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Maine State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Maine State Senate. For results in individual contests see our Maine State Senate elections, 2010 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

Maine State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 20 14
     Republican Party 15 20
     Independent 0 1
Total 35 35


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • There were 25 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 4 incumbents lost, and thus 21 incumbents were re-elected to the Maine State Senate.
  • 1 Republican incumbents lost in the general election, while 3 Democratic incumbents lost.
  • There will be 14 new senators sworn-in. Of those 13, 2 are Democrats, 11 are Republicans, and 1 is an independent.
  • Of the 35 seats up for election, 14 were won by Democrats, 20 by Republicans, and 1 by an independent.
  • 2 candidates were unopposed, 1 Democrat and 1 Republicans.
  • Only 5 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 1,167 state senate seats up for election in 2010, incumbents ran for 894 (76.6%) of them. Of these 894, 94 lost their re-election bids, 89 Democrats and 5 Republicans. In Maine, 10 incumbent senators did not run for re-election on the November 2 ballot, while 25 incumbents (71.4%) ran for re-election. Of these 25 incumbents, 4 were defeated. Of those 4, 3 were Democrats and 1 was a Republican.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

The following is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:

CandidatePartyDistrict
Deborah SimpsonDemocraticMaine Senate District 15
Gerald DavisRepublicanMaine Senate District 11
John NuttingDemocraticMaine Senate District 17
Joseph PerryDemocraticMaine Senate District 32

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:

CandidatePartyDistrict
Garrett Mason
Lois Snowe Mello
Nichi Farnham
Richard Woodbury

New State Senators and General Election Winners

388 new senators were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 388, 278 were Republicans and 110 were Democrats. In Maine, 14 new senators will be sworn-in. Of those 14, 2 are Democrats, 11 are Republicans, and 1 is an Independent. In the 10 open seat contests, Republicans won 8 and Democrats 2. In total, Maine elected 35 senators, 20 Republicans, 14 Democrats, and 1 independent.

Newly elected senators

The following are the newly-elected members of the Maine State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Other

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Maine State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Other

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 1,167 state senate seats were up for election in 2010. 1,143 of those seats were partisan seats (24 seats were up for election in Nebraska's nonpartisan unicameral legislature). In 320 (28.0%) of these state senate contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Maine, 1 candidates (2.86% of seats) faced no major party opposition.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Republican

Ballot Access

Across the nation, 140 independent or third party candidates ran for state senate. In Maine, 5 (7.0%) of the 71 senate candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate. One of those candidates, Richard Woodbury, won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010:

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Maine State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Maine House of Representatives. For results in individual contests, see our Maine House of Representatives elections, 2010. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

Maine House of Representatives
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 94 72
     Republican Party 55 78
     Independent 1 1
     Non-voting 2 2
     Vacancy 1 -
Total 153 153


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview:

  • There were 113 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 17 incumbents lost, and thus 96 incumbents were re-elected to the Maine House of Representatives.
  • No Republican incumbents lost in the general election, while 17 incumbent Democratic incumbent lost.
  • There will be 53 new representatives sworn-in. Of those 53, 14 are Democrats and 39 are Republicans
  • Of the 151 seats up for election, 52 were won by Democrats, 67 by Republicans, and 1 by an Independent.
  • 44 candidates were unopposed, 13 Democrats and 31 Republicans.
  • Only 5 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 4,958 state house seats up for election, incumbents ran in the general election for 4,091 (79.5%) of them. Of these 4,091 incumbents, 413 lost their re-election bids, 403 Democrats and 10 Republicans. In Maine, 114 (75.50%) incumbents ran for re-election. Of these 114, 16 incumbent representatives were defeated. All 16 incumbents were Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

