The Westbrook City Council will fill three contested seats in the Nov. 5 election. Not profiled are four candidates running uncontested races for the remaining seats.


Ward 2, 3-year term

Victor Chau

Age: 39
Address: 18 Dale Ave.
Occupation: Real estate broker
Family: Wife and two kids
Political experience: Westbrook city councilor since 2010

Matt Maloney

Age: 37
Address: 93 Seavey St.
Occupation: Warehouse manager at Wayside Food Programs and freelance audio engineer
Family: Married with two children
Political experience: None


Ward 4, two-year term

Ann Peoples

Age: 66
Address: 22 Garfield St.
Occupation: Retired
Family: Husband, Patrick; five children and six grandchildren
Political experience: Four terms as a state representative; two terms on the Westbrook City Council; former member of the Westbrook Planning Board

Gary Rairdon

Age: 49
Address: 20 Webster St.
Occupation: Hannaford Bros.
Family: Married with seven children
Political experience: Westbrook Charter Commission, 2010-2012

Susan Rossignol

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Age: 64
Address: 54 Conant St.
Occupation: Accountant
Family: Husband, Norman; two children and three grandchildren
Political experience: Westbrook Charter Commmission, 2010-2012

At large, two-year term

Veronica Bates

Name: Veronica Bates
Age: 40
Address: 450 Saco St.
Occupation: Freelance editor
Family: Husband, Kanji; daughter, Marissa
Political experience: Westbrook School Committee member

John O’Hara

Age: 55
Address: 80 Cottage Place
Occupation: Facilities manager at the Jetport
Family: Wife, Judy Stroud; children, Kathryn, 22, Molly, 20, and John, 18
Political experience: Westbrook City Councilor for 16 years