TOPSHAM — Republican state Rep. Kerri Prescott defeated Democrat Denise Tepler on Tuesday for the second time in House District 60.

Prescott, seeking a third term, was a 2,385 to 1,835 winner over Tepler, according to preliminary results. Prescott also defeated Tepler in the 2008 election.

House District 60 includes part of Topsham.

Prescott is a second-degree black belt and owns Kerrizma Designz, which offers photography and calligraphy services. She has served on the Legislature’s Business, Research and Economic Development Committee and the Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources.

Prescott is also a member of the Topsham Expresso Rotary and Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber.

Tepler recently started a small business, Simply Healthy, where she teaches cooking. She served on the School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors from 1996 to 2002 and chaired its policy and curriculum committees.

She is now is the community representative to the board’s Guidance Advisory and Gifted and Talented committees and serves on the Spectrum Generations board. She has also been on the finance committees for the School Board and the town.

Alex Lear can be reached at 373-9060 ext. 113 or [email protected].

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