Rockland ballot to feature contested races for both city, school panels

Posted Sept. 24, 2013, at 12:33 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — Rockland’s municipal ballot is set as the deadline for candidates to file nomination papers for the Nov. 5 ballot has passed. And there will be contested races for both city council and school board seats.

Incumbent City Councilor Larry Pritchett, former Mayor Hal Perry, and harbor management commission member Louise MacLellan-Ruf filed their papers to make the ballot for the two open seats on the council. Mayor Will Clayton is not seeking reelection.

Incumbent Regional School Unit 13 board members Donald Robishaw Jr. and William Pearce are seeking reelection and will be challenged for the two available seats by Steven Roberts.

The incumbents for two Rockland Port District posts — Howard Edwards and Dan McNichol — have returned their papers to make the ballot and are uncontested.

Absentee ballots will be available 30 days before the Nov. 5 election.

The only referendum article on the ballot asks voters whether they approve borrowing $586,000 for a salt and sand shed.

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