Portsmouth election finals: Dems win big

The RI Board of Elections web site was finally updated with mail ballots from Tuesday's election and the good news has held for the Portsmouth Town Council and School Committee: a solid Democratic majority on both.

Town Council
John F. BLAESS (DEM) 4968 9.2%

Keith E. HAMILTON (REP) 4335 8.0%

Michael A. BUDDEMEYER (DEM) 4263 7.9%

James Arthur SEVENEY (DEM) 4238 7.8%

David M. GLEASON (IND) 3864 7.1%

Mary DONOHUE MAGEE (DEM) 3823 7.0%

Elizabeth A. PEDRO (REP) 3789 7.0%

School Committee (4-year)
Emily A. COPELAND (DEM) 6045 29.3%

Andrew V. KELLY (DEM) 5204 25.2%

Terri-Denise CORTVRIEND (DEM) 5044 24.4%

School committee (2-year)
John L. WOJICHOWSKI (DEM) 4490 54.4%

And congratulations to Linda Finn (72) (who beat Dan Reilly), Dennis Canario (71) and Ray Gallison (69) who were unopposed, and Jay Edwards (70)

Update: Corrected Canario district number.