Augusta, Maine — Maine Democratic Party Chair Phil Bartlett released the following statement:

"Ben Chin ran for Mayor because he has a positive vision for Lewiston. He ran a great campaign, tightly focused on progressive values and detailed policy ideas — downtown and community development, affordable housing, meaningfully addressing the opioid crisis — and we know that he will continue working hard to advance those values. 

"We're lucky to have progressive candidates like Ben Chin running for local office here in Maine, and we look forward to seeing what he does next."