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Maine House District 65: Kent defeats Warnke for 3rd term

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Maine House District 65: Kent defeats Warnke for 3rd term

WOOLWICH — Rep. Peter Kent, D-Woolwich, defeated fellow Republican Jason Warnke, also of Woolwich, 2,972 to 1,880 to secure a third term representing House District 65.

The district includes parts of Bath, Brunswick, Topsham, West Bath and Woolwich.

"I'm feeling great," Kent said on Wednesday. I'm just very, very pleased with the support from ... the voters. I like to think of it as a signal that people appreciate ... the work that I'm doing, and I will do the best I can to continue that work."

The Montsweag Road resident is a furniture maker and contractor. Before his election in 2008 he created public art for the state.

Warnke, a U.S. Navy reservist who lives on Hedge Bridge Road, had no prior political experience.