Sanborn Democratic nominee for Senate District 28


PORTLAND — State Rep. Heather Sanborn Tuesday won the Democratic nomination to replace Sen. Mark Dion in Senate District 28. 

Sanborn, who represents House District 43, defeated City Councilor Jill Duson, 3,078 to 2,181.

In Westbrook,  Sanborn, with 57 percent of the vote, defeated Duson 666-495.

Westbrook resident Patrick Martin was unopposed in the GOP primary for the seat. The general election is Nov. 6.

Sanborn, who won Dion’s former House seat in 2016 when he was elected to the Senate, said she won on the basics.

“I knocked on a lot of doors, talked to a lot of voters, and listened to a lot of voters,” she said. “We talked about the big issues – clean energy, affordable health care and school funding.”

David Harry can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or Follow him on Twitter: @DavidHarry8.

State Rep. Heather Sanborn, right, greets a voter at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland on June 12. Sanborn won the Democratic nomination in Senate District 28.