Change. It’s coming soon to the Newport City Council and Newport School Committee, according to unofficial results from the Rhode Island Board of Directions.
Note: Rhode Island Board Of Elections says that Mail ballots will continue to be tabulated tomorrow and possibly Thursday. When finished, the results will be added.
On December 4th, our local Inauguration Day, Newport City Council will say goodbye to Naomi Neville and Just McLaughlin, welcome Jamie Bova and will welcome back Harry Winthrop.
Voters had the option to choose four out of seven candidates (or write-in their own candidate) to fill the four At-Large seats on the Newport City Council. It should be noted that one of those candidates, Kimberly L. Shute, has dropped out of the race.
Jamie Bova, Claude Andrews Lavarre and Henry Winthrop ran against current City Councilors – John Florez, Jeanne Marie Napolitano and Justin McLaughlin. While Lynn Ceglie, Ward 2, and Kate Leonard, Ward 3, ran unopposed.
According to unofficial results Winthrop, Napolitano, Bova and Florez have been the four chosen to fill the four empty seats on City Council.
|Henry F. Winthrop||4481||21.1%|
|Jeanne Marie Napolitano||4196||19.7%|
|Jamie P. Bova||3659||17.2%|
|John F. Florez||3410||16.0%|
|Justin S. McLaughlin||3294||15.5%|
|Kimberly L. Shute||1159||5.5%|
|Claude Andrews Lavarre||959||4.5%|
Those who live in the 1st Ward of Newport had the choice between Marco Camacho and Susan Taylor.
According to unofficial results, Taylor has walked away victorious.
|Susan D. Taylor||979||52.5%|
|Marco T. Camacho||875||47.0%|
Voters had the option to choose seven out of twelve candidates (and the option to write-in their own candidate) to fill the seven At-Large seats on the Newport School Committee.
Adrienne Haylor, Ray Gomes, Jennifer Jackson, Henry Kniskern and Thomas Phelan ran against current Newport School Committee Members – Rebecca Bolan, David Carlin, Sandra Flowers, Jo Eva Gaines, David Hanos Jr., Robert Leary and Kathleen Silvia.
According to unofficial results; Gomes, Silvia, Gaines, Bolan, Flowers, Carlin and Hanos will represent the seven empty seats on Newport School Committee.
|Raymond E. Gomes||3411||11.0%|
|Kathleen M. Silvia||3228||10.4%|
|Jo Eva Gaines||3042||9.8%|
|Sandra J. Flowers||2835||9.2%|
|David R. Carlin, III||2743||8.9%|
|David Charles Hanos, Jr.||2476||8.0%|
|Robert J. Leary||2445||7.9%|
|Jennifer Elizabeth Jackson||2035||6.6%|
|Henry P. Kniskern||2034||6.6%|
|Thomas S. Phelan||1882||6.1%|
|Adrienne Clemente Haylor||1764||5.7%|
All seats are for two-year terms.