Sixteen candidates are competing for seven positions on the Biddeford City Council in the Nov. 5 election.
Age: declined to provide
Address: 4 Winter Harbor Lane
Occupation: Retired after serving in Air Force and working in senior management for a major auto manufacturer
Family: Wife Barbara Jean; two children; two grandchildren
Political Experience: School committee, 1995-97; ward 1 councilor, 2001-03; Charter Review Commission chairman, 2006.
Address: 110 Old Pool Rd.
Family: Wife Susan
Political Experience: Currently serving first term on City Council
Address: 30 Decary Rd.
Occupation: Small business owner
Family: Wife Diane; children Desiree and Daniel
Political Experience:Â Two terms as city councilor; various city committees
John McCurry Jr.
Address: 197 Cleaves St.
Occupation: Operations manager
Family: Wife Robin; two sons; four grandchildren
Political Experience:Â Previously served on City Council for eight years, including two years as council president.
Did not respond to interview requests.
Address: 9 Porter St.
Occupation: Customer service representative for Time Warner
Political Experience:Â None
Robert Quattrone Jr.
Address: 7 Vincent Ave.
Occupation: Boiler operator
Family: Wife Jessica; two sons, Bryce and Brady
Political Experience: None
Address: 8 Birch St.
Occupation: on disability, former LPN
Family: Widow; one daughter
Political Experience:Â None
Address: 49 Green St.
Occupation: Resets stores
Family: Wife Heather; two sons, Trenton and Cooper
Political Experience: Ward 5 city councilor, 207-present,. council president, 2009-2011; Policy Committee chairman, 2009-present; Charter Commission, 2005.
Address: 9 Village Lane
Occupation: Retired customer service representative
Family: Wife Pat; son Jim
Political Experience:Â Former city councilor, 1999; previously served on personnel committee, Downtown Development Commission and General Assistance Board of Review; member of 2012 Charter Review Commission; currently serving on Solid Waste Management Commission, Cable TV Committee and Fire Commission.
Â Rick Laverriere
Address: 371 South St.
Family: Wife Rachel; daughters Shari and Lori; grandson Liam
Political Experience:Â Four terms on City Council, including two years as council president
Address: 26 Cathedral Oaks Dr.
Occupation:Â Produce manager at Shaw’s Supermarket in Sanford
Family: Wife Colombe; children Rebecca and Natalie
Political Experience:Â Current city councilor; five non-consecutive terms on City Council, including two terms as council president; four years on Biddeford Planning Board; more than 30 years on Biddeford Economic Improvement Commission.
Address: 10 West Loop Road
Family: Married with one son
Political Experience:Â At-large city councilor, 1999-2001 and 2001-present; served as chairman of Biddeford Democratic Committee for 20 years; served on various city commissions and committees.
Â James “Jim” Emerson
Address: 127 Old Pool Road
Occupation: General and financial management
Family: Married to Joan Harper; three adult children
Political experience: current Biddeford School Committee member; York County Budget Committee; Biddeford City Council, ward 1, 2007-2011
Address: 295 Granite St.
Occupation: Retired businessman
Family: Widowed; three children; seven grandchildren
Political experience: Eight years on City Council; two terms on Biddeford Planning Board
Address: 20 Thatcher Brook Lane
Occupation: Director of grocery center store
Family: Wife Denise; children Joshua and Amanda
Political experience: 10 years on Biddeford City Council, including 6 years as council president; chairman of finance, negotiating and restructuring committees; Zoning Board of Appeals
Address: 12 West Myrtle St.
Occupation: Business strategist and consultant
Family: Single father of three children; one grandchild
Political experience: None