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Bucksport councilor seeks recount after losing election by 1 vote

Linda Coan O'Kresik | BDN
Linda Coan O'Kresik | BDN
Main Street in Bucksport on Oct. 29.

A Bucksport town councilor requested a recount after losing Tuesday’s election for a two-year term on the council by a single vote, town officials said Wednesday.

Incumbent Robert G. Carmichael Jr. lost to James R. Morrison, who received 434 votes to Carmichael’s 433, according to results tallied from Tuesday night’s election. He requested the recount soon after hearing the news, Town Clerk Jacob Gran said. No recount date has been set.

    Missing race meta information for local race[20062]
0% of Maine has reported

- Race has been called
- Candidate has been eliminated

The field was unusually crowded with council candidates in this election, Gran said. Six candidates competed for two seats to serve three-year terms, and three competed for the one seat to serve a two-year term.

Joseph A. Davanzo was the third contender for the two-year seat, receiving 134 votes. The two-year term finishes the tenure of Councilor David Kee, who resigned at the end of July. Carmichael opted to run for the two-year term instead of a full three-year term.

Former Town Clerk Kathy Downes was the top vote-getter in race for the two three-year seats, with 793 votes. She will be the sole woman on the council.

Edward A. Rankin Jr. won the second three-year seat with 423 votes.

    Missing race meta information for local race[20061]
0% of Maine has reported

- Race has been called
- Candidate has been eliminated

In the race for the sole Regional School Unit 25 school committee seat, Peter W. Clair ran unopposed for his three-year seat.

 


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