NEWPORT — Paul Monette was re-elected as Newport City Mayor on Tuesday.
Mayor Monette hung on to claim victory by just two votes, edging out challengers John Wilson, and Dan Ross.
Monette received a total of 193 votes, and Wilson, a former city council president, received 191.
Monette, who has served as Mayor since 2009, said he believes that it may have been the closest election in the city’s history.
Oddly enough, Ross, who finished third in the race for mayor, was re-elected to his position as alderman.
Wilson, who also ran for alderman, was defeated by Melissa Pettersson.
Pettersson received 296 votes, and Ross finished with 262, enough for a seat on the city council.
James Merriam finished with 254 votes, and Wilson finished last with 245.Are you on Instagram? Cool. So are we. CLICK HERE to follow us for a behind the scenes look at Newport Dispatch.