Moody concedes

Mills becomes first woman elected governor of Maine

Nov 07, 2018
Photo by: Ethan Andrews Governor-elect Janet Mills poses with former Belfast Mayor Walter Ash during a visit to Belfast in October.

Janet Mills will become the first woman governor of Maine, according to statewide media reports.

The governor's race was among three candidates: Independent Terry Hayes, Democrat Mills and Republican Shawn Moody.

Independent Alan Caron dropped out of the race at the end of October; at that time, he endorsed Mills. Votes cast for Caron in Waldo County are included in the chart below.

Portland Press Herald has called the race for Mills. Waldo County results received by 1:20 a.m. showed Mills as the winner here as well, though a few towns have not yet reported results.

The statewide winner is the candidate who receives the majority of votes, as this race does not use ranked-choice voting.

The chart below shows how Waldo County voted:


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