June 19, 2018
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3 running for 2 seats on council in Houlton

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff

HOULTON, Maine — With Election Day a little more than a month away, residents are preparing to secure vacant seats on municipal and school boards.

Town Clerk Cathy O’ Leary said Thursday that the deadline for entering races has passed and candidates have made their intentions known.

Three people are running for two open seats on the Town Council. The term of current Councilor Nancy Ketch is ending, as well as the term of Council Chairman Paul Cleary. Cleary is termed out and cannot run again.

Ketch has entered the running to reclaim her seat. Frederick Grant and Philip Bernaiche also are seeking three-year positions.

Two residents are running for the two open seats on the Houlton Water Co. board of directors.

Gary Severson and Gary Hagan both are seeking the seats. Both have served on the board previously.

There are three open seats on the school board, and four candidates are hoping to garner the seats. Bruce Clark, Lori Holmes, Tammy Goetsch and Paul Cleary are seeking three-year terms.

There are three open seats on the Board of Budget Review, and two candidates, Carl Lord Jr. and Galen Wilde, are vying for those positions.

Forrest Barnes is running unopposed for an open seat on the Cary Library board of trustees.

Election Day is Nov. 3.



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