Manchester and Essex Elections: Hear from the Candidates


For both the towns of Essex and Manchester, local elections for the Planning Board is the only contested race.  Each town is drawing excellent candidates, which shows that zoning just might be where the action is in the coming years. 

In Manchester, four residents are vying for two open seats—Sarah Creighton, Christina Delisio, Garlan “Gar” Morse, and Laura Tenny.

In Essex, Shelly Bradbury and Bill French are each running for one open seat on the Planning Board. 

All candidates have written thoughtful introductions to voters this week, and they’re worth reading.  Click their names to read.

The Cricket hosted a “Meet The Candidate” video forum with Manchester’s four candidates for Manchester Planning Board, which will be available on social media, here on, and will air on 1623 Studio’s Cape Ann community television stations.  Watch it here:

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