Council At- Large: Napolitano, Bova, Taylor, McLaughlin
Council Ward 1: McCalla
Council Ward 2: Ceglie
Council Ward 3: Leonard
School Committee: Neary, Gomes, Silvia, Bolan, Boatwright, Flowers, Leary
Quick Takeaways (more to come on whatsupnewp.com today)
According to the City’s Canvassing Department, 45 percent of eligible voters in Newport cast ballots in this 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. There were 948 absentee ballot requests.
Looking back at 2014: The average City Council candidate to make the top four in 2014 averaged 3,608 votes (they averaged 3,879 in 2018)
Women Lead Newport: 6 out 7 Council-elect are women, 5 out of 7 School Committee-elect are women.
Incumbents Lose: Two incumbents seeking re-election were unsuccessful - Camacho for City Council and Carlin III for school Committee.
New: City Council will see 1 brand new representative (McCalla), School Committee will see 2 (Neary, Boatwright)
Voters in Rhode Island approved Question 1 on the midterm General Election ballot on Tuesday. “Fix Our Schools RI is so pleased with the results of Question 1. Following a year-long campaign, Question 1, the $250 million school construction bond, has been approved by the voters.
Carnegie Hall announced yesterday that in recognition of a gift of $1 million from legendary jazz producer George Wein and honoring his incredible legacy presenting leading jazz artists at the Hall, The Shape of Jazz concert series will be formally named the Joyce and George T. Wein Shape of Jazz series.
The Preservation Society of Newport County will present Bill Cunningham: Facades, an exhibition organized by the New-York Historical Society, in the second-floor exhibition galleries at Rosecliff beginning on Sunday, December 2, 2018.