A director of elections is needed and now

A primary will most likely be upcoming in September and a city-wide election will follow in November. That doesn’t leave much time for the city to find a new city voting czar for the Election Office.

During this new era that is upon us, with voters and officials all questioning the sanctity and utility of the voting process, Everett needs to have the Election office running as pristinely as possible with some at the head of it that knows what they’re doing.

This means the administration needs to get a move on to find an appropriate public official to run the voting show.

If this requires extra funding, then so be it.

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

By JOSH RESNEK

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.

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Historic Markey win in Dem Primary

Sen. Ed Markey, D-MA, shows off his primary ballot before casting it at the Malden Senior Center August 23, 2020 in Everett, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

Kennedy couldn’t match him as iconic family suffers first ever loss in MA election

By JOSH RESNEK

As many Massachusetts voters went to bed Tuesday evening, Senator Ed Markey celebrated a hard fought victory over Congressman Joseph Kennedy.

Shortly before 10:30 p.m., with almost 35% of the state’s precincts reporting, Markey led Kennedy by almost 50,000 votes, considered a fairly insurmountable lead.

Then came Kennedy’s concession to Markey shortly before 10:30 p.m.

In that moment, a dynasty might have ended, as Kennedy will not be running for Congress next time around.

In Everett balloting, Markey defeated Kennedy by a 3109-2721 margin.

Except for Ward 3-1, Markey beat Kennedy in every ward and precinct in the city.

If Markey’s lead holds and expands as it is expected to, he makes history in a very big way defeating one of the best and brightest of the Kennedy’s to come down the line in quite a while.

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