Gray and Windham

Mark Bryant, an incumbent Democrat from Windham, won with 52 percent of the vote against Clayton Haskell, a Republican from Windham. Bryant got 3,105 votes to Haskell’s 2,902 votes, or 48 percent of the vote.

Haskell said he ran for election to find ways to reduce state spending and provide real tax reform to Maine families and small businesses.

As someone who has seen his job outsourced, Bryant said he hopes to find solutions to aid economic growth.



Gary Plummer, an incumbent Republican from Windham, won his bid for re-election Tuesday against Geoffrey Heckman, a Democrat, and Angela Jean Webber, a Green Independent.

Plummer received 4,499 votes; Heckman received 1,353 votes and Webber received 782.

Plummer said in his campaign that Maine could attract more business by reducing taxes and making it less difficult for a business to start and succeed in the state.



Incumbent Mary Pennell Nelson, a Democrat, won her re-election bid against Mark Richard, a Republican.
Nelson got 2,397 votes to Richard’s 2,308, or 51 percent to 49 percent.

Nelson said the best way to restore the state’s economic health is to invest in innovative educational programs.

Richard said the Legislature needs an attitude change when it comes to spending, taxes, business, welfare and education, adding that problem-solving requires new leadership and vision.


Falmouth and Portland

Former Cumberland County Sheriff Mark Dion won with 61 percent of the vote against Republican Jason Harris.
Dion got 2,580 votes to Harris’ 1,683 votes.

Dion, a Democrat, is committed to supporting the sustainability and growth of small businesses in the state and hopes to restore public confidence in elected officials.

Harris hopes to hold the state responsible for how taxpayer funds are spent and is looking to increase jobs while decreasing taxes.



Peter Stuckey, an incumbent Democrat, defeated Patrick Calder, a Republican.

Stuckey got 2,546 votes to 1,260 for Calder.

Stuckey said he ran for re-election to continue to support and protect disenfranchised and vulnerable Mainers.

Calder said he sought to ensure fair representation for tax-paying, working families who struggle to make ends meet and to give his constituents a voice in government.



Democratic Rep. Stephen Lovejoy won re-election Tuesday night against Green Independent candidate Seth Berner and Republican Chase Seaver Martin.

Lovejoy got 1,926 votes to 1,002 votes for Berner and 659 for Martin.

Lovejoy ran for re-election to continue working on education priorities, to prepare Maine’s youth for careers that offer good wages and opportunity in the state.

As an activist for more than 25 years, Berner hoped to replace the common view that government should be run like a business with the model of running government like a family to advocate for everyone.



Democrat Denise Harlow defeated Republican Kenneth Capron and independent candidate Fred Kilfoil.
Harlow received 1,586 votes to Capron’s 742 votes and Kilfoil’s 491.

Harlow said the biggest issue facing Maine is the downward economic spiral, adding that making education accessible and affordable will help residents in the work force.

Capron said the state’s biggest issue is economic development and he thinks consolidating economic development services statewide would help bring jobs to Maine.

Kilfoil hoped to put the state’s financial house in order, and said a strong economy will attract more jobs.



Democratic Rep. Anne Haskell soundly defeated Republican candidate Shawn-Elise Lapomarda, 3,098 votes to 987.
Haskell said balancing the state budget with the least amount of harm and ensuring a strong foundation as the economy starts to improve are important issues to Maine.



Democratic Rep. Jon Hinck defeated Green Independent Carney Brewer and Republican Mark Carpentier.
Hinck got 2,346 votes to 464 votes for Brewer and 446 for Carpentier.

Hinck hopes to help make government more open, fair and efficient, and to better advance the causes of freedom, justice, opportunity, prosperity and environmental sustainability.



Democrat Jill Barkley was defeated by independent candidate Benjamin Chipman.
Chipman received 1,112 votes to Barkley’s 939 votes.

Chipman said he hoped to straighten out the state’s finances and stabilize revenue so Maine is not constantly facing a budget shortfall.
Barkley said she was looking to find ways to support long-term prevention efforts in addition to short-term, temporary solutions when it comes to state funding of crisis response services.



Democratic incumbent Diane Russell won re-election Tuesday against Republican Thomas Elliman and Green Independent Anna Trevorrow.

Russell got 1,689 votes to 945 votes for Trevorrow and 413 for Elliman.

Russell said she wanted to fund the Efficiency Maine Trust in a sustainable way to provide greater resources for homeowners and landlords to weatherize their homes, while ensuring small businesses have opportunities to reduce overall energy costs.

Trevorrow hoped to promote the development of a commuter rail network, which would provide Maine workers alternative, sustainable transportation and promote tourism in Maine’s urban hubs.

