Five on ballot for two open Brewer City Council seats

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff
Posted Sept. 23, 2013, at 6:01 p.m.

BREWER, Maine — One incumbent and four newcomers will be on the ballot in November to fill two open seats on the Brewer City Council, and one person each is running for the seats on the school board and Brewer High School district trustees, the city clerk’s office said Monday.

Incumbent Kevin O’Connell, who is the mayor, is running for a council seat against residents Ashley Blanchard, Bev Uhlenhake, Jennifer Jalbert and Will Rogers Jr.

City Councilor Arthur “Archie” Verow is not running for his third term on the council because he is too busy representing the city and District 50 in Augusta. He said he is grateful to the citizens of Brewer for allowing him to serve them on the City Council and as their representative in the Maine Legislature.

“It has been an honor and a great privilege to serve the citizens of Brewer on the Council,” he said last week in an email.

Brewer School Committee member David Austin also has decided not to run for his post. Julie Milan is running unopposed for the school board seat.

Brewer High School district trustee incumbent Manley DeBeck is the lone person running for his seat.

Local elections will be held in conjunction with state elections on Nov. 5.

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