McGonagle,Kennedy Win Elections in Everett

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr.

Council President John Hanlon, State Rep. Joe McGonagle, and Mayor Carlo DeMaria celebrated Rep. McGonagle’s victory in the Democratic Primary at The Silver Fox last Thursday evening, Sept. 8. Rep. McGonagle won the Primary with 60 percent of the vote over challenger Gerly Adrien.

Council President John Hanlon, State Rep. Joe McGonagle, and Mayor Carlo DeMaria celebrated Rep. McGonagle’s victory in the Democratic Primary at The Silver Fox last Thursday evening, Sept. 8. Rep. McGonagle won the Primary with 60 percent of the vote over challenger Gerly Adrien.

Like most of the primary elections around the state last week, Everett’s races were notable for what they lacked, voters.

Just 3,083 voters, out of a possible total of more than 19,000 showed up to cast ballots, with only two real races to be decided in the race for Democratic candidate for State Representative and Governors’ Council.

The winners of those two races were incumbent State Representative Joseph McGonagle  and Governor’s Councilor Terrence W. Kennedy.

McGonagle beat a surprising upstart challenge with 1,772 votes to 1,149 votes for newcomer

Kennedy received 1,691 votes to easily beat back a challenge from two other democrats, Stephen Borelli, who got 404 votes and Richard J. Dimeo who got 197 votes.

Neither Kennedy nor McGonagle face an opponent in the November general election for their seats, and have thus already put the outcome to rest.

Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian won re-election to his position, defeating Barry Kelliher.

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