John P. Slattery

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John Slattery
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 12th Essex District
In office
Preceded by Thomas Walsh
Succeeded by Joyce Spiliotis
Personal details
Born (1958-04-05) April 5, 1958 (age 58)
Beverly, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Nancy Slattery
Residence Peabody, Massachusetts
Alma mater Suffolk University
Suffolk University Law School
Occupation Attorney

John P. Slattery (born April 5, 1958 in Beverly, Massachusetts) is an American politician who represented the 12th Essex district in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1995–2003 and was a Peabody, Massachusetts City Counclior from 1993-1994.[1] A staunch supporter of the death penalty, Slattery is best known for reversing his vote and sinking death penalty legislation.[2] He was a candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, but lost the Democratic nomination to Chris Gabrieli.[3] He was a candidate for Mayor of Peabody in 2005, but lost to incumbent Michael Bonfanti.[4] In 2012, John announced his plans to run for Massachusetts State Senate.[5] Slattery lost the 2012 race to Joan Lovely by an overwhelming number of votes.[6]


  1. ^ 2001–2002 Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
  2. ^ Cassidy, Tina (November 7, 1997). "No death penalty, by one vote". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Massachusetts Election Statistics 2002. 
  4. ^ Roman, Jesse (January 4, 2011). "Mayor out of 2011 race". The Salem News. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 
  5. ^ Roman, Jesse (19 January 2012). "Slattery announces run for state Senate seat". The Salem News. The Salem News. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  6. ^ Leighton, Paul (7 September 2012). "A disappointing defeat for Slattery in Senate race". The Salem News. The Salem News. Retrieved 4 April 2015.