Saturday, May 25, 2013
Only one local incumbent on South Portland's November ballot is being challenged by another candidate.
Incumbent City Councilor Rosemarie De Angelis 2002 file photo
Incumbent City Councilor Rosemarie De Angelis will run against Melissa Linscott for a three-year term representing district three. Linda Cohen, a former Portland city clerk, is unopposed in her bid for the district four seat currently held by Maxine Beecher, who cannot run for a fifth term because of local term limits.
No one took out nomination papers for the district four school board seat currently held by James Gilboy. City Clerk Sue Mooney said that means someone could run a write-in campaign for the seat. Richard Matthews and Tappan Fitzgerald are both seeking reelection, for districts three and five, respectively.
Jeffrey Selser, an at-large school board member, resigned earlier this week, but Mooney said it is too late to include that seat on the November ballot. A special election to fill that seat likely will be held next March, when voters also are expected to elect a district one city councilor to replace Tom Coward.
Coward is the only candidate running for the district three county commissioner seat. He cannot serve as a county commissioner and city councilor and is expected to resign from the council after Jan. 1 if he is elected in November, Mooney said.