Special election Tuesday for Maine Senate District 20 seat

Voters in most Lincoln County communities (and those in a few in Knox County and Kennebec County towns) will go to the polls on Tuesday, Feb. 14 for a special election between Democrat Chris Johnson and Republican Dana Dow, both of whom are vying for the Maine Senate District 20 seat.

District 20 is made up of: Alna, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta, Edgecomb, Friendship, Hibberts Gore, Jefferson, Monhegan Island, Newcastle, Nobleboro, Somerville, South Bristol, Southport, Waldoboro, Washington, Westport Island, Whitefield, Windsor and Wiscasset.

Tuesday’s special election will fill the Senate seat left vacant by David Trahan, a Waldoboro Republican who stepped down late last year after he accepted a position as director of the Sportman’s Alliance of Maine.

Johnson ran for the seat in 2010 and lost to Trahan.

Dow currently represents District 50 in the Maine House and previously held the Senate District 20 seat in the 122nd and 123rd Legislatures.

The Maine Senate currently is made up of 19 Republicans, 14 Democrats and 1 unenrolled senator.