The Rhode Island Board Of Elections finally finished counting more than 42,000 mail ballots on Thursday afternoon.

Following Tuesday night’s results, Rhode Island Board of Elections had 1,382 mail ballots to count and verify from Newport, those mail ballots resulted in no change in how the races for School Committee and City Council finished or in the order of results for Council and Committee.

Newport School Committee

Following Tuesday night results, only 31 votes separated the seventh (David Hanos) and the eight (Robert Leary) for School Committee.

According to unofficial results on Tuesday, Gomes, Silvia, Gaines, Bolan, Flowers, Carlin and Hanos will represent the seven empty seats on Newport School Committee.

Following the count of 1,383 mail ballots across Newport, the results looked like this;

Name | Tuesday Night Results | Mail Ballots | Total

7 to elect

  1. Raymond E. Gomes – 3,411 + 360 = 3,771
  2. Kathleen Silvia – 3,228 + 479 = 3,707
  3. Jo Eva Gaines – 3,042 + 461 = 3,503
  4. Rebecca Bolan – 2,988 + 383 = 3,371
  5. Sandra Flowers – 2,835 + 430 = 3,265
  6. David Carlin – 2,743 + 347 = 3,090
  7. David Hanos – 2,476 + 319 = 2,795
  8. Robert Leary – 2,445 + 331 = 2,776
  9. Jennifer Jackson – 2,035 + 298 =2,333
  10. Henry Kniskern – 2,034 + 261 = 2,295
  11. Thomas Phelan – 1,882 + 292 = 2,174
  12. Adrienne Haylor – 1,764 + 283 = 2,047
  13. Write In – 82 + 17 = 99

Newport City Council At- Large

Following Tuesday night results, only 116 votes in the City Council At-Large race separated John Florez (#4 vote getter) and Justin McLaughin (#5 vote getter).

According to unofficial results on Tuesday, Winthrop, Napolitano, Bova and Florez have been the four chosen to fill the four empty seats on City Council.

Following the count of 1,383 mail ballots across Newport, the results looked like this;

Name | Tuesday Night Results | Mail Ballots | Total

4 to elect

  1. Henry Winthrop – 4,481+ 559 = 5,040
  2. Jeanne Napolitano – 4,196 + 671 = 4,867
  3. Jamie Bova – 3,659 + 416 = 4,075
  4. John Florez – 3,410 + 480 = 3,890
  5. Justin McLaughlin  – 3,294 + 448 = 3,742
  6. Kimberly Shute – 1,159 + 220 = 1,379
  7. Claude Lavarre – 959 + 125 = 1,084
  8. Write In – 90 + 25  = 115

Newport City Council Ward 1

In the race to represent Ward 1 on City Council, 104 votes separated Susan Taylor and Marcho Camacho in Ward 1 on Tuesday night.

Following the count of mail ballots from Ward 1, the results looked like this;

Name | Tuesday Night Results | Mail Ballots | Total

1 to elect

  1. Susan Taylor – 979 + 101 = 1080
  2. Marco Camacho – 875 + 75 = 950
  3. Write In – 9 + 1 = 10

Councilor Leonard will continue to represent Ward 3 and Councilor Ceglie will continue to represent Ward 2, both ran un-opposed.

Ryan M. Belmore

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