Hubbell wins District 135 race



Brian Hubbell

Brian Hubbell

BAR HARBOR — Incumbent Brian Hubbell of Bar Harbor won the District 135 Maine House race here Tuesday, beating Republican challenger Maurice “Joe” Marshall, 59, of Lamoine by a total of 3,067 to 1,485.

“I am deeply grateful for the confidence that this district’s voters have extended to me,” Hubbell said Tuesday evening. “I look forward to rolling up my sleeves to work towards collaborative solutions to the challenges that lie ahead.”

Marshall congratulated Hubbell on the win. “I am proud of the positive nature that marked both our campaigns,” he said.

“I thank all of my hard-working supporters and hope that Representative Hubbell will work in Augusta for lower taxes, lower energy costs and foster job creation so that state government will help and not hinder the working families of Bar Harbor, Lamoine and Mount Desert.”

Hubbell, 58, a former school board member in Bar Harbor, won a majority in two of the three towns in the district that includes Bar Harbor, Mount Desert and Lamoine.

This was the first election since a statewide redistricting. Formerly, the district included Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor and part of Mount Desert.

In Bar Harbor, Hubbell got 1,885 votes to 612 for Marshall, a native of Southwest Harbor and a 1973 graduate of Mount Desert Island High School who holds a degree in theatre from Denison University in Granville, Ohio.

Marshall, who is the editorial cartoonist for the Islander, also works in the front of the house at the Reading Room Restaurant at the Bar Harbor Inn.

The total in Mount Desert was 789 for Hubbell and 370 for Marshall.

In Lamoine, the total was Hubbell 393 and 503 for Marshall, who was elected to run by Republicans in June after a previous candidate dropped out.

Final results in all races must be certified by the Secretary of State to be official.

BAR HARBOR — Incumbent Brian Hubbell of Bar Harbor won the District 135 Maine House race here Tuesday, beating Republican challenger Maurice “Joe” Marshall, 59, of Lamoine by a total of 3,067 to 1,485.

Hubbell, 58, a former school board member in Bar Harbor, won a majority in all three towns in the district that includes Bar Harbor, Mount Desert and Lamoine.

This was the first election since a statewide redistricting. Formerly the district included Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, and part of Mount Desert.

In Bar Harbor, Hubbell got 1,885 votes to 612 for Marshall a native of Southwest Harbor, and a 1973 graduate of Mount Desert Island High School, who holds a degree in Theatre from Denison University in Granville, Ohio.

Marshall, who is the editorial cartoonist for the Islander, also works in the front of the house at the Reading Room Restaurant at the Bar Harbor Inn.

The total in Mount Desert was 789 for Hubbell and 370 for Marshall.

In Lamoine the total was Hubbell 393 and 503 for Marshall who was elected to run by Republicans in June after a previous candidate dropped out.

Final results in all races must be certified by the Secretary of State to be official.

Earl Brechlin

Earl Brechlin

Editor at Mount Desert Islander
Former Islander editor Earl Brechlin first discovered Mount Desert Island 35 years ago and never left. The author of seven guide and casual history books, he is a Registered Maine Guide and has served as president of the Maine and New England Press Associations. He and his wife live in Bar Harbor.
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