With reports from all of Waldo County received, Democrat Glenn "Chip" Curry has beaten Republican Duncan Milne by around 1,800 votes in the race for Maine Senate District 11.

In an interview with The Republican Journal, Curry said his work as coordinator of student services at University of Maine Augusta's Rockland Center has influenced his desire to run for state Senate. "It's pretty darn hard here in Waldo County," for people like the adult students he advises, and he wants to increase opportunities for county residents, he said.

Curry said the first thing on his priority list if voters send him to Augusta is to "get us through this pandemic." He noted that individuals and small businesses in the county have undergone "tremendous stress," and said it is important to make them whole, as much as possible.

His second priority is to bring the resources of Maine's community college system to Waldo County, perhaps through the Hutchinson Center, to make career education much more accessible.

Retired Marine Col. Milne told us in an interview earlier this year that while he was in the Corps, he at one point led as many as 40,000 Marines and sailors. Working under good military leaders allowed him to learn good leadership skills. Public service is in his DNA, he said, and just because he retired did not mean he stopped wanting to serve.

Here's how the voting is shaping up around the county. This story will be updated as new information is received.