PORTLAND – Democratic candidate Janet Mills was elected Maine’s next governor, making history as the state’s first female governor.

Speaker of the Maine House Sara Gideon released the following statement:

“Congratulations to Governor-elect Janet Mills! Janet has spent her career fighting for Maine families and defending working people.  She is exactly the champion that Maine deserves. With Janet in the Blaine House, we look forward to a tremendous opportunity to chart a path for Maine that grows our economy, capitalizes on our greatest resources and moves every family closer to prosperity.”