Democrats easily win house seats in Brunswick

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BRUNSWICK — Two Democratic candidates have won election to Maine House Districts 49 and 50 in landslide victories.

Matthea “Mattie” Daughtry, one of the youngest legislators in the state, easily won her bid for a second term in the State House representing District 49 carrying 66 percent of the vote. She outpolled her Republican challenger Michael Stevens 3,140 to 1,596.

District 49 covers West Brunswick, including most of Brunswick’s downtown.

In District 50, Ralph Tucker  won his contest against Republican Mark Holbrook, 2,757 to 1,212 votes, securing almost 70 percent of the total. District 50 covers most of East Brunswick, including Cook’s Corner and Brunswick Landing.

This is Tucker’s first run for the legislature. He will replace Democrat Charlie Priest, who is term-limited.

Speaking shortly after results were announced, Tucker said he was “relieved” by the outcome.

“I thank the people in Brunswick for putting up with me, both in the primary and in the general election,” Tucker said. “I hope I can do a good job for them.”