SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Independent Candidate Liz Gledhill edged out her opponents for an open Town Council seat on Tuesday.
The final count had Independent Candidate Liz Gledhill edging out past council member, James O’Neill by ten (10) votes to take the fifth council seat vacated by Rep. Carol Hagan McEntee in June.
The mail-in ballot count took place directly following poll close at 8 p.m. when the unofficial count from the polls had Gledhill ahead by less than 50 votes.
RI State Representative Teresa Tanzi, Town Council President Councilman Abel Collins, and former Town Council President @Ella M. Whaley supported Gledhill in her campaign. Liz Gledhill for Town Councili #LIZ4SKTC
Official vote count:
Bryant Da Cruz Democrat (endorsed) 706
Liz Gledhill Independent 739 ***
Jim O’Neill Independent 729
Joel Dargan Independent 210