Nomination papers for the fall election were due in Scarborough on Wednesday, Sept. 2, after the Current’s print deadline.

However, as of Tuesday afternoon neither of the incumbents on the Town Council, Chairwoman Jessica Holbrook and Ed Blaise, had taken out papers to run for re-election.

So far there are six possible candidates for the two open seats on the town’s governing board.

Those who have taken out papers are Jim Benedette, Michael Turek, Chris Caiazzo, William Somers, Andrew Stevens and Robert Rowan, according to the Town Clerk’s Office.

For the four open seats on the Board of Education, the clerk’s office said incumbents Donna Beeley and Jackie Perry have both taken out papers, along with Cari Lyford and Kathryn Miles.

Of the four seats on the school board, one is for a one-year term to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of Jane Leng this past spring.

In addition, there are two seats open on the Scarborough Sanitary District’s board of trustees and so far only the incumbents Nick Rico and Ben Viola have taken out papers.

Following a turbulent budget season, which saw the school spending package go to voters three times before it passed, Caiazzo, who served as chairman of the school district’s Finance Committee, appears to want to make the jump from the school board to the Town Council.

– Kate Irish Collins


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