Massachusetts North Shore Democrats
Pier at Fisherman's Beach
Essex Democratic Town Committee

Essex DTC

Town of Essex

Located 26 miles north of Boston, the Town of Essex has a population of 3,675 (2020 census). It is governed by a 3-member Board of Selectmen and an Open Town Meeting. A Town Moderator works for the selectmen and oversees day-to-day operations. The Town Meeting is the legislative branch and has the power to make local laws (bylaws) and the power to approve the Town budget of expenditures and the method for paying for them.

The Town Clerk's responsibilities include the maintenance of voter lists and registrations, and planning and managing elections and certifying poll results. Elected officials include members of the following: Board of Assessors, Moderator, Board of Selectmen, Board of Health, Constables, Regional School Committee, Board of Library Trustees, Essex Housing Authority, and Planning Board.

Massachusetts Officeholders
Elected in Districts That Include Essex
U.S. House of Representatives
Seth W. Moulton (D)

District: Sixth Congressional

Office Locations:

21 Front Street
Salem, MA 01970
Phone: (978) 531-1669
Fax: (978) 224-2270

1127 Longworth
House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-8020
Fax: (202) 225-5915

Massachusetts Legislature

The Massachusetts Legislature, also known as the General Court, is comprised of a Senate with 40 elected members and a House of Representatives with 160 elected members.

Massachusetts Senate
Bruce E. Tarr (R)

District: First Essex and Middlesex—Consisting of the cities of Gloucester and Newburyport and the towns of Boxford, Essex, Georgetown, Groveland, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Middleton, Newbury, North Andover, Precincts 5A, 7, 8, Rockport, Rowley, Salisbury, Topsfield, Wenham and West Newbury in the county of Essex; and the town of North Reading in the county of Middlesex.


State House
24 Beacon St.
Room 308
Boston, MA, 02133
Phone: (617) 722-1600
Fax: (617) 722-1310

State House Office

Massachusetts House of Representatives
Ann-Margaret Ferrante (D)

District: 5th Essex—Consisting of the towns of Essex, Rockport, and Manchester-by-the-Sea, and the city of Gloucester, all in the county of Essex.


State House
24 Beacon St.
Room 238
Boston, MA, 02133
Phone: (617) 722-2380
Fax: (617) 722-2339

State House Office

Governor’s Council
Eileen Duff (D)

District: Fifth Councillor


8 Barberry Heights Road
Gloucester, MA 01930
GC: 617-725-4015, ext. 5
Bus: 978-927-8700
Fax: 617-727-6610

Counsellors Website

District Attorney
Paul F. Tucker (D)

District: Eastern (Essex County)

10 Federal Street
5th Floor
Salem, MA 01970
Main Office (978) 745-6610
TTY (867) 741-3163

Web site

County Sheriff's Department
Kevin Coppinger (D)

District: Essex County

Essex County Sheriff's Department Headquarters
20 Manning Ave.
Middleton, MA. 01949

Phone: 978-750-1900

Essex County Sheriff’s Department

Register of Deeds
John L. O’Brien (D)

District: Essex Southern

Phone: (978) 542-1700

Southern Essex District Registry of Deeds