THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022 ~ Political Announcement ~ Page 11 James O’Shea Offi cially Kicks Off His Campaign For Essex County District Attorney S AUGUS — Nearly 300 supporters packed the Kowloon Restaurant in Saugus last Wednesday as James O’Shea offi - cially kicked off his campaign for Essex County District Attorney. Introducing O’Shea at the event, his long-time friend, Attorney Kevin Foley, discussed James’s commitment to service and how his experiences have prepared him for the role of District Attorney. “James has had cases in every court in Essex County. He knows nearly every ADA in the county on a fi rst name basis. James is known and respected by everyone in the courts of Essex County and across the Commonwealth,” said Foley. “His experience and background could make a real diff erence if he were elected District Attorney.” “I believe the next District Attorney must be someone with extensive experience practicing law, who knows fi rsthand how the DA’s offi ce works and understands the concerns of those who work there, someone who has inside knowledge of how the courts function and knows how to improve the system from the inside out,” said O’Shea. “I believe with your help and support, I can be that person.” James O’Shea Bio: James O’Shea is a lifelong resident of Essex County; born and raised in Lynn, he is the youngest of six kids. Growing up, James attended Lynn Public Schools and St. John’s Prep in Danvers, earned his bachelor’s degree from Providence College and his law degree from Suffolk Law School. Throughout his 24-year career as an attorney, James has worked on thousands of cases, arguing before courts at the local, state, and federal levels. Today, Jim lives in Middleton with his wife, Tara, his daughters, Isabella, a pre-med student at Boston University, Jamison, a freshman at Northeastern University, and their dog, Luna. Candidate for Essex County District Attorney James O’Shea with his family at the Kowloon Restaurant in Saugus, his wife, Tara, and daughters, Jamison and Bella. Candidate for Essex County DA James O’Shea is shown with his mentor and dearest friend, Atty. Casimir Lopata. Candidate for Essex County DA James O’Shea with law partner Halim Moris. Atty. James O’Shea, candidate for Essex County District Attorney, held a reception recently at the Kowloon Restaurant in Saugus. Supporters fi lled the upstairs room to capacity, turning out to support O’Shea. Attorney James O’Shea at the Kowloon Restaurant, announcing his bid to become the District Attorney for Essex County. Introducing candidate for Essex County District Attorney is longtime friend Attorney Kevin Foley. Foley discussed O’Shea’s commitment to his career in helping people, his nonending support of law enforcement and how long he has prepared to run for the position as District Attorney and what challenges he will face and how he will handle them, always putting fairness and the law fi rst.

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