Chloe Maxmin, D-Nobleboro, won her race for House District 88 against Michael Lemelin, R-Chelsea. Maxmin is the first Democrat to win this seat, with record midterm turnout and a final vote count of 2,266-2,053.
Her campaign will celebrate with a community gathering at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 at Damariscotta Lake Farm, at 15 Bunker Hill Road in Jefferson. A cash bar and light food will be provided as well as music.
Maxmin’s campaign launched in February. She won her June primary with 80 percent of the vote. Her campaign received 94 letters to the editor and endorsements from Maine AFL-CIO, the Maine Education Association, the Maine State Employees Association, President Barack Obama, MoveOn.org, Equality Maine, and other local, state, and national organizations.
“This campaign has always been about doing things differently. It’s about what we can do when we come together with kindness, compassion, respect, listening, and understanding. It’s about what we can accomplish when we focus on our humanity, not our party,” said Maxmin.
District 88 includes Chelsea, Whitefield, Jefferson, and Nobleboro. Lemelin carried his hometown, Chelsea. Maxmin won all three of the other towns in District 88.