The district is among the largest legislative areas in the state — serving 34 communities, including the Kennebec County towns of Belgrade, Fayette, Mount Vernon, Readfield, Rome, Vienna and Wayne.
With two municipalities reporting results, incumbent Seth Goodall led the race for Senate District 19 Tuesday night.
With only Dresden and Bowdoin reporting, Goodall led with 1,355 votes to challenger Jeff Pierce’s 1,154.
In Dresden, Goodall, an attorney from Richmond, was tied with challenger Jeff Pierce, owner of a home renovation business, at 488 votes each.
Additional results were not available late Tuesday night.
Goodall, 34, sought his third straight term as the district’s state senator. He is a lawyer and former chairman of the Richmond Selectmen. Pierce, 50, is chairman of the Dresden Planning Board, owner of a home restoration business, and executive director of the Alewife Harvesters of Maine.
The senate district includes Richmond, Dresden, Arrowsic, Bath, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Georgetown, Phippsburg, Topsham, West Bath, Woolwich and the unorganized township of Perkins.
Democratic state Sen. Chris Johnson was leading Republican challenger Les Fossel in voting results late Tuesday night for state Senate District 20.
With four of 21 precincts reporting, Johnson was ahead of Fossell 2,191 votes to 1,829.
Johnson, 55, a Somerville information technology director, won a special election for his seat in February in a district usually dominated by Republicans.
Fossel, 66, a two-term legislator and restoration contractor from Alna, is chairman of the Legislature’s informal Moderate Caucus.
The district includes all of Lincoln County and some outlying towns.
Republican Pat Flood was leading Hallowell Democrat David Bustin in voting results late Tuesday night for state Senate District 21.
With five of 11 precincts reporting, Flood was ahead of Bustin 5,905 to 4,350.
Bustin, 74, a former Hallowell mayor, was a state representative in the 1970s and the former commissioner of personnel under former Gov. Joseph Brennan. Flood, 61, a retired business manager, is four-term representative who has been chairman of the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs.
The district includes Chelsea, Farmingdale, Gardiner, Hallowell, Litchfield, Manchester, Monmouth, Pittston, Randolph, West Gardiner and Winthrop.
Republican incumbent Michael Thibodeau was leading Democratic challenger Glenn Curry in voting results late Tuesday night for state Senate District 23.
With two of 28 precincts reporting, Thibodeau was ahead of Curry 929 votes to 842.
Thibodeau, 46, of Winterport, who owns a New Holland tractor dealership in Bangor, said the state must do more to partner with business and reduce fees and taxes they must pay. Curry, 43, of Belfast, a teacher at Conerspring Montessori School in Belfast, has never held an elected position.
District 23 includes 26 communities in Waldo County.
Incumbent Sen. Roger Katz, R-Augusta, held a nearly two-to-one lead over Democrat Penny Plourde in incomplete results late Tuesday night.
Katz won Augusta by a vote of 5,678 to 2,959, China by 1,324 to 869 and Sidney by 1,496 yo 708.
Katz, 63, a former Augusta mayor, served as a member of the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee and chairman of the Government Oversight Committee in his first term as a lawmaker. Plourde, 58, is a retired state worker who served as director of vocational rehabilitation at the Department of Labor and as director of civil rights with the Department of Transportation.
Senate District 24 covers Augusta, China, Oakland, Sidney and Vassalboro.
Democrat Joel Pitcher of Jefferson won in Nobleboro, the only town in House District 50 for which results were available late Tuesday night. His opponent is Republican Ellen Winchenbach of Waldoboro.
This was the first legislative race for both Pitcher and Winchenbach. Pitcher, 41, is a ship-fitter for Bath Iron Works and a committee chairman for International Association of Machinists Local 6 at BIW. Winchenbach, 56, is a cosmetologist and owner of Hair Country salon.
The vote in Nobleboro was 565 for Pitcher and 494 for Winchenbach. The district also includes Bremen, part of Jefferson and Waldoboro.
Republican incumbent Deborah Sanderson led Lisa Miller, a Democrat from Somerville, 768 to 552 with just Sanderson’s hometown of Chelsea reporting late Tuesday night.
Sanderson said she sought re-election to continue the work of last Legislature, while Miller disagrees with much of the Republican majorities’ actions, including cuts to Head Start and child-care subsidies.
The district includes Chelsea, part of Jefferson, Somerville, Washington, Whitefield and the unorganized territory of Hibberts Gore.
With two of four towns reporting, Democrat Timothy Marks of Pittston held a lead late Tuesday night in the race for House District 53. Marks squared off against Republican Raymond Soule of Wiscasset.
Marks won Dresden by 551 votes to 409 and Pittston by 1,033 votes to 528.
Marks, 52, serves on the board of selectmen in Pittston and owns a small logging business after serving 25 years with the Maine State Police. Soule, 70, owns a small excavation business that at one time had as many as seven employees.
