Volk loses Senate 30 seat, other incumbents strong – Keep Me Current

November 8th, 2018 by admin Leave a reply »

In a surprise upset, Democrat Linda Sanborn of Gorham defeated incumbent Senate District 30 Republican Amy Volk by 171 votes Tuesday.

In other races, it was largely a good day to be an incumbent seeking state office in Westbrook, Gorham and Buxton Tuesday night as four other legislative races with incumbents favored those individuals currently holding the seat.

In Westbrook, voters elected Democrat Ann Peoples to House District 35, which covers the section of the city north of the Presumpscot River.


Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, easily won re-election in District 25, which includes Falmouth, Cumberland, Yarmouth, Chebeague, Long Island, Gray and part of Westbrook, where she captured close to 61 percent of the vote.

Breen defeated her Republican rival, Cathy Nichols, 15,152 to 9,442.

Breen said she’s “really grateful to the voters and appreciate their faith in me. It’s a great privilege to represent this district.”


Sen. Heather Sanborn, D-Portland, was uncontested in Senate District 28, which represents Westbrook and part of Portland. This will be Sanborn’s first term in the Maine State Senate, although she has served two terms as a representative of House District 43 (Falmouth and part of Portland).


By 171 votes, Democrat Linda Sanborn of Gorham defeated Republican incumbent Amy Volk in Senate District 30. The district includes Gorham, part of Buxton and part of Scarborough.

The final tally was 11,128 to 10,957.

In Gorham, Sanborn led Volk 4,770 to 4,040. Volk led Sanborn 1,928

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