Eight will run for three Bangor council seats

Posted Sept. 11, 2011, at 6:49 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A total of eight candidates, two of whom are incumbents, will run for three open seats on the Bangor City Council this fall.

Incumbents David Nealley of Baldwin Drive and Richard Bronson Jr. of Ohio Street will run for re-election while longtime councilor and former Mayor Gerry Palmer has elected to retire from public office.

Councilor Bronson chairs the finance committee and serves on the government operations, infrastructure and airport committees. Councilor Nealley, who is seeking his third term, is a member of the finance, business and economic development committees.

Challengers for the open seats are Benjamin Sprague of Broad Street, Frances Loring of Wiley Street, former Bangor councilor and Mayor Joe Baldacci of Cedar Street, Megan Shorette of Norfolk Street, James Gallant of Wing Street and Scott Davis of Laurel Circle.

Three other prospective challengers were not qualified to run either because they didn’t have enough signatures or didn’t meet other requirements such as term of residency.

Candidates for three open seats on the Bangor School Committee are incumbents Warren Caruso of Webster Avenue, Chairwoman Phyllis Guerette of Webster Avenue, and Vice Chairwoman Christine Szal of West Broadway, plus challengers Terri Adam of Grant Street and Joseph Knox of Forest Avenue.

Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 8.

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