BYRON – Oxford County Commissioner David Duguay won a second four-year term over challenger John Patrick by a 20 percent margin during Tuesday’s general election.

Unofficial numbers show Duguay, 51, receiving 5,328 votes, to 4,215 for challenger John Patrick, a Democrat from Rumford. Duguay is an independent.

Oxford County’s second district, which Duguay represents, encompasses most of the towns, plantations and unorganized territories in the northern part of the county.

“It’s good to have the election behind me,” said Duguay from his cell phone as he was picking up political signs in Sumner on Wednesday afternoon.

He said he hopes to continue updating the technology in the treasurer’s department, as well as continue to deal with the many challenges facing the county jail.

Also, he said a new county administrator will likely be hired sometime during the next year as longtime administrator Carole Fulton plans to retire.

He will serve as chairman of the three-member commissioners’ team for 2009.

He hopes to begin a schedule of holding commissioners’ meetings in various parts of the county in the spring.

Duguay is the Rumford Hannaford supermarket and pharmacy store manager.

Patrick, 54, could not be reached for comment.

He is a maintenance mechanic at NewPage Corp.and will complete serving four terms as a state legislator representing Rumford and several surrounding towns in January. State law allows a representative to serve only four consecutive terms.


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