In Maine House District 131, incumbent Republican Sherman "Sherm" Hutchins of Penobscot has retained his seat in a contest with Democratic challenger Veronica Magnan of Stockton Springs.

Prospect and Stockton Springs are the only two Waldo County towns in this district; Dedham Orland, Otis, Penobscot and Verona Island are in Hancock County.

According to the Portland Press Herald, Hutchins won with 59% of the vote to Magnan's 41%, 3,267 to 2,292.

Hutchins told The Republican Journal he wants to continue his work on expanding Maine's workforce to increase its economy. He wants to find a better way to address the coronavirus that does not involve shutting down the state's economy.

Magnan said she hopes to take her experience as a teacher and her previous experience as a state representative to increase support for microbusinesses, enterprises that employ fewer than 10 people, which she said is what her district is predominately composed of.