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2016 elections
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    November 9, 2016

    Longley wins fourth term as Waldo County probate judge

    Waldo County Probate Judge Susan Longley prevailed over challenger Susan Thiem by a countywide tally of 13,690 to 7,894. Longley could not immediately be reached for comment Nov. 9. In a previous interview with The Republican Journal, the three-term judge said she has tried to change things she believes could work better, steering the court away from traditional legal procedures and embracing a hands-on approach ...

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    November 9, 2016

    Herbig will serve fourth term as representative

    Rep. Erin Herbig, D-Belfast, defeated challenger Blaine Richardson in a bid to represent House District 97 and will begin her fourth term representing Belfast, Northport and Waldo. "Thank you to the voters of Belfast, Northport and Waldo for electing me as your state representative for a fourth term. A special thank you to my amazing family, friends and volunteers for your support over the years; I could not have ...

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    November 9, 2016

    Ward prevails in House of Representatives District 131

    Rep. Karl Ward, R-Dedham, won a decisive victory Nov. 8, returning him to the Maine House to represent District 131 constituents living in Dedham, Orland, Otis, Penobscot, Prospect, Stockton Springs and Verona Island. In unofficial results reported to Portland Press Herald, Ward polled 3,688 votes overall to 1,685 for his challenger, Democrat Dorothy Caldwell of Penobscot. This will be his second term serving in ...

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    November 9, 2016

    Poliquin to keep 2nd District seat

    Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin will retain his position in Congress. He was challenged by Democrat Emily Cain and declared write-in candidate Jay Dresser of Bangor, an Independent. With 90 percent of precincts reporting to Portland Press Herald, Poliquin edged out Cain for the win with 55 percent of the vote. Waldo County followed the rest of the district in supporting Poliquin and the results received for ...

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    November 9, 2016

    Thibodeau edges Fulford in Senate rematch

    Incumbent Republican Sen. Michael Thibodeau, R-Winterport, won re-election in a close battle. Thibodeau beat out Jonathan Fulford, D-Monroe, by a vote of 11,895 to 11,030, a margin of 865 votes. Two years ago, with a smaller voter turnout, Fulford lost his bid to unseat Thibodeau by less than 150 votes. "I want to thank Jonathan Fulford for calling to congratulate me on my win. I am so pleased to have so many ...

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    November 9, 2016

    Zeigler wins District 96 seat

    Stanley Paige Zeigler, D-Montville, defeated former state Rep. Ryan Harmon, R-Palermo, in a hotly contested race for District 96 seat. Zeigler won the seat by a vote of 2,866 to 2,487, according to unofficial tallies. House of Representatives District 96 includes the towns of Belmont, Liberty, Lincolnville, Montville, Morrill, Palermo and Searsmont. The seat is being vacated by Rep. Christine Burstein, D-Lincolnvi...

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    November 9, 2016

    Western Waldo County Rep. Kinney carries on, one term wiser

    Rep. MaryAnne Kinney, R-Knox, will continue to represent House District 99 in her second term, after holding off challenger April Turner, D-Freedom, by a vote of 2,794 to 2,117. The nine-town legislative district includes Brooks, Burnham, Freedom, Jackson, Knox, Monroe, Thorndike, Troy and Unity. Kinney was elected to the seat in 2014 over incumbent Brian Jones of Freedom. Speaking Nov. 15, Kinney said she was ...

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    November 9, 2016

    Gillway re-elected, will continue to serve District 98

    Rep. James Gillway, R-Searsport, defeated challenger Scott Cuddy of Winterport to retain his seat in the Maine House of Representatives. His district includes the towns of Frankfort, Searsport, Swanville and Winterport. Gillway previously said as a police officer, he has a passion for the law. He said he believes in good legislation that is rooted in common sense. Gillway previously served on the Transportation ...

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    November 9, 2016

    Voting results: State referendum questions 1 to 5, bond question

    All Maine voters were asked the same referendum questions and offered opinions on a $100 million bond. The questions are as follows, with results from Waldo County towns updated as they become available election night: Question 1: Do you want to allow the possession and use of marijuana under state law by persons who are at least 21 years of age, and allow the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing, and ...

  • Published
    November 8, 2016

    Election 2016: Polling sites and local questions

    U.S. government from top to bottom. That's the slate for the 2016 general election Tuesday, Nov. 8. In addition to president and other federal offices, Waldo County voters will be asked to pick a state senator for their county and a representative to the Legislature for their district, and to vote on six state ballot questions. Several towns will have local questions on the ballot, in addition to voting on ...

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