Elliman did not return a candidate survey.


Cape Elizabeth

Democratic incumbent Cynthia Dill beat back a challenge from Republican Eric Lusk, winning 58 percent of the vote.
Dill got 2,652 votes and Lusk got 1,892. 

In addition to a lack of quality jobs, Dill said Maine’s biggest issues include the tax burden on families and businesses, education reform, the high cost of energy and protecting the state’s natural resources.

Lusk saw a lack of job creation that started in 2003 as Maine’s biggest issue. He saw a change in government policy, cost of electricity and accessibility of health care as ways to attract more business to the state.


South Portland

Democratic Rep. Terry Morrison won with 67 percent of the vote against Republican Howard Farr.

Morrison received 2,880 votes and Farr received 1,400.

Farr hoped to work to control state spending until the economy turns around.

Morrison said the economy is the top issue, and Maine must do a better job of marketing itself and improving the work it does to support small business.


Cape Elizabeth and South Portland

Democratic incumbent Jane Eberle of South Portland defeated Republican Kenneth Earl Myrick with 66 percent of the vote.
Eberle got 2,898 votes and Myrick got 1,479 votes.

Eberle hopes to continue the work she has been involved in related to the economy, environment, business, health care and education. Myrick hopes to work on rebuilding the community’s trust in elected officials, which will aid in resolving big issues such as state spending, energy efficiency and creating a business-friendly environment.


South Portland

Democratic incumbent Bryan Kaenrath won with 63 percent of the vote against Republican Adam Barter.
Kaenrath got 1,821 votes and Barter got 1,066.

Kaenrath said he hopes to have a pragmatic and balanced approach to public policy and is willing to work with both parties to get results. Barter did not return a candidate survey.



Democratic incumbent Ann Peoples won her bid for re-election against Michael Lawson, a Republican from Westbrook.
Peoples received 1,835 votes and Lawson received 1,651 votes.

Peoples said during her campaign that she believes that education for job creation is an important issue, in addition to improving the state’s transportation infrastructure.



Democratic Rep. Timothy Driscoll was re-elected to his seat over his Republican challenger, Bruce Chuluda.

Driscoll received 1,563 votes while Chuluda received 1,397 votes.

Driscoll said during his campaign that he hopes to preserve existing jobs and promote the creation of new jobs through continued work on the Legislature’s Labor Committee.

Chuluda most recently served as the mayor of Westbrook.



Republican Amy Volk unseated Democratic incumbent Sean Flaherty.

Volk got 2,504 votes and Flaherty got 2,092 votes.

Flaherty hoped to continue to represent Scarborough and to focus on education, energy and small business. Volk wanted to represent family values  and advocate for the prosperity of future generations and an overhaul of Maine’s health insurance system.



Republican Heather Sirocki defeated Democrat Brian M. Dell’Olio in the race for an open seat.

Sirocki got 2,511 votes and Dell’Olio got 2,165 votes. Dell’Olio hoped to address economic and job growth in the state through easing the pressure on small businesses by cutting red tape. Sirocki said she wanted to represent the “common man” after being disappointed in the leadership that has brought a budget shortfall and added to the state’s debt.



Republican Jane Knapp won her bid for re-election against Democrat Daniel Joseph LeVasseur.
Knapp received 2,524 votes and LeVasseur received 1,841 votes.

Knapp said in her campaign that she hopes to work on tax relief for Maine residents should she be re-elected, as well as improving educational opportunities.


Gorham and Buxton

Democratic incumbent Linda Sanborn of Gorham won re-election Tuesday against Jacob Timothy Stoddard, a Republican from Buxton.
Sanborn got 1,941 votes to Stoddard’s  1,597 vote, winning 55 percent to 45 percent.

Sanborn hoped to build on her work during her first term and help grow jobs that would pay a livable wage, allowing Maine’s children to stay and work here and the elderly to retire securely. Stoddard hoped to streamline government and make it more open and friendly to businesses and people.


Buxton and Hollis

Democratic incumbent Robert Hunt won against Republican James Libby. Hunt got 1,140 votes to Libby’s 1,104, winning 51 to 49 percent.

Hunt’s goals if re-elected include improving the business climate, insuring the quality of education for children and creating a manageable climate for citizens to live, work and thrive in Maine.

Libby is running for office to work toward lowering energy costs and return the focus to businesses and the creation of jobs.


Old Orchard Beach

Democrat George W. Hogan was re-elected with 2,461 votes. Republican William J. Gombar received 1,498.

Hogan says jobs are the top issue, and he would work to make the state more business-friendly. Gombar did not return a candidate survey.