In a closely-watched and bitterly contested State Senate race, Democratic Sen. Susan Sosnowski of West Kingston narrowly defeated Independent challenger Kevin O'Neill for control of Senate District 37.
Sosnowski won 5,443 votes, just 50.9 percent of the vote. O'Neill registered 5,256 votes. Aall absentee and emergency ballots have now been counted, according to the South Kingstown Town Clerk's office.
Elsewhere in South Kingstown, incumbent candidates in the General Assembly held onto their seats, but many by smaller than expected margins.
Here are the Results for General Assembly Districts 33, 34, 35, 36 and 37:
District 33: Democratic incumbent Donald Lally defeated Republican challenger Phillip Duquette for possession of the Rhode Island House District. Lally took 53.8 percent of the vote to Duquette's 46.2 percent, a far cry from Lally's "Landslide" moniker.
District 34: Democrat Teresa Tanzi, after defeating incumbent David Caprio in a September primary, swept the polls with 72.5 percent of the South Kingstown vote. She defeated Republican Timothy Burchett, who only grabbed 20.1 percent of vote, and independent Peter Stone who earned 7.1 percent of the vote.
District 35: Democrat Spencer Dickinson, after defeating his challenger incumbent Michael Rice in a September primary, also took an Assembly seat after narrowly defeating longtime challenger James Haldeman 52.1 percent to 47.9 percent.
District 36: Incumbent representative Democrat Donna Walsh held off Moderate Party candidate Thomas Browning, who garnered a surprising 44.4 percent of the vote.
District 37: As reported earlier, incumbent Democrat Susan Sosnowski narrowly defeated a surging challenger in Independent Kevin O'Neill. Sosnowski earned 50.9 percent of the vote, with 49.1 percent going to O'Neill.