June 21, 2018
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Council, school board members selected in Presque Isle

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — An incumbent hoping to retain his seat on the City Council was thwarted in his efforts Tuesday as voters elected Peter Hallowell and Micah Desmond to the two open four-year terms on the council.

Incumbent Don Gardner and challengers Jacqueline Goodine, Robert Jackson and David Perry came up short in their bids.

Hallowell had been serving a one-year term on the council after being appointed last year to fill the seat left empty by the resignation of Jennifer Trombley.

Hallowell won a four-year term with 944 votes. Desmond won the second seat with 778 votes.

Gardner picked up 689 votes, while Goodine received 720, followed by Jackson with 493 and Perry with 299.

There were also two one-year seats on the council up for grabs. Three individuals — Jessica Chase Smith, Sheldon Ellis and Richard Engels — sought those positions.

Chase Smith clinched one seat with 1,322 votes, while Engels picked up 1,379 votes to win the other. Ellis received 874 votes.

In the uncontested races for two seats on the SAD 1 board of directors, Robert Cawley retains his representation of District 5, while Lori Kenneson won a seat representing District 9.

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