AUGUSTA — Incumbent independent state Rep. Kent Ackley was confirmed Tuesday the winner of the House District 82 race following a recount by the Maine Secretary of State’s Office, defeating Republican Randy Greenwood by 16 votes.

District 82 includes Litchfield, Wales and part of Monmouth.

Ackley received 2,155 votes to Greenwood’s 2,139.

Green requested the recount of the Nov. 6 election results after unofficial results from Election Day indicated he had lost by 28 votes, 2,153 to 2,125.

Republican challenger Randy Greenwood, left, and incumbent independent state Rep. Kent Ackley chat outside the secure area at the start of the recount in their House District 82 race Tuesday at the Elkins Building in Augusta. Ackley was declared the winner after the recount. (Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal)

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