The recount of the Republican primary race for Congressional District 1 has concluded, with candidate Mark I. Holbrook of Brunswick confirmed as the winner, Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announced June 29.

Candidate Ande Allen Smith of North Yarmouth had requested the recount June 17 based upon the unofficial preliminary results of the election, which showed a difference of 55 votes between Smith and Holbrook, of Brunswick.

Smith conceded Wednesday evening when results of the recount showed Holbrook maintained the majority of the votes in the race, with a difference of 57 votes: Smith with 10,303 and Holbrook with 10,360. Including the 2,292 blank ballots, a total of 22,955 ballots were recounted.

Holbrook will challenge Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree in November.

The recount, which began June 28, concluded Wednesday at 5 p.m. The recount took place in the Florian Room of the Maine Department of Public Safety Building, 45 Commerce Drive in Augusta.