By Josh Resnek

Representative Joe McGonagle drubbed Councilor Mike Marchese by a near 3-1 margin in Tuesday’s citywide balloting.

In a race that was never in doubt, McGonagle succeeded in besting Marchese, the first Independent candidate in years.

Marchese conceded early to McGonagle.

“I wish him the best,” Marchese said of McGonagle to the Leader Herald.

Marchese will continue his term as councilor at large.

McGonagle won’t miss a step in his Beacon Hill victory dance when he’s sworn in again in January.

The rest of the Massachusetts political scene offered no surprises – no hit, no runs, and no errors.

With Maura Healey, Massachusetts has its first gay woman governor.

She won convincingly.

AG Andrea Campbell will take over Healey’s position as AG. She, too, won convincingly.

Bill Galvin is looking like he will be the Secretary of State forever, winning another wide victory.

Treasurer Deb Goldberg was untouchable in her contest. She, too, won by a very wide margin.

Republicans didn’t have a chance in Massachusetts.

Women, on the other hand, succeeded commandingly.

The new state government formed in January offers up women in its key positions.

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