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RHode Island News Summary

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee is elected to a full term.  A Congressional seat in the Ocean State has been filled.  There's a new sheriff in Bristol County, Massachusetts.

>>McKee Wins Governor's Race

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee has been elected to his first full term in the office.  McKee was promoted from the position of lieutenant governor last year when Gina Raimondo left to become President Biden's Commerce Secretary.  The Democrat defeated Republican challenger Ashley Kalus with nearly 60 percent of the vote.  The current lieutenant governor for McKee, Sabina Matos, also won her race yesterday, and his attorney general Peter Neronha will serve a second term as well.

>>Magaziner Wins Congressional Race

(Undated)  --  It was a close race for an open Rhode Island Congressional seat on Tuesday.  State treasurer Seth Magaziner edged former Cranston mayor Allan Fung for the 2nd Congressional District seat which was made available by the retirement of longtime Representative Jim Langevin.  In the 1st District, incumbent David Cicilline was re-elected to his seventh term.

>>RI Mayoral Election Results

(Undated)  --  A new mayor of Providence has officially been decided.  Democrat Brett Smiley, who won the September primary, was unopposed in yesterday's election.  Incumbent Mayor Jorge Elorza could not run again because of term limits.  Smiley, a former Elorza aid and chief of staff for Governor Raimondo, tells WPRI-TV he thinks Providence can be a world-class city and he's excited to get to work.  Elsewhere, East Providence Mayor Bob DaSilva was re-elected.  Former Central Falls mayor James Diossa won the general treasurer's race.  In Johnston, Joseph Polisena Jr. was elected mayor to take over for his father.

>>New Bristol County MA Sheriff

(Dartmouth, MA)  --  WJAR-TV reports Bristol County, Massachusetts Sheriff Thomas Hodgson has conceded his race.  The Republican was challenged by Democratic Attleboro Mayor Paul Heroux [[ hee-roe ]].  Hodgson has held the office since 1997.

>>Pot Shops Allowed By Most Cities And Towns

(Undated)  --  The Providence Journal reports many Rhode Island cities and towns voted in favor of allowing recreational marijuana stores in their towns on Tuesday.  The municipalities where pot shops were rejected include Barrington, East Greenwich, Jamestown, Little Compton, Scituate and Smithfield.  Recreational pot possession and sales are set to begin in Rhode Island on December 1st.

>>Aquidneck Island School Regionalization Effort Defeated

(Newport, RI)  --  The Newport Daily News reports a regionalization referendum for the Middletown and Newport school districts has failed.  Middletown voters voted "yes", but the measure did not pass in Newport on Tuesday.  The proposal was previously shot down four years ago.

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