2018 Maine State Senate election

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Maine State Senate elections, 2018

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All 35 seats in the Maine Senate
18 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Troy Jackson Michael Thibodeau (term-limited)
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat 1st 11th
Last election 17 18
Seats before 17 18
Seats won 21 14
Seat change Increase 4 Decrease 4
Popular vote 347,752 268,735
Percentage 55.86% 43.16%
Swing Increase8.34% Decrease6.01%

Senate President before election

Michael Thibodeau
Republican

Elected Senate President

Troy Jackson
Democratic

The 2018 Maine State Senate elections took place as part of the biennial United States elections. Maine voters will elect state senators in all 35 of the state senate's districts. State senators serve two-year terms in the State Senate.

A primary election on June 12, 2018 determined which candidates appear on the November 6 general election ballot. Primary election results can be obtained from the Maine Secretary of State's website.[1]

Following the 2016 state Senate elections, Republicans maintained effective control of the House with 18 members.

The Maine Secretary of State provides both a detailed description of each Senate seat as well as maps for each district, including this statewide Senate map showing all 35 Senate districts.[2]

To reclaim control of the chamber from Republicans, the Democrats would need to net one Senate seat. In the election, the Democrats gained four seats, claiming the majority.

Summary of Results by State Senate District[3][edit]

State Senate District Incumbent Party Elected Senator Party
1st Troy Jackson Democrat Troy Jackson Democrat
2nd Michael E. Carpenter Democrat Michael E. Carpenter Democrat
3rd Rodney Whittemore Republican Bradlee Farrin Republican
4th Paul Davis Republican Paul Davis Republican
5th James Dill Democrat James Dill Democrat
6th Joyce Maker Republican Marianne Moore Republican
7th Brian Langley Republican Louis Luchini Democrat
8th Kimberley Rosen Republican Kimberley Rosen Republican
9th Geoffrey Gratwick Democrat Geoffrey Gratwick Democrat
10th Andre Cushing III Republican Stacey Guerin Republican
11th Michael Thibodeau Republican Erin Herbig Democrat
12th David Miramant Democrat David Miramant Democrat
13th Dana Dow Republican Dana Dow Republican
14th Shenna Bellows Democrat Shenna Bellows Democrat
15th Roger Katz Republican Matthew Pouliot Republican
16th Scott Cyrway Republican Scott Cyrway Republican
17th Tom Saviello Republican Russell Black Republican
18th Lisa Keim Republican Lisa Keim Republican
19th James Hamper Republican James Hamper Republican
20th Eric Brakey Republican Ned Claxton Democrat
21st Nate Libby Democrat Nate Libby Democrat
22nd Garrett Mason Republican Jeffrey Timberlake Republican
23rd Eloise Vitelli Democrat Eloise Vitelli Democrat
24th Everett "Brownie" Carson Democrat Everett "Brownie" Carson Democrat
25th Cathy Breen Democrat Cathy Breen Democrat
26th Bill Diamond Democrat Bill Diamond Democrat
27th Ben Chipman Democrat Ben Chipman Democrat
28th Mark Dion Democrat Heather Sanborn Democrat
29th Rebecca Millett Democrat Rebecca Millett Democrat
30th Amy Volk Republican Linda Sanborn Democrat
31st Justin Chenette Democrat Justin Chenette Democrat
32nd Susan Deschambault Democrat Susan Deschambault Democrat
33rd David Woodsome Republican David Woodsome Republican
34th Ronald Collins Republican Robert Foley Republican
35th Dawn Hill Democrat Mark Lawrence Democrat


Close Races[edit]

Seats where the margin of victory was under 10%:

  1. State Senate district 16, 0.80%
  2. State Senate district 30, 0.88%
  3. State Senate district 20, 1.32%
  4. State Senate district 2, 1.42%
  5. State Senate district 13, 1.92%
  6. State Senate district 34, 3.36% (Tipping point for supermajority)
  7. State Senate district 17, 9.04%

Detailed Results by Maine State Senate District[4][5][edit]

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35

District 1[edit]

Maine Senate district 1 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Troy Dale Jackson (incumbent) 8,793 60.74%
Republican Michael Nadeau 5,683 39.26%
Total votes 14,476 100.0
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

Maine Senate district 2 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael Carpenter (incumbent) 7,433 50.71%
Republican Karen Ann Reynolds 7,226 49.29%
Total votes 14,659 100.0
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

Maine Senate district 3 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bradlee Farrin 8,876 60.37%
Democratic Jeffrey Johnson 5,827 39.63%
Total votes 14,703 100.0
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

Maine Senate district 4 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Paul T. Davis (incumbent) 9,895 65.94%
Democratic Susan Mackey Andrews 5,112 34.06%
Total votes 15,007 100.0
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

Maine Senate district 5 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Dill (incumbent) 8,789 58.57%
Republican Debbi Perkins 5,855 39.02%
Socialist Maia Dendinger[a] 1,124 7.49%
Total votes 15,768 100.0
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

Maine Senate district 6 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Marianne Moore 8,979 61.33%
Democratic Christina Therrien 5,661 38.67%
Total votes 14,640 100.0
Republican hold

District 7[edit]

Maine Senate district 7 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Louis Luchini 13,363 62.21%
Republican Richard Malaby 7,486 34.85%
Total votes 21,482 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 8[edit]

Maine Senate district 8 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kimberley Rosen (incumbent) 10,521 58.52%
Democratic Beverly Uhlenhake 7,458 41.48%
Total votes 17,978 100.0
Republican hold

District 9[edit]

Maine Senate district 9 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Geoffrey Gratwick (incumbent) 9,203 60.57%
Republican James LaBrecque 5,990 39.43%
Total votes 15,193 100.0
Democratic hold

