June 18, 2014
CONTACT: Matt Dunlap (207) 626-8400

Secretary of State Matt Dunlap Announces Results of Democratic Primary Contest Recount in House District 50, part of Brunswick

AUGUSTA, Maine—Today’s recount for the Democratic primary contest between Jacqueline A. Sartoris and Ralph L. Tucker for the nomination to appear on the November general election ballot for the office of State Representative in House District 50, representing part of Brunswick, was concluded at the Department of Public Safety headquarters in Augusta. Ralph Tucker was declared the winner after the recount.

At the conclusion of the June 10th primary election, Tucker led with 442 votes to 432 votes for Sartoris. Those numbers did not change and were affirmed in the recount.

Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap praised both candidates for their commitment to the process, and thanked Brunswick town clerk Fran Smith and her staff for an expertly-run election. “Both candidates were gratified by the process and the expertise of state elections officials, and given the clear due diligence shown by Brunswick town election officials, the recount was very smooth with no surprises,” said Dunlap.