PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — A balanced number of incumbents and newcomers are on the ballot seeking municipal and school board seats in Presque Isle this year.
City Clerk Nancy Nichols said Thursday that there is one open seat on the City Council next month. The three-year term is being vacated by present Councilor Ron McPherson.
Nichols said Randy Smith is the only candidate running for the seat.
Two other municipal seats also are unopposed. Incumbent Larry Perry is running unopposed for warden and incumbent Joy Murchison is running uncontested for ward clerk.
A number of people are vying for open seats on the SAD 1 school board representing specific sections of the city.
Two people are fighting for one open slot representing Section 3 on the board. Incumbent Terry Sandusky is vying to best Eric Warren for the slot.
Incumbent D. Michele Green is running unopposed for her seat representing Section 4.
Similarly for Section 7, Scott Norton also is the only candidate seeking that seat.
Two people are looking to represent Section 10, with incumbent L. James Bubar running against Benton Cash.
No candidate has taken out papers to represent Section 13, so a write-in candidate will be selected to fill the slot, Nichols said.
Susan Goulet is running unopposed to represent Section 14, and incumbent John Johnston is unopposed in his bid to represent Section 15.