Terrence Kennedy pulls away from Helina Fontes in Gov’s Council race


As of midnight Tuesday, Governor’s Councilor Terrence Kennedy appeared poised to pull away from his opponent Helina Fontes.

With 52.5% of precincts reporting in District 6, Kennedy’s lead had grown to more than 3400 or 37,583 to 34,123.

In Everett balloting, Kennedy swept away the vote commandingly.

He scored 3608 votes to Fontes 1749.

As Tuesday turned into Wednesday, Kennedy was leading Fontes with 52.41% of the vote as opposed to 47.59% of the vote.

Kennedy said he had expected some real competition this time around – and he was right.

Kennedy has been a governor’s councilor for almost ten years.

He has taken on a leadership role on the council.

He has a close working relationship with Governor Charlie Baker.

Fontes is a Lynn native who is a mental health program director, a community activist, organizer and advocate.

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