With 90 percent of the votes counted, Mark Gee takes a congratulatory phone call from opponent James Callaghan Tuesday night at Town Hall. Credit: EG News
East Greenwich resident Mark Gee (R), in all his neon t-shirt glory, beat James Callaghan (D) of Narragansett in the race to succeed Dawson Hodgson for the state Sen. Dist. 35 seat.
Gee got 5,642 votes (54 percent) in the district – which includes East Greenwich, North Kingstown, Narragansett and South Kingstown – and Callaghan got 4,729 (46 percent).
In East Greenwich, Gee’s margin of victory was even higher: he got 63.5 percent of the vote to Callaghan’s 36.5 percent.
Gee, who has served on the Town Council for since 2010, had to win a primary race against North Kingstown’s Kim Page before earning a place on the Nov. 4 ballot. As in the primary, Gee had dozens of young volunteers wearing the bright “Gee” t-shirts and holding signs at polling stations across town.
In the state Sen. Dist. 33 race, incumbent Lou Raptakis (D) beat Michael Madonna (R) 55 percent to 45 percent. The seat includes a small portion of western East Greenwich, as well as Coventry and West Greenwich. Both Raptakis and Madonna live in Coventry.
In the state House Dist. 30 race, East Greenwich state Rep. Anthony Giarrusso ran unopposed.
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