Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Peterson-Rafuse Reclaims Chester-St. Margaret's Riding

One of the few New Democrats returning to the Legislature will be Denise Peterson-Rafuse. The incumbent for Chester-St. Margaret's held off a hard-charging PC candidate Janet Irwin to win by 148 votes. Peterson-Rafuse says the results have left her feeling surreal.

Overall, 65% of eligible voters in Chester-St. Margaret's cast their ballot in the election. Peterson-Rafuse received roughly 35% of the popular vote in the riding. Final totals are below.

Chester - St. Margaret's

Denise Peterson-Rafuse (NDP) - 3,341 votes

Janet Irwin (PC) - 3,193 votes

Tim Harris (Liberal) - 2,943 votes