Four candidates are competing for two at-large positions on the South Portland City Council in the Nov. 5 election.


Maxine Beecher

Age: 70
Address: Highland Avenue
Occupation: Semi-retired/hairstylist/hobbyist beekeeper
Family: Six grandchildren
Political Experience: Former South Portland city councilor

Tom Blake

Age: 62
Address: High Street
Occupation: Retired
Family: 13 grandchildren
Political Experience: Incumbent two-term South Portland city councilor

Richard Matthews

Age: 47
Address: Boothby Avenue
Occupation: Stay-at-home dad
Family: Wife and children
Political Experience: Current member, South Portland Board of Education

Carol Thorne

Age: 66
Address: Sandy Hill Road
Occupation: Real estate broker
Family: Grandchildren
Political Experience: Former member, South Portland Planning Board