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Newport, RI – The results are in (unofficially) and there are some changes coming to our local government in The-City-By-The-Sea.

According to the City’s Canvassing Department, 45 percent of eligible voters in Newport cast ballots in today’s election, up significantly from the 2014 midterm election, when turnout hovered around 33 percent. In all, 7,048 votes were cast at the polls on Tuesday by Newport voters.

Non-Partisan Council Newport Ward 1

Angela McCalla, with her defeat over James Dring, will replace Susan Taylor as Ward 1 Councilor.

Non-Partisan Council Newport Ward 2

Lynn Underwood Ceglie has survived a Primary and General Election to keep her Ward 2 seat on the City Council. Ceglie has also previously served as Vice-Chair

Non-Partisan Council Newport Ward 3

Kate Leonard had no opposition and will continue to serve as Ward 3 councilor for another two years.

Non-Partisan Council-At-Large CITY OF NEWPORT

The top four vote-getters are moving on to represent the voters on Newport City Council. Susan Taylor moves from Ward 1 to an At-Large seat, while Justin McLaughlin returns to Newport City Council after a term off. Camacho leaves the Council after being brought on earlier this year to fill the vacancy following John Florez’s departure.
Following each biennial election, the Council-elect holds a caucus to select a Council President/Mayor from the four at-large Council-elect and Vice President from among its membership.
The top 7 vote-getters are set to move on to the Newport School Committee. New to the Committee will be Neary and Boatwright. David Carlin III would be the lone incumbent who won’t be re-elected to the Committee.

Non-Partisan Council-At-Large CITY OF NEWPORT

4 to elect
Candidate
Ballot breakout
Total votes Pct
Jeanne-Marie Napolitano
  • Polling place: 4004
  • Mail ballots: 506
4510 19.3%
Jamie P. Bova
  • Polling place: 3539
  • Mail ballots: 382
3921 16.8%
Susan D. Taylor
  • Polling place: 3325
  • Mail ballots: 423
3748 16.0%
Justin S. McLaughlin
  • Polling place: 3018
  • Mail ballots: 388
3406 14.6%
Richard Wick Rudd
  • Polling place: 2583
  • Mail ballots: 241
2824 12.1%
Marco T. Camacho
  • Polling place: 2293
  • Mail ballots: 242
2535 10.9%
Hugo J. DeAscentis
  • Polling place: 2058
  • Mail ballots: 243
2301 9.8%
WRITE-IN
  • Polling place: 106
  • Mail ballots: 13
119 0.5%

Non-Partisan Council Newport Ward 1

Candidate
Ballot breakout
Total votes Pct
Angela McCalla
  • Polling place: 1017
  • Mail ballots: 122
1139 59.8%
James A. Dring
  • Polling place: 710
  • Mail ballots: 52
762 40.0%
WRITE-IN
  • Polling place: 3
  • Mail ballots: 1
4 0.2%

Non-Partisan Council Newport Ward 2

Candidate
Ballot breakout
Total votes Pct
Lynn Underwood Ceglie
  • Polling place: 1436
  • Mail ballots: 150
1586 59.6%
Valerie A. Larkin
  • Polling place: 953
  • Mail ballots: 102
1055 39.7%
WRITE-IN
  • Polling place: 17
  • Mail ballots: 1
18 0.7%

Non-Partisan Council Newport Ward 3

Candidate
Ballot breakout
Total votes Pct
Kathryn E. Leonard
  • Polling place: 1684
  • Mail ballots: 238
1922 96.5%
WRITE-IN
  • Polling place: 63
  • Mail ballots: 6
69 3.5%

Non-Partisan School Committee CITY OF NEWPORT

7 to elect
Candidate
Ballot breakout
Total votes Pct
Aida G. Neary
  • Polling place: 3689
  • Mail ballots: 419
4108 11.6%
Raymond E. Gomes
  • Polling place: 3504
  • Mail ballots: 406
3910 11.1%
Kathleen M. Silvia
  • Polling place: 3457
  • Mail ballots: 425
3882 11.0%
Rebecca Bolan
  • Polling place: 3434
  • Mail ballots: 398
3832 10.9%
Louisa H. Boatwright
  • Polling place: 3446
  • Mail ballots: 378
3824 10.8%
Sandra J. Flowers
  • Polling place: 3322
  • Mail ballots: 442
3764 10.7%
Robert J. Leary
  • Polling place: 2764
  • Mail ballots: 313
3077 8.7%
Karlie L. Cesarini
  • Polling place: 2666
  • Mail ballots: 300
2966 8.4%
David R. Carlin, III
  • Polling place: 2639
  • Mail ballots: 280
2919 8.3%
Kelly Anne Lohrum
  • Polling place: 2562
  • Mail ballots: 296
2858 8.1%
WRITE-IN
  • Polling place: 137
  • Mail ballots: 18
155 0.4%

* Precincts with more than one ballot scanner may display as 100% reported despite results only being received from one scanner. Results will be updated when the results from any additional scanner(s) in that precinct are received.

The results posted are preliminary and subject to certification by the Board of Elections. Please note that write-in ballot results are not included in the totals that appear. If you are interested in this information, please contact the local board of canvassers. Mail Ballot results will be blank for a race until results are available. Candidates receiving no mail ballot votes will have a “0” displayed in the mail ballot results.

In other local elections, Senator Dawn Euer has been re-elected to represent District 13, Representative Carson has been re-elected (uncontested race) to represent District 75, Representative Marvin Abney has been re-elected to represent District 73, and Senator DiPalma has been re-elected to represent District 12.

For full statewide results, visit https://www.ri.gov/election/results/2018/general_election/

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