A young, aspiring politician beat out a longtime Westbrook resident and school board member in a Democratic primary race to represent House District 35 in Westbrook.

Dillon Bates, 26, defeated Sue Salisbury, 44, on Tuesday, 325-208.

The seat is currently held by Democrat Ann Peoples, who cannot run again because of term limits.

Bates, who is new to the city, works as an athletics coach in area school departments.

A former intern for U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud and member of the Maine Young Democrats, Bates argued he has more experience in state government than Salisbury.

Salisbury, a fraud investigator for L.L. Bean, has lived in Westbrook for more than 20 years and said she best knew the city’s needs.