District 10[edit]

Maine Senate district 10 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Stacey Guerin 10,431 66.16%
Democratic William Lippincott 5,336 33.84%
Total votes 15,767 100.0
Republican hold

District 11[edit]

Maine Senate district 11 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Erin Herbig 11,659 58.99%
Republican Jayne Crosby Giles 8,100 40.98%
Independent Joseph H. Greenier[b] 7 0.03%
Total votes 19,766 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 12[edit]

Maine Senate district 12 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Miramant (incumbent) 12,467 63.42%
Republican Wendy Pelletier 7,192 36.58%
Total votes 19,659 100.0
Democratic hold

District 13[edit]

Maine Senate district 13 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dana Dow (incumbent) 10,266 50.96%
Democratic Laura Fortman 9,881 49.04%
Total votes 20,147 100.0
Republican hold

District 14[edit]

Maine Senate district 14 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Shenna Bellows (incumbent) 10,790 57.89%
Republican Matthew Stone 7,850 42.11%
Total votes 18,640 100.0
Democratic hold

District 15[edit]

Maine Senate district 15 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Matthew Pouliot 9,497 56.89%
Democratic Kellie Julia 7,197 43.11%
Total votes 16,694 100.0
Republican hold

District 16[edit]

Maine Senate district 16 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Cyrway (incumbent) 7,902 50.40%
Democratic Karen Kusiak 7,778 49.60%
Total votes 15,680 100.0
Republican hold

District 17[edit]

Maine Senate district 17 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Russell Black 9,715 54.52%
Democratic Jan Collins 8,105 45.48%
Total votes 17,820 100.0
Republican hold

District 18[edit]

Maine Senate district 18 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lisa Keim (incumbent) 10,966 65.45%
Democratic James Wilfong 5,789 34.55%
Total votes 16,755 100.0
Republican hold

District 19[edit]

Maine Senate district 19 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James Hamper (incumbent) 10,167 58.33%
Democratic Michael McKinney 7,262 41.67%
Total votes 17,429 100.0
Republican hold

District 20[edit]

Maine Senate district 20 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ned Claxton 8,993 50.66%
Republican Ellie Espling 8,758 49.34%
Total votes 17,751 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 21[edit]

Maine Senate district 21 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nate Libby (incumbent) 8,210 60.42%
Republican Nelson Peters, Jr. 5,378 39.58%
Total votes 13,588 100.0
Democratic hold

District 22[edit]

Maine Senate district 22 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeffrey Timberlake 10,572 62.75%
Democratic Lois Kilby-Chesley 6,277 37.25%
Total votes 16,849 100.0
Republican hold

District 23[edit]

Maine Senate district 23 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eloise Vitelli (incumbent) 11,580 57.70%
Republican Richard Donaldson 8,490 43.30%
Total votes 20,070 100.0
Democratic hold

District 24[edit]

Maine Senate district 24 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Everett "Brownie" Carson (incumbent) 15,374 67.76%
Republican Diana Garcia 7,315 32.24%
Total votes 22,689 100.0
Democratic hold

District 25[edit]

Maine Senate district 25 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cathy Breen (incumbent) 15,348 61.90%
Republican Cathleen Nichols 9,448 38.10%
Total votes 24,796 100.0
Democratic hold

District 26[edit]

Maine Senate district 26 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Diamond (incumbent) 14,743 100.0
Total votes 14,743 100.0
Democratic hold

District 27[edit]

Maine Senate district 27 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben Chipman (incumbent) 14,729 74.75%
Independent Crystal Canney[c] 4,975 25.25%
Total votes 19,704 100.0
Democratic hold

District 28[edit]

Maine Senate district 28 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Heather Sanborn 15,940 100.0
Total votes 15,940 100.0
Democratic hold

District 29[edit]

Maine Senate district 29 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rebecca Millett (incumbent) 15,077 74.30%
Republican George Van Syckel 5,215 25.70%
Total votes 20,292 100.0
Democratic hold

District 30[edit]

Maine Senate district 30 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Linda Sanborn 11,170 50.44%
Republican Amy Volk (incumbent) 10,975 49.66%
Total votes 22,145 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 31[edit]

Maine Senate district 31 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Justin Chenette (incumbent) 12,122 66.48%
Republican Stavros Mendros 6,113 33.52%
Total votes 18,235 100.0
Democratic hold

District 32[edit]

Maine Senate district 32 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan Deschambault (incumbent) 10,620 62.63%
Republican Scott Normandeau 6,338 37.37%
Total votes 16,958 100.0
Democratic hold

District 33[edit]

Maine Senate district 33 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Woodsome (incumbent) 9,030 58.91%
Democratic John Tuttle 6,298 41.09%
Total votes 15,328 100.0
Republican hold

District 34[edit]

Maine Senate district 34 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Foley 10,456 51.68%
Democratic Thomas Wright 9,776 48.32%
Total votes 20,232 100.0
Republican hold

District 35[edit]

Maine Senate district 35 General Election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Lawrence 13,408 62.48%
Republican Michael Estes 8,050 37.52%
Total votes 21,458 100.0
Democratic hold
  1. ^ Listed on ballot as "Maine Socialist Party."
  2. ^ Qualified write-in candidate
  3. ^ Listed on ballot as "Unenrolled, Independent."

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tabulations for Elections held June 12, 2018". Maine Secretary of State. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  2. ^ "Electoral Districts Based on the 2010 Census (2011 - 2021)". Maine Secretary of State. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "Maine State Senate elections, 2018". Ballotpedia. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  4. ^ "Maine State Senate elections, 2018". Ballotpedia. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  5. ^ "Election Results". Maine Secretary of State. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai "Official Results - 2018 Maine State Senate elections". December 1, 2018.