BELFAST — With all towns reporting as of Wednesday morning, incumbent Democrat Glenn “Chip” Curry of Belfast has won reelection to the Maine Senate representing District 11, which encompasses all of Waldo County.

Curry garnered 11,478, or 55.2% of votes cast, to 9,308, or 44.8%, for his Republican challenger, Rep. MaryAnne Kinney of Knox. Kinney is wrapping up her final term in the Maine House, which limits terms to four consecutive sessions.

Kinney carried 15 of Waldo County’s 26 municipalities: Belmont, Brooks, Burnham, Frankfort, Jackson, Morrill, Palermo, Prospect, Swanville, Thorndike, Troy, Unity, Waldo, Winterport and her hometown of Knox, where she and husband Lee own and operate a maple syrup production and confection business.

Curry carried Belfast, his hometown, with 2,628 votes to 887 for Kinney.

Although results from Knox, Thorndike and Winterport were still outstanding in the early morning hours Nov. 9, the margin was sufficiently wide, thanks to heavily Democratic Belfast, that the Maine Senate Democratic Office announced at 1:41 a.m. that Curry had won a second term.

Quoted in the Senate Democrats’ press release, Curry said: “Over the course of this campaign, I was reminded over and over again that the best ideas don’t come from Washington D.C. or even Augusta. More often than not, they come from kitchen tables, front porches and town halls right here in Waldo County. So tonight, I’m especially grateful to the voters of Waldo County for giving me the opportunity to finish what we started in the Maine Senate and put your ideas to work.”

Over the past two years, Curry has introduced new laws to create grant programs for rural EMS departments, cut bureaucratic red tape for heating assistance and make it easier for veterans and their spouses to transition into Maine’s workforce. He has also challenged the state’s conduct in cases of child abuse and related deaths.