District 41 race unresolved

Posted Nov. 05, 2008, at 10:20 p.m.

Heavy voting in Hancock County returned some legislative incumbents, but the makeup of the delegation will change slightly.

Three incumbent representatives, Republican Robert Crosthwaite and Democrats Theodore Koffman and Lance Weddell, were not on Tuesday’s ballot. Koffman was prevented from seeking another term by the state’s term limits. Weddell and Crosthwaite chose not to seek re-election.

Unofficial results show that Republican Brian Langley will fill Crosthwaite’s seat, and Democrat Elspeth Flemings will take Koffman’s place in the House.

The outcome in the race for Weddell’s House District 41 seat was still up in the air late Wednesday afternoon because results from some towns still had not been tabulated. With the results from the Waldo County towns of Frankfort and Searsport still not counted, Victoria Magnan was leading former state Rep. Kenneth Lindell in that race. Magnan had 1,643 to Lindell’s 1,314 votes.

In Senate District 28 (Hancock County including Ellsworth), Democratic incumbent Dennis Damon defeated his Republican challenger, Mark Remick, 14,446 to 8,252.

In Senate District 29 (Washington County), in a three-way race, incumbent Republican Kevin Raye retained his seat with 11,337 votes, with Democrat Karen Johnson receiving 5,127 votes, and independent candidate Dana Kadey, 1,439 votes.

In Senate District 31 (Eastern Penobscot County including Brewer and western Hancock County including Bucksport), Republican incumbent Richard Rosen won re-election with a vote of 9,446-6,512 over the Democratic challenger Deborah Deane.

In House District 20 (Bradley, part of Brewer, Clifton, Dedham, Eddington and Holden), incumbent Democrat Benjamin Pratt beat Republican challenger Steven Juskewitch with by a vote of 3,024 to 2,280.

In House District 30 (Alexander, Amherst, Aurora, Beddington, Cooper, Crawford, Deblois, Dennysville, East Machias, Eastbrook, Franklin, Great Pond, Jonesboro, Mariaville, Marshfield, Meddybemps, Northfield, Osborn, Pembroke, Wesley and Whitneyville, plus the unorganized territories), Republican incumbent Howard McFadden won re-election over challenger Democrat Dennis Mahar, with a 2,507 to 1,939 vote.

In House District 34 (Gouldsboro, Hancock, Lamoine, Sorrento, Sullivan, Waltham and Winter Harbor, plus the unorganized territory of No. 8 Township), incumbent Democrat Robert Eaton held onto his seat. Eaton defeated Republican challenger Richard Malaby, 2,620 to 2,049.

In House District 35 (Bar Harbor, Cranberry Isles, part of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor), Democrat Elspeth Flemings will fill Rep. Koffman’s empty seat. Flemings received 3,330 vote to defeat Republican Richard Savage II, who received 1,892 votes.

In House District 37 (Blue Hill, Brooksville, Castine, Penobscot, Sedgwick and Surry), incumbent Democrat James Schatz won re-election, defeating Republican Jonathan Walden, 3,393 to 2,209.

In House District 38 (Ellsworth, Otis and Trenton), Republican Brian Langley will fill Rep. Crosthwaite’s seat. He defeated Democrat Carrie Jones, 2,846 to 2,317.

In House District 40 (Bucksport and Orrington), incumbent Republican Kimberly Rosen held onto her seat defeating Democrat Marc LeBlanc, 2,687 to 2,088.

In House District 36 (Brooklin, Deer Isle, Frenchboro, Isle au Haut, part of Mount Desert, North Haven, Stonington, Swan’s Island, Tremont and Vinalhaven), incumbent Democrat Hannah Pingree was unopposed for re-election.

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