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Special election races underway for two state House seats

Just over a month since the start of the new legislative session, open races for state representative seats are in full swing in two area districts.

Four candidates are running in a special election to fill the 12th Essex seat formerly held by Joyce A. Spiliotis. Reelected to a sixth term Nov. 6, the Peabody Democrat died Nov. 29 after a battle with cancer.

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