WINTERPORT — Republican Reagan Paul scored a victory Nov. 11 over her Democratic opponent Margaret English-Flanagan in the House District 37 race.

Paul received 2,619 votes or 52.3 of the ballots cast to English-Flanagan’s 2,384, which constituted 47.7% of the ballots cast.

The district includes eastern Frankfort, Prospect, Searsport, Stockton Springs and Winterport. Paul carried all of the communities with the exception of Searsport.

Paul, 23, a relative newcomer to politics, is self-employed as a partner in a telecommunications consulting company. Paul told The Republican Journal in a prior statement that she is running “to bring truth, common sense, justice, integrity, economic recovery and liberty back to the state of Maine.”

Paul further stated that her campaign was focused on what she saw as the biggest issue facing residents in Maine, namely that the state is becoming increasingly unaffordable for residents.

In an earlier interview Paul said she also believed more issues needed to be handled at the local level.

English-Flanagan is in her second term as a town councilor in Winterport. In a statement to The Republican Journal, English-Flanagan said she wanted to keep Maine a state where workers can organize and use collective bargaining to gain pay equity, fair work rules and job security. She also referenced affordable housing, reproductive freedom and green energy as other important issues.