Two newcomers, incumbent elected to Lincoln council

Posted Nov. 03, 2010, at 2:40 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 11:28 a.m.

LINCOLN, Maine — A local businessman who had most recently served on the Building Committee charged with designing a new Public Works Department garage got the most votes in Tuesday’s Town Council elections, officials said.

Shaun Drinkwater, the owner of Lloyd’s Store of Lincoln and a fuel-oil business, received 1,009 votes, outpacing by 130 votes the council’s second-most vote-getter, incumbent Michael Ireland, who was re-elected with 879, Town Manager Lisa Goodwin said.

In what might be the local election’s second-biggest surprise, after Drinkwater’s finish, Mattanawcook Academy teacher Curt Ring squeaked past six-year incumbent Thora House, 865 votes to 860, to capture the last of the council’s three open three-year seats.

Robert Gauthier collected 477 votes; Paul Nantkes, 449; and Gary Steinberg, one of the leaders of the Friends of Lincoln Lakes, 421.

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In unopposed races, RSU 67 school board members Sarah Crockett and John Trask were re-elected, Crockett with 1,552 votes and Trask with 1,521. Donald Barker, with 1,611 votes, and Darrell Dill Sr., with 1,448, were re-elected to the Lincoln Sanitary District board of directors.