Incumbent, newcomer win Rockland council seats

Rockland City Councilor Larry Pritchett
Stephen Betts
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Posted Nov. 05, 2013, at 8:55 p.m.
Louise MacLellan-Ruf
Stephen Betts
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ROCKLAND, Maine — Incumbent City Councilor Larry Pritchett will return to the council for a second consecutive term while Louise MacLellan-Ruf will join the local legislative body for the first time.

Pritchett and MacLellan-Ruf won the two three-year seats on the City Council. Pritchett received 780 votes and MacLellan-Ruf, a member of the harbor management commission, collected 748 votes.

Former Mayor Hal Perry finished third with 489 votes.

Mayor Will Clayton did not seek re-election. His final meeting will be Nov. 13. The two winners will be sworn in on Nov. 18.

In the race for two seats on the Regional School Unit 13 board, incumbent Donald Robishaw Jr. was the top vote getter with 612 votes, winning a second term. Challenger Steven Roberts won the second seat with 587 votes. Incumbent William Pearce fell short with 513 votes.

The incumbents for two Rockland Port District posts — Howard Edwards and Dan McNichol — were uncontested and re-elected.

Rockland voters also gave the city approval to borrow $586,000 for a salt and sand shed. The referendum was approved 573-528.

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