GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

October 31, 2010

The Times endorsements


Following is a list of the Gloucester Daily Times and gloucestertimes.com endorsements outlined last week for Tuesday's elections. (Contested races only).

Candidates

Governor/Lt, Governor - Charles Baker (Richard Tisei, Lt. Gov.).

Congress, 6th District — Bill Hudak.

State Representative — Ann-Margaret Ferrante.

Essex County Sheriff — Frank Cousins.

Attorney General — Martha Coakley.

Secretary of State — William Galvin.

State Treasurer — Steven Grossman.

State Auditor — Mary Z. Connaughton.

Ballot Questions

1. — Remove the sales tax on alcoholic beverages where their sale or importation is already subject to a separate excise tax — Yes.

2. — Repeal the existing Chapter 40B affordable housing development law — Yes.

3. — Reduce the state sales tax from its current 6.25 percent to 3 percent — Yes.