BOSTON (WWLP) – Republican Charlie Baker was re-elected to a second term as Massachusetts governor, defeating Democrat Jay Gonzalez.
There was so much energy in the room as supports awaited a speech from Gov. Baker himself.
Gov. Baker will serve as the Governor of Massachusetts for the next four years after beating Gonzalez.
Baker was first elected as governor in 2014. Gonzalez previously served as secretary of administration and finance in the Deval Patrick administration.
Candidates for governor and lieutenant governor run as a ticket in Massachusetts, rather than being elected separately. Incumbent Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito is the Republican candidate, while Quentin Palfrey is Gonzalez’ running mate on the Democratic side.