ROCKLAND, Maine — Former Mayor William Clayton has joined the race for one of two available seats on the city council.
Clayton took out nomination papers Friday.
Clayton served one three-year term on the council after being elected as the top vote-getter in 2010. He was elected by the other councilors in November 2012 to serve as their mayor for the ensuing year. He did not seek re-election in 2013.
Clayton, an Acadia Drive resident, works at the Samoset Resort as executive meetings manager.
He is the second person to take out papers for a council seat.
Valli Geiger of Broadway took out papers Aug. 26.
The open seats up for election on Nov. 4 are held now by Elizabeth Dickerson and Dr. Eric Hebert. Dickerson is not seeking re-election while Hebert has not announced his plans.
Two people also have taken out papers for one open seat to represent Rockland on the Regional School Unit 13 board. Incumbent Carol Bachofner and former board member Kyle Reniche have taken out papers.
The deadline for filing nomination papers to make the ballot is Sept. 22.