A special election in Senate District 11, which includes parts of Bristol, Portsmouth and Tiverton,  to fill the seat of former Republican Senator Christopher Ottiano took place today, Tuesday, January 5.

Republican nominee John Pagliarini and Democratic nominee Jim Seveney faced off against eachother in today’s Special Election to fill the vacant Senate seat.

According to Ted Nesi, Political/Economic Report for WPRI 12, the official results from Senate 11 as of 9pm on January 5th with approximately 200 mail ballots still to be counted…

  • Republican: Pagliarini – 1,203
  • Democrat: Seveney – 1,133
  • Independant: Blythe – 25

Ryan Belmore, Owner/Editor of What’sUpNewp, spoke with Pagliarini and Seveney on his radio show The Open Forum on 1540 AM WADK Newport on Monday, you can listen to those interviews HERE.

This story will be updated as mail ballots are counted and results are updated.

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).

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