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Saxton takes House District 64 from incumbent Olsen

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Saxton takes House District 64 from incumbent Olsen

HARPSWELL — Democratic candidate Jeremy Saxton defeated incumbent Rep. Kimberly Olsen, R-Phippsburg, for state House District 64, in a 2,954 to 2,547 vote.

The vote totals are based on preliminary numbers from Harpswell, Phippsburg and West Bath.

This is the first year Saxton has sought public office, and he said he ran because he wanted to see his community grow and prosper.

Saxton has been known for helping start local businesses, and he currently works at Dolphin Restaurant and Marina in Harpswell with his family. Saxton's wife Amy currently serves in the State House Democratic Office as an assistant for research, press and constituent issues.

Olsen became elected to House District 64 in 2010 after the original Republican candidate withdrew after the Republican primary. She said in September that she was seeking re-election because the community made a commitment to her when they voted for her two years ago.

She runs a homebuilding business with her husband.

Dylan Martin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or dmartin@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @DylanLJMartin.