Contested races for school board and city council likely in Rockland

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff
Posted Aug. 28, 2013, at 11:16 a.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — An electoral contest to represent Rockland on the Regional School Unit 13 board is developing.

Steven Roberts took out nomination papers Tuesday for a seat representing Rockland on the regional school district’s board.

He is the third person to take out papers. Incumbents William Pearce and Donald Robishaw Jr. had already done so. Rockland has five of the 12 members on the RSU 13 board that covers Rockland, Thomaston, St. George, Owls Head, South Thomaston and Cushing.

The deadline for candidates to file nomination papers is Sept. 23 to make the Nov. 5 ballot.

On the city council side of municipal elections, a contested race is also likely.

Incumbent Councilor Larry Pritchett has taken out papers as has former Mayor Hal Perry, harbor management commission member Louise MacLellan-Ruf, and former candidate Anne Haggar.

Two seats are up for election this fall. Incumbent Mayor Will Clayton is not seeking re-election to the council.

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