On Tuesday, November 6, Maine voters went to the polls to vote on a number of offices, including one U.S. Senate seat, two races for Congress, Governor and all 186 seats of the Maine Legislature. The turnout, which was higher than usual, resulted in some very tight races – with some results still pending.
Your League has been monitoring all of the races and has assembled a list of winners for state and federal offices. To view these results and see how our League-endorsed candidates and credit union volunteers performed, click here.
In an election of firsts, Janet Mills (D) secured her spot in Maine history. She will serve as the state’s first female Governor. The Maine Credit Union League would like to extend our congratulations to Governor-elect Mills. We know she will work hard to address Maine’s most pressing policy issues, just as she has done as the Attorney General.
In another first, Maine’s new ranked-choice voting system will determine who will represent Maine’s second congressional district in Washington. Incumbent Congressman Bruce Poliquin (R) holds a slight lead over challenger Jared Golden (D). But since neither candidate secured 50% of the vote, voter’s second and third choices will be tallied. Maine’s Secretary of State’s Office will oversee this process, which is set to begin on Friday, November 9. The winner will likely be announced next week.
The Maine Credit Union League would like to congratulate all of the winners. As we prepare for new legislative sessions in Augusta and in Congress, the League will work hard to ensure our policy agenda continues to move forward at all levels of government.