October 22, 2013

Meet the candidates for Biddeford City Council

Sixteen candidates are competing for seven positions on the Biddeford City Council in the Nov. 5 election.


Ward 1

Ronald Peaker

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.

Michael Swanton

Age: 61
Address: 110 Old Pool Rd.
Occupation: Plumber
Family: Wife Susan
Political Experience: Currently serving first term on City Council


Ward 2

David Borque

Age: 57
Address: 30 Decary Rd.
Occupation: Small business owner
Family: Wife Diane; children Desiree and Daniel
Political Experience:  Two terms as city councilor; various city committees

John McCurry Jr.

Age: 56
Address: 197 Cleaves St.
Occupation: Operations manager
Family: Wife Robin; two sons; four grandchildren
Political Experience:  Previously served on City Council for eight years, including two years as council president.

Andrew Russell

Did not respond to interview requests.


Ward 4

Dominic Deschambault

Age: 29
Address: 9 Porter St.
Occupation: Customer service representative for Time Warner
Family: Single
Political Experience:  None

Robert Quattrone Jr.

Age: 41
Address: 7 Vincent Ave.
Occupation: Boiler operator
Family: Wife Jessica; two sons, Bryce and Brady
Political Experience: None


Ward 5

Carol Boisjoly

Age: 57
Address: 8 Birch St.
Occupation: on disability, former LPN
Family: Widow; one daughter
Political Experience:  None

Bob Mills

Age: 48
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.


Ward 6

Roger Hurtubise

Age: 68
Address: 9 Village Lane
Occupation: Retired customer service representative
Family: Wife Pat; son Jim
Political Experience:  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.

 Rick Laverriere

Age: 57
Address: 371 South St.
Occupation: Unemployed
Family: Wife Rachel; daughters Shari and Lori; grandson Liam
Political Experience:  Four terms on City Council, including two years as council president



Roch Angers

Age: 60
Address: 26 Cathedral Oaks Dr.
Occupation:  Produce manager at Shaw’s Supermarket in Sanford
Family: Wife Colombe; children Rebecca and Natalie
Political Experience:  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.

Richard Rhames

Age: 68
Address: 10 West Loop Road
Occupation:  Farmer
Family: Married with one son
Political Experience:  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.

 James “Jim” Emerson

Age: 59
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

Clement Fleurent

Age: 78
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

Marc Lessard

Age: 50
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

Daniel Parenteau

Age: 50
Address: 12 West Myrtle St.
Occupation: Business strategist and consultant
Family: Single father of three children; one grandchild
Political experience: None


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