Democrat Jim Boyle has won a three-way special election for House District 27, which includes parts of both Gorham and Scarborough. The day was particularly noteworthy for its freezing temperatures. This victory marks the second special election win for Democrats in only three months.

A Gorham resident, Boyle formerly served one term as a State Senator representing Maine’s 6th district from 2012-2014 and as a member of the Efficiency Maine Trust Board. The seat’s previous holder, Democrat Kyle Bailey, resigned in October due to a conflicting job opportunity. Boyle is expected to be sworn in shortly and will serve the remainder of Bailey’s term.

We congratulate Gorham and Scarborough residents for selecting such an excellent candidate to represent them,” said Drew Gattine, Maine Democratic Party Chair. “It’s increasingly clear that Mainers want forward-thinking leaders, committed to ensuring a bright future for our children. Jim Boyle will be a powerful voice in Augusta, speaking out for Maine’s families and for our natural environment.