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Baldelli-Hunt beats Fontaine in Woonsocket Mayor's Race

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By Mike LaCrosse 

State Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt defeats incumbent Woonsocket Mayor Leo Fontaine. 

Baldelli-Hunt got roughly 4,294 votes and Fontaine got roughly 2,056 votes, according to the Fontaine campaign.  

Hundreds gathered Tuesday night to celebrate with Baldelli-Hunt at the Stadium Theater. 

"I feel great, I feel great for everyone.  I am ready to get going.  I have a long to do list," said Baldelli-Hunt. 

She says sorting through the city's troubled finances is her first priority. 

"We need to become a solvent city.  We are not a solvent city then we can not move forward.  Once we see where we are fiscally then we put a detailed plan together to bring us solvency," said Baldelli-Hunt. 

Meanwhile, across the city there was polite applause for outgoing Mayor Leo Fontaine. 

"Thank you very much for being out here tonight.  I wish we had a little bit more to celebrate tonight.  In the grand scheme of things we have an awful lot to celebrate," said Fontaine. 

The two term mayor is now asking for everyone to work together so the city can move forward. 

"It's time for this community to come together.  Let's face it we have a lot of work to try to rebound from what the state has done to this city and what they have done to communities around the state," said Fontaine.

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