PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The attorney general's office is staying in the hands of a Democrat. Peter Kilmartin easily won the office with more than 40 percent of the unofficial results.
Surrounded by relatives, Kilmartin accepted victory before a crowd of a couple hundred at the Biltmore Hotel.
Kilmartin says he stood out among the five candidates for attorney general because of his varied life experience.
"Twenty four years on the police department; Twenty years in the legislature working on the issues important to protect Rhode Island families" he said. "Eight years teaching law and eleven years of practicing law and that record - that record - resonated with the voters."
Republican Eric Wallin came closest to challenging Kilmartin. He received a little under 30 percent of the votes for Attorney General.
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