Innes defeats Weinstein in House District 107

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YARMOUTH — Incumbent Rep. Melissa Walsh Innes, D-Yarmouth, defeated Republican Jeffrey Weinstein and will serve a second term in House District 107.

She received 2,552 votes to Weinstein’s 1,876. There were 4,551 ballots cast in Yarmouth, a 61 percent voter turnout.

Innes, 39, of East Elm Street, is married and has three children. She grew up in Pownal and attended Greely High School before earning a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Southern Maine.

“I am very happy that that Yarmouth still wants me to be their representative,” she said Tuesday night. “There seems to have been an anti-incumbent sentiment to this election and I am happy to represent all the people of Yarmouth once again.”

Innes is a special education technician at Harrison Middle School and was the past chairwoman of the Yarmouth Energy Savers Committee and the First Universalist Faith in Action Committee.

She serves on the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Natural Resources.

She said she looks forward to continued policy work and helping residents with important issues like taxes and the Department of Health and Human Services. She said the next two years in the Legislature will be very different and “everyone is going to have to work even harder than before.”

“Now that I know what I am doing, I want to reach out more, encourage residents to contact me with questions and concerns,” she said. “I will work even harder to be more visible and make sure people know how to contact me.”

Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or aanderson@theforecaster.net

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