June 23, 2018
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Three elected to fill Ellsworth council seats

By Rich Hewitt, BDN Staff

ELLSWORTH, Maine — City voters on Tuesday sent two incumbent city councilors back to the council, tapped one new councilor and adopted a revised and updated city charter.

Voters re-elected incumbent City Councilors Gary Fortier and Pamela Perkins and elected Michael Boucher, brother of City Councilor Matthew Boucher, for his first term on the council. He replaces Councilor Jonathan Mahon who chose not to seek re-election.

Fortier received 2,305 votes; Perkins, 2,075; and Boucher, 1,714 to win the three open seats on the council. The fourth candidate, Roger Lessard, received 1,375 votes.

Voters also adopted the revised charter by a vote of 2,006 to 637. There were 635 blank ballots on that question.

In uncontested races. Rebecca Leamon won a three-year term on the library board of trustees, and Michelle DeWitt won a three-year term on the RSU 24 board.

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