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Amy Carnevale

Marblehead Woman Wins Statewide GOP Leadership Role Against Incumbent

Marblehead resident Amy Carnevale, who we interviewed last month, was elected Chair of the Massachusetts Republican Party (Mass GOP) in a second round of voting earlier tonight. Carnevale ousted controversial incumbent Chair Jim Lyons, who was fighting to retain his seat for a third term. The unabashed Trump supporter, staunch conservative, and scandal-plagued Lyons oversaw losses for the GOP across the Commonwealth as the party failed to win even one statewide seat in November. 


Carnevale is a current Republican State Committeewoman and member of the Marblehead Republican Town Committee, and also works as a government affairs advisor for the law firm of K & L Gates. Marblehead Beacon reached out to Carnevale for comment about her victory shortly after the vote but did not hear back prior to publication.


Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Amy Carnevale was the leader of the Marblehead Republican Town Committee.