Thibodeau wins re-election to Maine State Senate
In the Senate District 23 race, in which every town in Waldo County cast ballots, voters preferred Michael Thibodeau, R-Winterport, over Glenn "Chip" Curry, D-Belfast, by a margin of 10,727 to 9,497.
Thibodeau received more than twice as many votes in his hometown of Winterport as Curry, but Curry had a strong showing in Belfast, where he bested the incumbent by nearly 900 votes. However, Thibodeau was able to secure a victory by carrying 20 of the remaining 24 towns in Waldo County.
Thibodeau has served as the state senator for Senate District 23 for the past two years, and was the state representative for House District 42 for four years. He had elected not to comment on the outcome of the race as of 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Curry serves as president of the board of the Belfast Maskers and as a commissioner with Belfast Parks and Recreation.
"I want to thank all of the volunteers who have served this campaign for the past months," Curry said in a statement on his website. "We have all worked hard to share our message, and I am filled with gratitude for the tremendous support I have experienced. I wish Senator Thibodeau well and congratulate him on a successful campaign."
All election results are unofficial until they have been ratified by the state.