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Maine judicial elections, 2010

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The Maine judicial elections of 2010 consisted of a primary election on June 8, 2010 and a general election on November 2, 2010. Only the 16 judges of the Maine Probate Courts are elected in partisan elections. These courts fall under the jurisdiction of the counties, not the state court system.[1]

As specified in the Maine Constitution, newly elected judges for the probate court begin serving their term in January of the year after they are elected. They serve a term of four years, which expires on December 31.[2][3]

In all Maine's other courts, judges are nominated by the governor and confirmed by the senate.

Probate Court

Five probate justices ran unopposed for re-election in 2010. They were:

There were 3 contested races:

Court Candidates Details Results
Maine Probate Courts, Androscoggin County (D): Robert L. Couturier and Laurier T. Raymond Jr. Robert L. Couturier up for re-election. Robert L. Couturier won the primary with 59.63% of the vote. Race decided in primary.
Maine Probate Courts, Knox County (R): Carol R. Emery (D): Sarah Ruef-Lindquist Carol R. Emery up for re-election and faced Sarah Ruef-Lindquist in the general election. Emery elected with 57% of the vote.
Maine Probate Courts, Penoscot County (D): Mandi K. Odier-Fink (R): Allan Woodcock, Jr. Allan Woodcock, Jr. up for re-election and faced Mandi K. Odier-Fink in the general election. Allan Woodcock, Jr. elected with 61% of the vote.

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