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NEWPORT CITY â€“ A recount that took place at the Orleans County District Court House yesterday showed the Republican Mark Higley did retain his House seat in Montpelier.
Results after Novemberâ€™s election showed Higley had won over his Progressive opponent Katherine Sims 920 to 887.
This time results showed that Higley won 924 to Simsâ€™ 892.
â€śI respect the results and I congratulate Mark on a successful campaign and wish him the best of luck,â€ť said Sims, who had called for recount. â€śWith a race that close, I think itâ€™s prudent to follow things all the way through.â€ť
Sims felt she owed it to her supporters to make sure every vote was counted.
â€śIâ€™m thankful that itâ€™s over and I can start planning for January,â€ť said Rep. Higley. â€śI appreciate all the volunteers who came to Newport to do the recount.â€ť