off his bid for re-election with a campaign event this week in downtown Haverhill. From 5:30-8:30 p.m., Jordan plans to meet and mingle with supporters at The Peddler’s Daughter, 45 Wingate St., where there will be complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. Jordan joins his fellow eight Council colleagues in this year’s race, along with newcomers Nick Golden, Doug Edison and Joe Sherlock.

Groveland Voters to Choose Selectmen, New Town Clerk; Brodie to Retire

No matter what happens during Groveland’s annual town election in May, there will be many new faces in Town Hall. Voters are not only being asked to fill a vacancy on the Board of Selectmen and name a new town clerk Monday, May 6, but identify people to fill four posts where none have expressed interest in the jobs. After a dozen years as town clerk, Anne Brodie tells WHAV she is looking forward to quieter times. “I’m ready to not have a commitment and want to spend more time with family and grandchildren,” she said. Brodie conceded, however, she is thinking ahead to some volunteer time helping the little ones at the library or seniors at Nichols Village.

25-Year-Old HHS Grad Latest to Seek Haverhill City Council Seat

A 2012 graduate of Haverhill High School is the latest newcomer to seek election to the City Council. Twenty-five-year-old Joe Sherlock, president of his high school class, is building his campaign on affordability and changing the City Council to representation by ward. Addressing more than 100 people at his downtown kickoff Saturday night, Sherlock said, “I cannot afford to live in my hometown. My classmates cannot afford to live in my hometown. It doesn’t have to be that way.”

He said his family found Haverhill affordable when they moved here in 1994.