Judith Flanagan Kennedy

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Judith Flanagan Kennedy
56th Mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts
Assumed office
January 4, 2010
Preceded by Edward J. Clancy, Jr.
Personal details
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Residence Lynn, Massachusetts
Profession Attorney

Judith Flanagan Kennedy is the 56th and current mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts. She had previously served as a member of the Lynn School Committee from 1991 to 1997 and had been a councilor-at-large from 1997 to 2009. She launched a write-in campaign for mayor after the death of candidate Patrick J. McManus. She defeated incumbent Edward J. Clancy, Jr. on November 3, 2009; 8,043 votes to 8,016. She is Lynn's first female mayor.[1] In 2013 she was elected to a second, four-year term.

Election History[edit]

2009 Lynn Mayoral Election[edit]

Primary Election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nonpartisan Judith Flanagan Kennedy (Write-in) 3,235 46.37
Nonpartisan Edward J. Clancy, Jr. 3,024 43.34
Nonpartisan David M. Rohnstock 664 9.52
Write-in Write-in 54 0.77
Source: Our Campaigns
General Election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nonpartisan Judith Flanagan Kennedy 8,043 49.94
Nonpartisan Edward J. Clancy, Jr. 8,016 49.78
Write-in Write-in 45 0.28
Turnout 16,104 33.1
Source: Boston Globe Lynn Item


  1. ^ http://www.itemlive.com/articles/2009/11/04/news/news01.txt
Political offices
Preceded by
Edward J. Clancy, Jr.
Mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts
to Present
Succeeded by