SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — Democrat Tiffany Roberts-Lovell won out over Republican Manley Gove to capture the state’s House of Representatives District 6 seat on Tuesday.
In South Berwick, Roberts-Lovell garnered 1,594 votes to Gove’s 968 votes. In the North Berwick section of the district, the numbers were tighter with 787 votes for Roberts-Lovell and 760 for Gove. In total, Roberts-Lovell had 2,381 votes to Gove’s 1,728.
In learning she had won District 6, Roberts-Lovell voiced determination to represent the interests of all voters.
“I am incredibly honored by the trust that the voters have placed in me, and I will work as hard as I can to be responsive to the concerns of all voters in my district, whether they voted for me or not,” she said. “I ran because Augusta needs more problem solvers. I can’t wait to get to work to put those skills to use on behalf of families in the Berwicks.
“I’d also like to thank Manley Gove for running a respectful campaign. I wish him and his family well.”
While not on the ballot, there were voters who said they were casting their ballots against President Donald Trump.
“I voted for all of the Democratic candidates because I don’t believe in Donald Trump,” stated Cheryl Clouth. “I want our country to be a country again.”
Several voters voiced support for both gubernatorial candidate Janet Mills and the Democrats, in general.
“I’ve done research and Janet Mills is the most qualified candidate” for governor, stated first time voter Carolyn Hoerth, age 18. “We’ve had LePage for the last eight years and it’s time for a change.”
Also receiving favorable ratings among a number of voters was Angus King, the former Maine governor who was seeking a second term as U.S. Senator as an independent.
“He is the best person on the ballot anywhere — he is a great guy and senator,” Rosemany Loffredo said.