PALERMO — Republican town resident Katrina Smith won a three-way race in House District 62 Tuesday against Democrat and fellow Palermo resident Pam Swift and independent candidate Lindsey Harwath of China.

Smith earned 2,667 votes for 58% of the total ballots cast, while Swift received 1,510 votes for 33% of the total ballots. Harwath received 437 votes for 9% of the total tally.

In Palermo, Smith received 501 votes, Swift 341 and Harwath 34. The district also includes the towns of Somerville, Windsor and China.

Smith is a Realtor and small business owner who has served as chair of the Waldo County Republican Party. In a previous statement to The Republican Journal, Smith said she was seeking the seat “to be a voice for the people of Maine who feel their future (and the future of their children) is limited because of government overreach, a struggling economy and a lack of voices representing the values they hold dear.”

Swift, a physician who serves on the Select Board in Palermo, said she entered the race because she learned no Democrats were running in newly formed District 62 and she could not let that go unchallenged.

Harwath, a farmer, said she ran to give voters a choice outside the two “corporate” parties.