Portsmouth Democrats Win Big in Election 2012
Updates on the 2012 Portsmouth election were posted here throughout the day on Tuesday. Connect with us on Twitter at #PatchElections.
Portsmouth residents came out in huge numbers Tuesday to cast their ballot in the 2012 election.
For the Portsmouth Town Council, voters chose Democrats and a few new faces to lead the board. With nearly 1,000 mail ballots still to be counted, the results are still not official.
Town Council Republican incumbents, including President Joe Robicheau, Paul Kesson, Liz Pedro and Judi Staven, did not win re-election according to preliminary results.
For School Committee, however, voters also favored the Portsmouth Democrats. Andrew Kelly, only 21, was elected to the board.
Check out the preliminary election results below!
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LIVE 2012 ELECTION RESULTS (Unofficial)
Preliminary winners are highlighted in blue. You can also view results by precinct here.
Correction: The numbers for Town Council and School Committee have been corrected. The votes for the high school were incorrectly doubled. This does not change the winners based on preliminary results.
|Race||Candidates||Results (Portsmouth only)|
|Senate District 11 (Bristol and Portsmouth)||Christopher Scott Ottiano (Republican, incumbent)||
|House District 72 (Portsmouth and Middletown)||Daniel Patrick Reilly (Republican, incumbent)||2168|
|Linda Dill Finn (Democrat)||1959|
|House District 71 (Portsmouth, Tiverton and Little Compton)||Dennis Canario (Democrat)||1704|
|House District 70 (Portsmouth and Tiverton)||John G. Edwards (Democrat, incumbent)||845|
|John A. Perkins Jr. (Independent)||369|
|House District 69 (Portsmouth and Bristol)||Raymond E. Gallison Jr. (Democrat, incumbent)||227|
|Town Clerk||Kathleen Viera Beaudoin (Republican, incumbent)||6167|
|Portsmouth School Committee (four-year term) (three seats available)||Terri-Denise Cortvriend (Democrat)||4637|
|Emily Copeland (Democrat)||5578|
|Andrew Kelly (Democrat)||4815|
|Norbert J. Rattay (Republican)||3804|
|School Committee (two-year, 1 unfulfilled term)||John Wojichowski (Democrat)||4156|
|Michael Joseph Daly (Republican)||3423|
|Portsmouth Town Council (two-year term) (seven seats available)||John Blaess (Democrat)
|Keith Hamilton (Republican, incumbent)||3966|
|Michael Buddemeyer (Democrat, incumbent)||3940|
|Paul Francis Kesson (Republican, incumbent)||3406|
|Robert Church (Democrat)||3252|
|Elizabeth Pedro (Republican, incumbent)||3460|
|Frederick W. Faerber III (Democrat)||3476|
|Joseph W. Robicheau (Republican, incumbent)||3329|
|Leonard Barry Katzman (Democrat)||3495|
|Judith J. Staven (Republican, incumbent)||3160|
|Mary Donohue Magee (Democrat)||3527|
|James Arthur Seveney (Democrat, incumbent)||3912|
|David M. Gleason (Independent)||3564|
|Allen J. Shers (Independent)||2685|
|Town Sergeant||Philip T. Driscoll (Independent)||5563|
Local Ballot Question
|Local Question 8||Charter Review Committees||5141||2502|
|Local Question 9||Council Proceedings||5431||2257|
|Local Question 10||Town Administrator's Annual Report||6863||898|
|Local Question 11||Town Engineer||4553||2940|
|Local Question 12||Public Works Director||4917||2661|
|Local Question 13||Parks, Recreation, Etc.||5029||2846|
|Local Question 14||Personnel||4912||2424|
|Local Question 15||Planning Board||5523||2039|
|Local Question 16||Town Administrator/Personnel||5323||2046|
For full details on the Local Ballot Questions, see the sample ballot at above.