SOUTH PORTLAND — City Councilor Kate Lewis is on track to serve as mayor in 2023.

Councilor Linda Cohen nominated Lewis during the annual mayoral caucus Tuesday night, citing Lewis’ experience as a two-term councilor who served as mayor in 2020, when the council faced many pandemic-related challenges.

Kate Lewis

Lewis will be formally elected and sworn in during the city’s inauguration ceremony Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. in the lecture hall at South Portland High School. Councilors-elect Richard Matthews and Natalie West also will be inaugurated, along with newly elected school board members.

Lewis is director of development at Maine Audubon. She is heading into the final year of her second three-year term representing District 2 on the seven-member council. As mayor, she will chair council meetings and represent the city at formal events.

In accepting the nomination, Lewis said she would strive to make sure all voices on the council and in the community are heard.

“I think this position is about all of us,” she said. “I will give everything I can to the role.”

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