ROCKLAND, Maine — Incumbent Councilor Larry Pritchett announced Tuesday he would seek a second consecutive term on the city council.
Pritchett will be the third candidate for two seats that will be on the Nov. 5 ballot.
Former Mayor Hal Perry and Harbor Management Commission member Louise MacLellan-Ruf already have taken out nomination papers for the council.
The other incumbent, Mayor Will Clayton, announced last week he would not seek re-election.
The announcement by Pritchett means that there will be a contested race for the two seats if all three file their papers at city hall by the Sept. 23 deadline.
On the school board side of the municipal races, the two incumbents — William Pearce and Donald Robishaw Jr. — are the only people to have taken out papers for the two seats representing Rockland on the Regional School Unit 13 Board that are up for a vote this year.