SOUTH PORTLAND — Kate Lewis has won the city council District 2 seat, defeating Christopher Breen, 4,830 votes to 1,380 in Tuesday’s election. She will replace Mayor Patti Smith, who was not eligible to run because of term limits.

Two other city council races were on the ballot but were uncontested. Claude Morgan will retain his District 1 seat with 5,255 votes while District 5 candidate Adrian Dowling will join the council with 5,137 votes. He will replace Brad Fox who did not run.

In the school board race, only two at-large seats were contested. Incumbent Mary House will retain her seat with 3,648 votes and will be joined by newcomer Heather Johnson who received 3,234 votes. The third candidate was Stanley Beretsky who received 1,751 votes.

Incumbents Matthew Perkins and Elyse Tipton, both of whom were appointed by the City Council, ran unopposed in District 4 and District 5, respectively and will retain their seats. Perkins received 5,043 votes and Tipton 5,093.






 ©Laura Lee Dobson 2017


 Melanie Sochan







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