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METHUEN — Mayor William Manzi won a second two-year term in office by decisively defeating challenger Kathleen Corey Rahme, a two-term city councilor, in Methuen’s Nov. 6 election.

Manzi received 66 percent (5,271) of the 7,966 votes cast. Rahme, who resigned her city council seat to run, received 2,695 votes as about 30 percent of the city’s registered voters participated.

“The margin (of victory) is a reflection in the people’s perception of our agenda,” Manzi told supporters during a victory celebration at the Guesthouse Suites.

— GAYLE SIMONE