Open Seat News: Sixth Essex

According to the The Salem News State Representative Mary Grant will not seek reelection in 2010.  The 6th Essex district is the entire town of Beverly and nothing else.  Luckily for us, the Republican Party already has a candidate in Brett Schetzsle who announced in September.  Brett has also issued a statement on Rep. Mary Grant’s decision not to seek re-election in 2010.

Brett Schetzsle grew up as an Academic All-Star Quarterback at and has an MBA from Purdue University.  For more information on Brett visit

In 2008, Obama defeated McCain in the district by a 60% to 38% margin with other candidates receiving around 2%.  This +22% margin was 4% better than the Massachusetts average of +26%.  In 2006, Deval Patrick defeated Kerry Healey by a 51% to 41% margin.  Christy Mihos received 6% and Grace Ross received 2%.  It should be noted that Beverly is Kerry Healey’s home town.

In 2002, Mary Grant was first elected.  She defeated Republican John Murray by a 62% to 33% margin with an unenrolled receiving 5%.  In 2004, she defeated John Murray again by a 67% to 27% margin with an unenrolled receiving 6%.  In 2006, she won by an 81% to 19% margin versus an unenrolled challenger.  In 2008, she was unopposed.

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