By Hadley Barndollar firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at 2:00 AM
Democrat Michele Meyer won the race for Maine’s House District 2 seat Tuesday.
House District 2 represents Eliot, part of Kittery and part of South Berwick. Meyer won all three. Her opponent was Republican Dan Ammons, an airline pilot and retired Navy captain.
Meyer, 59, won Eliot 2,289 to 1,401, South Berwick 485 to 270, and Kittery 256 to 183.
Meyer has been an Eliot resident for 25 years, and spent her career as a registered nurse. She and her husband also operate a small organic farm. She is a founding member of a citizens watchdog group and former chairwoman of the Eliot Democratic Committee.
“I’m humbled and honored to have won my race for the Maine House,” Meyer said. “I’ll work hard to positively impact the lives of the good people of District 2 and thank each and every voter for the privilege of serving my community in Augusta.”
She touted herself as a candidate focused on healthy communities, funding education, workforce solutions and women’s security. She wants increased gun control measures, such as red flag laws, she said, but grew up in a household where guns were respected and a part of daily life. Meyer supports Medicaid expansion, and responsible zoning and restrictions for retail marijuana operations.
As she greeted voters at the polls Tuesday, Meyer noted she’d seen a huge turnout of women voters over the course of the day.
The House District 2 seat was vacated by Democrat Mark Lawrence, as he decided to run for the Senate District 35 seat.