Ralph Tucker appeared to edge out Jackie Sartoris for the District 50 seat in the Maine Legislature.

Results of the race showed Tucker leading with 50.52 percent of the votes over Sartoris who came up short with 49.48 percent.

The Associated Press considered it too close to call.

Brunswick Democrats went to the polls to choose between two veteran public servants who have waged a long and at times feisty primary campaign for an open seat in the Maine Legislature.

The District 50 race was Brunswick’s first contested Democratic primary for a legislative seat in 14 years.

Tucker, 66, is a retired lawyer and Maine District Court judge who served 11 years on the Maine Workers’ Compensation Board, including seven years as chairman.

At the local level, he served six years on the Brunswick School Board – including two years as chairman – as well as a year on the Town Council before stepping down to become a judge.

He made education his top issue, pledging to work to increase state funding for public schools. He is also strongly critical of the charter school push in Maine.

Sartoris, 49, is an elder-law attorney who served four terms on the Brunswick Town Council, and recently served on the town’s sewer board.