Voters on Tuesday chose Katrina Smith as the Republican nominee over Jennifer Tuminaro for the newly-configured House District 62, according to unofficial results released by town clerks Tuesday night.

The vote was 524-316 in Smith’s favor, according to the preliminary results.

Smith will go on to face Pamela Swift, a Democrat, in the general election in November.

House District 62, which was formed following the 2020 redistricting conducted by the Maine Legislature, includes China, Hibberts Gore, Palermo, Somerville and Windsor.

Katrina Smith Photo courtesy of Katrina Smith

Smith, 48, of Palermo is a real estate agent and runs a company with her husband in which they flip houses. She is former chair of Waldo County Republicans, served on the Republican State Committee and was a founder of the Maine Grassroots Republican Caucus.

Smith ran unsuccessfully for the seat in 2020.

Smith said she ran for the nomination because, “I feel we need more bold, conservative voices in the mix who really question where the state is headed and really work hard to put the state in a good position going forward for our children.”

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