Janet Mills, Democrat, elected Governor of Maine

Nov. 8, 2018: Janet Mills, Democrat, was elected as the Governor of Maine on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Mills is Maine’s first woman to be the state’s Governor. With 245 out of 574 precincts reporting at 7 a.m. yesterday, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, Mills had 50 percent of the votes cast to Republican Shawn Moody’s 43 percent. Independent candidate Terry Hayes, who conceded early in the evening, was drawing about 6 percent of the votes cast. The returns, which came in slowly after a day with larger-than-expected turnout, represent 74 percent of the total vote. Mills said Moody, 59, called her to concede and she thanked him “for running an honorable and respectful campaign.” Mills succeeds Paul LePage, Republican. Mills, 70, has worked for eight years as the Maine Attorney General, Mills previously worked as a Prosecutor in western Maine. Moody, of Gorham, started Moody's Collision Centers, an auto body repair chain, decades ago, and the company now employs about two-hundred people in eleven locations.

Attribution: The Portland Press-Herald

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