  1. Adam Goode
  2. Alan Casavant
  3. Alexander Cornell du Houx
  4. Andre Cushing, III
  5. Andrea Boland
  6. Andrew O'Brien
  7. Ann Peoples
  8. Anna Blodgett
  9. Anne Haskell
  10. Benjamin Pratt
  11. Bernard Ayotte
  12. Brian Bolduc
  13. Bruce Bickford
  14. Bryan Kaenrath
  15. Charles Kruger
  16. Charles Priest
  17. Charles Theriault
  18. Cynthia Dill
  19. Dale Crafts
  20. David C. Burns
  21. David Richardson (Maine)
  22. David Van Wie
  23. David Webster
  24. Dean Cray
  25. Diane Russell
  26. Dianne Tilton
  27. Donald Pilon
  28. Edward Legg
  29. Edward Mazurek
  30. Elizabeth Miller
  31. Elspeth Flemings
  32. Emily Ann Cain
  33. Everett McLeod, Sr.
  34. Gary Connor
  35. Gary Plummer
  36. George Hogan
  37. H. David Cotta
  38. Helen Rankin
  39. Henry Beck
  40. Herbert Clark
  41. Howard McFadden
  42. James Hamper
  43. James Martin, Maine Representative
  44. Jane Eberle
  45. Jane Knapp
  46. Jarrod Crockett
  47. Jeffery Gifford
  48. Jeffrey McCabe
  49. Joan Nass
  50. Joan Welsh
  51. John L. Martin
  52. John Tuttle, Jr.
  53. Jon Hinck
  54. Jonathan McKane
  55. Joseph Wagner, Maine Representative
  56. Kathleen Chase
  57. Kerri Prescott
  58. Kimberley Rosen
  59. L. Gary Knight
  60. Lance Harvell
  61. Lawrence Sirois
  62. Leslie Fossel
  63. Linda Sanborn
  64. Linda Valentino
  65. Margaret Rotundo
  66. Mark Bryant
  67. Mark Eves
  68. Mary Nelson (Maine)
  69. Matthew Peterson
  70. Melissa Innes
  71. Meredith Strang Burgess
  72. Michael Beaulieu
  73. Michael Carey
  74. Michael Celli
  75. Michael Shaw (Maine)
  76. Michel Lajoie
  77. Patricia Jones, Maine Representative
  78. Patrick Flood
  79. Paul Davis, Sr.
  80. Paul Gilbert
  81. Paulette Beaudoin
  82. Peter Edgecomb
  83. Peter Johnson
  84. Peter Kent
  85. Peter Stuckey
  86. Philip Curtis
  87. Ralph Sarty, Jr.
  88. Richard Cebra
  89. Richard Cleary
  90. Richard Wagner
  91. Robert Duchesne
  92. Robert Eaton
  93. Robert Hunt
  94. Robert Nutting
  95. Sara Stevens
  96. Sean Flaherty
  97. Seth Berry
  98. Sharon Treat
  99. Sheryl Briggs
  100. Stacey Fitts
  101. Stacy Dostie
  102. Stephen Hanley
  103. Stephen Lovejoy
  104. Steven Butterfield, II
  105. Teresea Hayes
  106. Terry Morrison
  107. Thomas Wright
  108. Timothy Driscoll
  109. Tyler Clark
  110. Veronica Magnan
  111. W. Bruce MacDonald
  112. Wesley Richardson
  113. Windol Weaver

Incumbents defeated

The following is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:

CandidatePartyDistrict
Benjamin Pratt
David Van WieDemocraticMaine House of Representatives District 105
Edward Legg
Elizabeth Miller
Gary Connor
James Martin, Maine RepresentativeDemocraticMaine House of Representatives District 18
Joseph Wagner, Maine Representative
Lawrence Sirois
Patricia Jones, Maine RepresentativeDemocraticMaine House of Representatives District 83
Richard ClearyDemocraticMaine House of Representatives District 8
Robert EatonDemocraticMaine House of Representatives District 34
Sean FlahertyDemocraticMaine House of Representatives District 127
Stacy Dostie
Steven Butterfield, IIDemocraticMaine House of Representatives District 16
Thomas Wright
Veronica Magnan

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:

CandidatePartyDistrict
Aaron Libby
Amy Volk
Beth O'Connor
David Johnson (Maine Politician)
David R. Burns, Maine State Representative
Deborah Sanderson
Dennis Keschl
Douglas Damon
Eleanor Espling
James Gillway
James Parker
Jeffrey Timberlake
Joyce Ann Fitzpatrick
Paul Bennett
Richard Malaby
Stephen Wood
Wayne Parry

New Representatives and General Election Winners

1,345 new representatives were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 1,345, 988 were Republicans and 357 were Democrats. In Maine, 53 new representatives will be sworn-in. Of those 53, 14 are Democrats, 38 are Republicans, and 1 is independent. In the 35 open seat contests, Republicans won 21 and Democrats 14. In total, Maine elected 151 representatives, 78 Republicans, 72 Democrats, and 1 independent.

