May 26, 2018
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Nobody’s running for Rockland City Council — yet

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — Two weeks after nomination papers became available there are still no candidates for two city council seats up for a vote this fall.

The deadline for candidates to take out papers and file them at city hall is Sept. 22.

Dr. Eric Hebert has yet to decide whether he will seek a fourth consecutive three-year term. The other incumbent, Democratic state Rep. Elizabeth Dickerson, has already announced she will not seek a third consecutive term on the council.

Candidates need to gather the signatures of 100 registered Rockland voters to make the ballot for the Nov. 4 election.

On the school board side of the race, incumbent Regional School Unit 13 member Carol Bachofner has taken out papers. Former board member Kyle Reniche also has taken out papers for the one open seat to represent Rockland.

They have not yet filed their papers.

Capt. Richard Spear has turned in his papers to return to the Rockland Port District. Spear, 92, has served on the port district uninterrupted since 1954. The term is for five years. He has won election to the board of trustees for 12 consecutive terms.

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