Republican Lester Ordway will fill a one-year term representing part of Standish in the House, replacing a Democrat who resigned.

With 628 votes, Ordway, a member of the Standish Town Council, on Tuesday beat out three other candidates running for the House District 23 seat.

They were Democrat Lynn Olson, with 494 votes, independent Philip Pomerleau, with 344 votes and Green Party candidate Michael Wakefield with 71 votes.

Olson is the town council chairwoman, Pomerleau is a former councilor and Wakefield has run for Legislature several times in the past decade.

Rep. Mike Shaw, a Democrat who had held the seat since 2008, stepped down last summer because he was moving out of the district to Freeport.

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