Newly elected representatives

The following are the newly-elected members of the Maine House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Other

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Maine State Senate:

Democratic

  1. Adam Goode
  2. Alan Casavant
  3. Alexander Cornell du Houx
  4. Andrea Boland
  5. Andrew O'Brien
  6. Ann Peoples
  7. Anna Blodgett
  8. Anne Graham
  9. Anne Haskell
  10. Brian Bolduc
  11. Bryan Kaenrath
  12. Charles Kruger
  13. Charles Priest
  14. Charles Theriault
  15. Cynthia Dill
  16. David Webster
  17. Denise Harlow
  18. Devin Beliveau
  19. Diane Russell
  20. Donald Pilon
  21. Edward Mazurek
  22. Elspeth Flemings
  23. Emily Ann Cain
  24. Erin Herbig
  25. George Hogan
  26. Helen Rankin
  27. Henry Beck
  28. Herbert Clark
  29. James Dill
  30. Jane Eberle
  31. Jeffrey McCabe
  32. Joan Welsh
  33. John L. Martin
  34. John Tuttle, Jr.
  35. Jon Hinck
  36. Linda Sanborn
  37. Linda Valentino
  38. Louis Luchini
  39. Maeghan Maloney
  40. Margaret Rotundo
  41. Mark Bryant
  42. Mark Dion
  43. Mark Eves
  44. Mary Nelson (Maine)
  45. Matthew Peterson
  46. Megan Rochelo
  47. Melissa Innes
  48. Michael Carey
  49. Michael Clarke
  50. Michael Shaw (Maine)
  51. Michel Lajoie
  52. Paul Gilbert
  53. Paulette Beaudoin
  54. Peter Kent
  55. Peter Stuckey
  56. Ralph Chapman
  57. Richard Wagner
  58. Robert Duchesne
  59. Robert Hunt
  60. Roberta Beavers
  61. Sara Stevens
  62. Seth Berry
  63. Sharon Treat
  64. Sheryl Briggs
  65. Stephen Hanley
  66. Stephen Lovejoy
  67. Teresea Hayes
  68. Terry Morrison
  69. Thomas Longstaff
  70. Timothy Driscoll
  71. W. Bruce MacDonald
  72. Walter Kumiega

Republican

  1. Aaron Libby
  2. Alexander Willette
  3. Amy Volk
  4. Andre Cushing, III
  5. Bernard Ayotte
  6. Beth O'Connor
  7. Bradley Moulton
  8. Bruce Bickford
  9. Dale Crafts
  10. Dana Dow
  11. David C. Burns
  12. David Johnson (Maine Politician)
  13. David R. Burns, Maine State Representative
  14. David Richardson (Maine)
  15. Dean Cray
  16. Deborah Sanderson
  17. Dennis Keschl
  18. Dianne Tilton
  19. Douglas Damon
  20. Eleanor Espling
  21. Everett McLeod, Sr.
  22. Frederick Wintle
  23. Gary Plummer
  24. H. David Cotta
  25. Heather Sirocki
  26. Howard McFadden
  27. James Gillway
  28. James Hamper
  29. James Parker
  30. Jane Knapp
  31. Jarrod Crockett
  32. Jeffery Gifford
  33. Jeffrey Timberlake
  34. Joan Nass
  35. John Picchiotti
  36. Jonathan McKane
  37. Joyce Ann Fitzpatrick
  38. Joyce Maker
  39. Karen Foster
  40. Kathleen Chase
  41. Kenneth Fredette
  42. Kerri Prescott
  43. Kimberley Rosen
  44. Kimberly Olsen
  45. L. Gary Knight
  46. Lance Harvell
  47. Larry Dunphy
  48. Leslie Fossel
  49. Melvin Newendyke
  50. Meredith Strang Burgess
  51. Michael Beaulieu
  52. Michael Celli
  53. Michael McClellan
  54. Patrick Flood
  55. Paul Bennett
  56. Paul Davis, Sr.
  57. Paul Waterhouse
  58. Peter Edgecomb
  59. Peter Johnson
  60. Peter Rioux
  61. Philip Curtis
  62. R. Ryan Harmon
  63. Ralph Sarty, Jr.
  64. Richard Cebra
  65. Richard Malaby
  66. Ricky Long
  67. Robert Nutting
  68. Russell Black
  69. Stacey Fitts
  70. Stacey Guerin
  71. Stephen Wood
  72. Susan Morissette
  73. Tom Winsor
  74. Tyler Clark
  75. Wayne Parry
  76. Wesley Richardson
  77. Windol Weaver

Other

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 4,958 state house seats were up for election in 2010. In 1,680 (33.9%) of these state house contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Maine, 3 candidates (1.99% of all seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 3, 1 was a Democrat and 2 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

In Maine, 16 house candidates ran as independent or third party candidates. One candidate, Benjamin Chipman (I), won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010: