2016 Election Results by the Numbers

Town Offices

Below are the vote totals for the races CCA had endorsed candidates in. The candidates we supported were the highest vote getters – their names are linked to their biographies. These vote totals now include the numbers from mail ballots.

Town OfficeCandidateTotal votes
Town ModeratorLeo Mainelli (IND) Elected 3177
Town CouncilVirginia Lee (IND) Elected2618
Denise Rhodes (IND) Elected2561
Julie Carroccia (IND) Elected2510
Steven Williams (IND) Elected2502
Bonnie Van Slyke (IND) Elected2414
Robert Malin (DEM)1972
School CommitteeStephen Huzyk(IND) Elected3161
Planning CommissionDr. Lew Johnson Elected2616
Sherry Krupka Elected2436
Erin Russell Elected2419
Frances Topping Elected2339

CCA Promoted Ballot Questions

Below are the vote totals and percentages for the three ballot questions that CCA actively promoted for a “Yes” vote.

Question Total votesPercentage
6. Green Economy Bond (State Question to fund Open Space, Farmland Preservation, Bike Paths)Approve259964.0%
Reject1464 36.0%
8. Charlestown Town Charter Change to move financial petitions to General ElectionsApprove287270.5%
9. RYSE School BuildingApprove267665.3%

Other Ballot Questions of Interest

Below are the vote totals and percentages for two ballot questions where Charlestown votes were significantly different than the state as a whole.

Question Total votesCharlestown
1. Casino in TivertonApprove174241.8%54.9%
7. Affordable Housing BondsApprove205451.3%58.0%

Charlestown has a long history of local casino proposals that is perhaps reflected in the sound rejection of the casino question. And on the question of public funding of affordable housing the town appears to be about equally divided.

You can get full 2016 election results at this page at the RI BOE website.