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John Wilson returns to Newport City Council, Charboneau stays on

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NEWPORT — John Wilson is back on the Newport City Council following a five-way race that concluded on Tuesday evening.


A 17-year veteran to the council, Wilson returns after being voted out in 2018.

He won 441 votes, more than any other candidate on the ballot.

Elected to the council two years ago, incumbent Kevin Charboneau won the second-highest number of votes, finishing with 426.

Chris Vachon finished with 346 votes, with newcomer Amy Gillespie bringing in 325.

Carl King finished with only 44 votes.

Only about 26 percent of registered voters turned out to cast a ballot.

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