Posted at Ballot Access News
On November 4, independent candidate Edward O’Neill, a retired Texas Instruments employee, was elected to the Rhode Island Senate from district 17. He is the first independent elected to the Rhode Island Senate since 1964. He defeated the President of the Rhode Island Senate, and the outcome was a complete surprise to most observers. See this newspaper story for more detail. Thanks to Mike Rollins for this news. The vote was 6,541 to 5,764.