November 08, 2019
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Incumbent and two newcomers elected to Ellsworth City Council

Courtesy of the candidates
Courtesy of the candidates
In a field of five candidates, Michelle Kaplan (from left), incumbent Marc Blanchette and Robert “Bob” Miller were chosen for three seats on the seven-person council.

Voters returned an incumbent councilor and chose two newcomers to serve on the Ellsworth City Council during Tuesday’s election.

In a field of five candidates, Robert “Bob” Miller, Michelle Kaplan and incumbent Marc Blanchette were chosen for three seats on the seven-person council.

    Robert Miller 803
    25.6%
    Michelle Kaplan 703
    22.4%
    Marc Blanchette 618
    19.7%
    Gene Lyons 598
    19.0%
    Edward Kamin 418
    13.3%
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The other candidates were Gene Lyons and Edward “Mathias” Kamin III, who had not previously served in office.

Miller received 803 votes, Kaplan received 703 votes and Blanchette received 618 votes, according to unofficial results.

Kaplan, a physician’s assistant, has lived in Ellsworth since 2012 while Miller, an Air Force veteran and pharmacist, has lived in Ellsworth since 2004. Blanchette is a former Bangor Daily News photographer and retired local furniture business owner.

Courtesy of the candidates
Courtesy of the candidates
The five candidates in the Nov. 5, 2019, election for Ellsworth City Council were Marc Blanchette (from left), Edward "Mathias" Kamin, Michelle Kaplan, Gene Lyons and Robert Miller.

All five candidates have said that they support continuing development in Ellsworth, which is a growing regional service center for communities throughout Hancock County and parts of Washington County, but they differed slightly in their views on how the city could support economic growth.

Two outgoing councilors, Gary Fortier and Dawn Ihle Hudson, opted not to seek re-election to additional three-year terms.

 

Correction: An earlier version of this report misstated the number of people elected to the Ellsworth City Council on Tuesday.


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