Incumbent Geoffrey Rushlau, one of Maine’s longest-serving prosecutors, has been re-elected to a sixth consecutive term as district attorney for Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties.

Democratic challenger David Sinclair issued a concession statement Thursday.

“We are both honored and humbled to have received the support of more than 33,000 voters throughout the district in this race,” said Sinclair, who praised Rushlau for running a “fair and positive campaign.”

Sinclair, who practices law in Bath, said unofficial results showed Rushlau leading by 840 votes in a race that saw more than 67,000 cast. Despite the close vote, Sinclair said he does not intend to ask for a recount.

Rushlau has prosecuted cases for more than 20 years in one of the state’s largest geographical districts, which includes Bath, Wiscasset and Rockland.

Rushlau was appointed to the District 6 post by former Gov. John McKernan in 1993 to fill a short-term vacancy created when William Anderson was appointed to a judicial post.

Rushlau, a Republican, won re-election in 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010.

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