District 53 includes the communities of Alna, Dresden, Pittston and Wiscasset.
Incumbent state Rep. David Cotta, R-China, was leading Democrat Amy Sylvester of China in the House District 55 race in voting results late Tuesday.
According to results from China, Cotta was ahead 1,252 to Sylvester’s 1,002.
Cotta, 65, has served three terms as a state representative. Sylvester, 22, who expects to graduate Thomas College in December.
The district consists of Albion, China, Unity Township and part of Benton.
AUGUSTA — In the two municipalities reporting at press time, incumbent Republican Karen Foster held a slim lead 1,166 over Democrat Lori Fowle 1,097 in House District 58. Vassalboro had yet to report results.
District 58, which serves Vassalboro, Windsor and the northeast section of Augusta, has been Republican since 2005, the same year the makeup of the district changed with reapportionment. Only that area had results late Tuesday.
Foster, 68, who spent six years as a city councilor in Augusta, is a retired florist who owned EF Flowers & Co. for 20 years. Fowle, 50, served nine years on the school board and has been on the budget committee for four years. She owned Prime Cut hair salon in the Waterville Concourse for 10 years before selling it in 1998 to stay home and raise three children.
District 58 serves Vassalboro, Windsor and the northeast section of Augusta.
Results were not available late Tuesday night for the House 59 race between Gay Grant, a Democrat from Gardiner, and Shirley Hanley, a Republican from Randolph.
The winner will succeed Rep. Stephen Hanley, who can’t seek re-election because of term limits, for the district seat representing Gardiner and Randolph. Rep. Hanley’s cousin is Shirley Hanley’s husband.
Hanley was a late replacement for Daniel Bates, 61, who died of an apparent heart attack Sept. 29.
Hanley, 77, was a stay-at-home mother for her eight children and was honored as Maine’s Mother of the Year by American Mothers in 2004. Grant, 52, runs her own writing consulting firm called The Write Way, which she said has helped bring in over $1 million in grants and fundraising for local non-profits and businesses.
Incumbent Democrat Seth Berry held a lead over Republican Corey Troup in early results Tuesday.
Berry, 43, sought to win a fourth term as representative by holding off challenger Troup, 38. Both men live in Bowdoinham.
Berry won Bowdoin by 904 votes to 665 and Bowdoinham by 1,150 to 585. The district also includes Richmond and Perkins Township.
Republican newcomer William Guerrette III was leading Sharon Treat, the Democratic incumbent, 1162 to 841 late Tuesday night with just Guerrette’s hometown of West Gardiner reporting.
The district also includes Farmingdale and Hallowell.
Treat, 56, has served in the State House for 20 of the last 22 years as representative and senator, while Guerrette, 28, has spent last four years managing Sun Tan City’s 18 locations in Maine and New Hampshire owned by his father and two uncles.
Treat, lives with her partner, Robert Collins, in Hallowell. Guerrette lives in West Gardiner with his wife, Vanessa, and 10-month-old son, Willie IV.
LITCHFIELD — In Monmouth, the only town reporting late Tuesday in the race to represent District 80, Democratic challenger Rachel Sukeforth led incumbent Republican Melvin Newendyke 1,171-1,085. The district covers Litchfield, Monmouth, and Wales.
Newendyke, 70, a retired banker and auditor, previously was on the Litchfield Budget Committee and is on the House Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee. Sukeforth, 27, graduated in 2007 from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y., and has served on Litchfield’s Housing Rehabilitation Planning Committee.
With three of four towns reporting, Republican incumbent L. Gary Knight led Democratic challenger Maurice Castonguay in the race for state House of Representatives District 81.
Knight, with 2,021 votes, was ahead of Castonguay, with 1,670 votes, with Leeds, Livermore Falls and Livermore reporting vote totals. Results were not yet available from the district’s other town, Wayne.
Knight, 68, a retired community banker and educator, has served three straight terms. Castonguay, 65, is a retired postal worker and current small business owner making his first foray into politics. Both men are from Livermore Falls.
Democrat Craig Hickman defeated Republican Scott Davis in voting results late Tuesday night for House District 82.
Hickman bested Davis, 2,915-2,057.
Hickman, 44 is a farmer and inn owner. Davis, 60, who owned an insurance agency, is currently president of the board of DFD Russell Medical Centers.
District 82 includes Winthrop and Readfield.
With only Belgrade and Manchester reporting late Tuesday in the House District 83 race, incumbent Rep. Dennis Keschl, R-Belgrade, led challenger Democrat Pamela Boivin of Manchester 1,996 to 1,381.
Keschl, 65, is a retired state worker and former Belgrade town manager who served two years on the Appropriations Committee. Boivin, 44, is a legal specialist with the Family Violence Project.
House District 83 covers Belgrade, Fayette, Manchester, Mount Vernon, and Vienna.