CUMBERLAND â€” Mia A. Ackerman will advance to the general election ballot as the Democratic contender for House District 45 after defeating veteran state Rep. Rene R. Menard in Tuesday's primary election.
Voters going to the polls Tuesday were given the task of narrowing the field of two Democratic candidates vying for the House District 45 seat, which also includes portions of Lincoln. Ackerman, a Cumberland town councilor, came out on top and trounced Menard in Cumberland with a vote of 842 to 552, but lost to Menard in Lincoln by a vote of 222 to 345.
LINCOLN â€” In an night of change for local members of the General Assembly, incumbent Dist. 46 state Representative Jeremiah T. O'Grady could point to hard work on his primary campaign as having made a connection with local voters.
O'Grady topped his Democratic primary challenger John D. Barr III in a tally of 736 votes to 416, or 63.8 percent of the turnout to Barr's 36.1 percent, according to town election results.
Incumbent U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline takes to the stage, surrounded by family, close friends and campaign workers, at Blaze Restaurant on Providence's East Side, to claim victory over opponent Anthony Gemma, a Lincoln businessman, shortly after 9:00 Tuesday night. Cicilline, who won 62 percent of the vote to Gemma's 30 percent, in the hardfought primary, was elated after being introduced by R.I.