Civic and community involvement are a way of life for me

I was honored to be elected three times to represent the 13th Essex District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1991-1997. My experience in the House and my continued involvement in Danvers and Peabody since then make me the best candidate to serve this district as we deal with the fallout of COVID-19 and beyond.


Serving on the Committees on Ways and Means, Taxation, Human Services and Elderly Affairs, Health Care and Insurance and Taxation, I worked with Democratic and Republican colleagues to:

  • Secure funding for Danvers and Peabody schools, infrastructure and transportation projects

  • Eliminate insurance companies’ 24-hour cap on hospital stays for women following childbirth

  • Require insurance reimbursement for bone marrow transplants for metastatic breast cancer patients

  • Prevent discrimination against public employees seeking insurance coverage for abortion services


It has been a pleasure to serve alongside neighbors and friends engaged in local government and nonprofit initiatives in Danvers and Peabody since leaving the Legislature, including:

  • Danvers Finance Committee Member, 2018-Present

  • Danvers Town Meeting Member 2015-2018

  • Danvers Human Rights and Inclusion Committee 2010 - Present and Past Chair

  • Founder and organizer, Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence 2010-Present

  • CitizensInn Board Member 2013 - 2018

  • Danvers Democratic Town Committee (and former student of Chair Marilyn Hazel)

  • Organizer of 2012 ’Rays of Hope’ Fundraiser to support Danvers Recreation programs for homeless children living in motels, 2012

  • Danvers Historical Society Member and Past Trustee

  • Married to Michael Whouley, parent of Nora (25) and Peter (21) Whouley

  • Danvers High School Class of 1978

  • B.A., University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1982

  • MPA, JFK School of Government, Harvard University

Now, more than ever, we need an effective State Representative who can go to work immediately to be part of an effective response to this crisis and advocate for the people of Danvers, Peabody and Middleton. That’s why I’m running and I ask for your vote on November 3.


Sally Kerans


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