June 21, 2018
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Candidates set for Hampden council, school board

By Andrew Neff, BDN Staff

HAMPDEN, Maine — Incumbents Janet Hughes, Thomas Brann, Jean Lawlis and William Shakespeare will run for re-election in November’s Hampden Town Council election, but only Mayor Hughes will run unopposed.

There also are four candidates who are running for three open spots on the 14-member RSU 22 board of directors.

In the Nov. 8 council election, Hughes, who lives on the Old County Road, is running for re-election to represent District 1; challenger Mark E. Gray of Coldbrook Road is running against Brann of Western Avenue in District 2; and Jeremy Williams of Carmel Road North is running against Shakespeare of Western Avenue in District 4. District 3 is a three-way race between Lawlis, who lives on Kincaid Road, Brian M. Duprey of Monroe Road and Michelle Blosser of Main Road South.

Hampden’s Town Council has seven members.

In the school board race, Amy L. Faircloth of Surrey Lane, Jenan Jondy of Patterson Road, Niles Parker of Foster Avenue, and Nicholas Winchester of Emerald Avenue are running for three vacant spots.

Incumbents Timothy Pease, who has served as chairman, Jonathan Henry, and Christopher Cox are not running for re-election.

Incumbent Dana Skinner is running unopposed for the only open seat on the Hampden Water District board of trustees.

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