FREEPORT – A special election will be held in Freeport on Dec. 4 to fill a vacant seat on the Freeport Town Council after District 1 Councilor Sara Gideon resigned last week.

Gideon resigned because she and her family moved from District 1 to a home located in District 3 in Freeport earlier this month. Under the town’s charter, moving from the district prevents Gideon from continuing to serve as a District 1 councilor.

Gideon is a candidate on the Nov. 6 ballot for the Maine House of Representatives District 106 seat.

At the Town Council meeting Oct. 23, Gideon said she was grateful for the opportunity to serve Freeport.

“I wanted to thank the people of Freeport for allowing me the privilege of serving you on the Town Council,” she said.

There is one year left on Gideon’s term. A special election to fill out the remainder of the term will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4 in the Freeport Town Hall from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Nomination papers are available at the Town Clerk’s office and must be returned no later than 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8.

For more information, contact the Freeport Town Clerk’s office at 865-4743, ext. 123.

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