November 7, 2012

Legislative race results for southern Maine

Incumbent Dick Woodbury appears to have held on to his seat in the closely fought Senate District 11.

From staff reports

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Brunswick: Matthea “Mattie” Daughtry, a Democrat, will represent part of Brunswick in House District 66, beating K. Frederick Horch, a Green Independent by a vote of 2,108 to 1,504.

Grant Connors, a Republican, received 1,009 votes.

Daughtry, a photographer who served as a congressional intern for former U.S. Rep. Tom Allen, said she would focus on nurturing the creative economy, high-tech companies and manufacturing sectors to improve the state's economy.

Horch, who is self-employed, said his priorities would be access to affordable health care, transitioning to clean energy and funding education.


Republican Jonathan Kinney won a three-way race for House District 99, defeating Democrat Lee Goldsberry and independent Elihu Upham to represent Cornish, Limington, Sebago, Denmark and Baldwin.

Kinney had 2,410 votes, Goldsberry had 1,642 votes and Upham had 711 votes.

Kinney, a retired Coast Guard officer, small business owner and member of the Limington Planning Board, said he would focus on economic issues.


Democrat Christine Powers edged out Republican Laurie Mondville by just 106 votes to represent Casco, Naples and Poland.

Powers won the House District 101 race, 2,477 to 2,371.

Powers is a selectwoman in Naples and director of the Naples Public Library.

Mondville is the owner of a childcare business and member of the SAD 61 school board.


Incumbent Democrat Michael Shaw easily defeated challengers Republican Todd Delaney and Green Independent Mike Wakefield for the House District 102 seat.

Shaw, a railroad conductor, received 2,298 votes.

Delaney, a member of the MSAD 6 school board, received 1,541. Wakefield, a salesman for Legacy Publishing, got 571 votes.

Shaw said his priorities are jobs, health care and education, and that he would work to bring compromise to the Legislature.


Incumbent Republican Michael McClellan led Democrat Leslie Stephenson, with results in from Poland, Raymond and Standish, but not Frye Island.

McClellan had 2,671 votes and Stephenson had 2,374 votes, with three of the four towns reporting early Wednesday morning.

McClellan, a self-employed consultant, said he would continue regulatory reform and work on education issues.

Stephenson, an analyst and former veterinarian, said he would seek more openness and transparency in government and work to fund improvements to Route 302.


Democrat Sara Gideon will represent Freeport and Pownal in House District 106.

She defeated Republican Jody James, 3,501 to 1,832.

Gideon, a Freeport Town Councilor who serves on the board of directors of Freeport Community Services, said she would focus on economic issues and on improving the quality of public education.


Yarmouth: Democrat Janice Cooper won the House District 107 seat. She beat out Republican Mark Hough, 3,217 to 2,140.

Cooper, who holds a law degree and was a communications staffer for former U.S. Rep. Tom Allen, said she would focus on education and expanding opportunities for young Mainers.

Hough did not respond to requests for information.


Democrat Steve Moriarty defeated Republican Joseph Kumiszcza, 3,958 to 1,993, for the House District 108 seat, representing Cumberland, Long Island and North Yarmouth.

Kumiszcza, president of Online Associated and director of TechMaine, said he would use his experience as an advocate for Maine’s technology sectors to push innovation, support entrepreneurs and reform education.

Moriarty, an attorney and long-time member of the Cumberland Town Council, said he would focus on economic development and support public education.


Democrat Anne Graham edged Republican Susan Austin by fewer than 30 votes for the House District 109 seat, representing Gray, North Yarmouth and Pownal.

Graham received 2,751 to Austin’s 2,722.

Graham, a former North Yarmouth selectwoman and nurse practitioner, said she would work to ensure affordable, quality health care and focus on education issues.

Austin, who has served eight years in the state House of Representatives, had pledged to focus on budget issues and efforts to stimulate the economy.

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