CAPE ELIZABETH — Democratic incumbent Rep. Cynthia Dill beat Republican challenger Eric Lusk on Tuesday, 2,652 to 1,892, to retain the House District 121 seat.
Dill, 45, of Shore Road, is a civil rights lawyer and adjunct instructor at Southern Maine Community College. This will be her third term in the Legislature.
“I am grateful to be going back, but there will be many changes facing us in the next two years,” Dill said. “As a Democrat, I will be in the minority, which will be new. All the committee chairs will be different, there is a new (attorney general), a new secretary of state, a new governor and a new treasurer.”
Dill said as a moderate, she has a good working relationship with many Republican representatives. The issues she feels strongly about – broadband access, lowering taxes and protecting and reforming education – are bipartisan issues, she said.
Dill said the election results may prompt the Maine Democratic Party to reflect on its choices in the future, especially in the campaign for governor.
“Maybe we need to figure out how to do things better,” she said.
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This story was updated on Wednesday, Nov. 3.