North Kingstown Election 2012: Unofficial Results

Updates on the 2012 North Kingstown and Rhode Island elections throughout the day. Connect with us on Twitter at #PatchElections.


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9:45 p.m.  All precincts are reported in, except for mail ballots. According to the town clerk, there are approximately 1,100 mail-in ballots that have yet to be counted. Please note the below results are not official results at this time.

9 p.m.  Six of 11 precincts are now reported in North Kingstown, according to the Secretary of State's website. Check the results below as they come in. We'll be updating this as more precincts report.


1 p.m.  North Kingstown is seeing strong voter turnout thus far. Expect lines at the polls.

9 a.m.  South Kingstown accidentally received ballots intended for North Kingstown this morning. According to the town clerk in NK, this will not impact voting in town.

6 a.m.   Today at 7 a.m., polls will open in town as North Kingstown voters join millions of Americans across the country casting their ballot. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. Click here to find out your polling place.

In North Kingstown, all five seats for Town Council are up for re-election. This year, a whopping 14 candidates are vying for a spot on the council. For School Committee, four candidates are running for three vacant seats. (The remaining four will come back up for a vote in 2014.)

North Kingstown voters will also be faced with four races for spots up at the State House – House District 31, House District 32, State Senate District 35 and State Senate District 32. 



As the results from today's elections come in, we'll update the information below.

North Kingstown Town Council

Candidate Total Votes   Percentage   Michael Bestwick (D)  4127 7.2% Brent Cleaveland (R) 3576 6.2% Elizabeth Dolan (R) 5477 9.6% Dorman Hayes (I) 2300 4.0% Carol Hueston (R) 4505 7.9% Mark Hawkins (R) 3810 6.7% Richard Lamere (I) 3248 5.7% Tracey McCue (D) 4017 7.0% Kerry McKay (R) 5226 9.1% Kevin Maloney (I) 4827 8.4% Colin O'Sullivan (I) 4498 7.9% Donald A. Souza, Jr. (D) 3310 5.8% Rick Thompson (I) 3669 6.4% Richard Welch (D) 4564 8.0%

North Kingstown School Committee

Candidate Total Votes   Percentage   Lynda Avanzato (D) 6635 22.7% Cheryl Clarkin (I) 8643 29.5% Robert Jones (R) 7376 25.2% Augustine Manocchia (R) 6500 22.2%

House District 31

Candidate Total Votes   Percentage   Steve Campo (D) 2800 47.1% Doreen Costa (R) 3139 52.8%

House District 32

Candidate Total Votes   Percentage Robert Craven (D) 3778 54.4% Laurence Ehrhardt (R) 3151 45.4%


State Senate District 36

Candidate Total Votes   Percentage   James Sheehan (D) 5940 59.8% Tina McKendall (R) 3970 39.9%

State Senate District 35

Candidate Total Votes   Percentage   Winter B. Hames III (D) 1031 35.1% Dawson Hodgson (R) 1903 64.7%

observer November 07, 2012 at 09:14 AM
This election result will cripple NK both morally and financially. More labor discord and lawsuits are assured. The voters spoke at the polls that's the system. Now we must all live with the results or move.
NKhannah November 07, 2012 at 12:08 PM
Not over joyed by these results. But ok with the unofficial outcome! I think Carol deserves to be in there, it'd be a shame if she got cast out by mail ins. On another note, I wish people would just speak for themselves. It's an annoyance when people post things or speak at tc meetings like they are representing the entire town. Just a thought :)
MeanE November 07, 2012 at 02:44 PM
I totally agree Dona, along with Campaign Finance reform!
ANGEL FISH November 07, 2012 at 03:09 PM
It's obvious that the voting citizens of NK enjoy discord and disgrace. Great job, gluttons.
Dark star November 07, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Angel Fish, based on your choice of words ("the voting citizens of NK") it appears you are: a). not a resident of NK. or b). a non-voting resident o NK. Regardless of answer, your mean spirited comment above is irrelevant.


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