HALLOWELL — Daniel Shagoury of Hallowell won the Democratic primary nomination for House District 55, according to unofficial results reported by municipal clerks on Tuesday night.

Results showed that Shagoury received 522 votes while his opponent, Patrick Wynne, also of Hallowell, received 406.

Shagoury will go on to face Republican Phillip Wiseman, of Hallowell, in the general election in November. The district represents Hallowell, Manchester and West Gardiner.

Shagoury spent 19 years working for the Maine Legislature, with the last seven at the House Democratic Office. During his campaign, he cited this experience as an advantage that would allow him to get to work right away. In addition to nearly two decades with the Maine Legislature, Shagoury also served on the former Maine School Administrative District 16 board of directors for nine years.

Daniel Shagoury

Shagoury said in an interview Tuesday night that while he might be returning to familiar territory, it’s going to be a “new adventure.”

“Even though I am familiar with the grounds there, it’s going to be different to be one of the elected (officials) instead of just a staff person,” he said. “It’s going to be neat.”

Shagoury said he was thrilled with news of his victory, adding that he worked very hard amid his campaign, and that his opponent worked very hard as well.

“I haven’t really absorbed all of it yet,” he said. “I’m just humbled by all the support that people showed me.”

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