Gillway's opponents in the November 2 general election were Democratic candidate Joseph Brooks and Republican candidate Peter Rioux. According to unofficial results, Rioux defeated Brooks and Cole in the November 2 general election.  Republican incumbent Michael Thibodeau did not run for re-election, although he was eligible to do so under Maine's term limits.
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