ROCKLAND, Maine — City Councilor Larry Pritchett announced Monday he is seeking re-election to the city council.

Pritchett took out nomination papers late Friday and said he has collected 60 of the needed 100 signatures over the weekend to get on the Nov. 8 ballot.

Pritchett is completing his second consecutive three-year term on the five-member city council. In his first election in 2010, Frank Isganitis was initially declared the winner by three votes but after a recount, Pritchett won by three ballots.

Pritchett becomes the fourth candidate competing for one of two available council seats. Former harbormaster Ed Glaser, former mayor Brian Harden and independent journalist and environmental activist Judith Lawson have taken out nomination papers. Glaser is the only candidate to return papers and formally qualify for the ballot.

The other incumbent councilor, Mayor Louise MacLellan-Ruf, announced earlier this month that she would not seek a second term.

Pritchett came under criticism earlier this year by Ruf for what she said was overstepping his role in selecting a consultant to serve the energy advisory committee on a natural gas regulation ordinance. Pritchett serves on the energy committee and has focused on energy conservation projects during his six years on the council.

On the school board side of the race, three candidates have taken out papers for three seats. Incumbent Regional School Unit 13 Board Chair Steve Roberts and architect Gerald Weinand have taken out papers for a pair of three-year seats while Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tom Peaco has taken out papers for a two-year term.