McDonald wins House seat that represents islands

Nov 08, 2018
Photo by: Genevieve McDonald Genevieve McDonald is the new state representative for House District 134.

Stonington — Democrat Genevieve McDonald of Stonington has won the Maine House seat that represents Vinalhaven and North Haven.

McDonald defeated Republican Philip Brady Jr. in House District 134, which had been held for eight years by Rep. Walter Kumiega, D-Deer Isle, who was barred by the state's term limits law from seeking a fifth two-year term.

McDonald was born in Bar Harbor, and later moved to Blue Hill, graduating from George Stevens Academy there. After high school, she worked in boatyards before fishing one summer in Blue Hill Bay. She purchased a boat and fishes out of Stonington. She served on the Maine Lobster Advisory Council.

House District 134 represents Vinalhaven, North Haven and Isle au Haut in Knox County, as well as the Hancock County towns of Deer Isle, Stonington, Southwest Harbor, Cranberry Isles, Frenchboro, Swan's Island, Tremont and Marshall Island Township.

McDonald won by 3,072 to 1,545. She won Vinalhaven 449 to 207 and North Haven 205 to 55.


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