Blanchette only candidate for council seat

Marc Blanchette

ELLSWORTH — As long as Marc Blanchette goes to the polls and votes for himself on Tuesday, he is practically guaranteed to be the newest member of the City Council.

The only thing that could derail his candidacy, it seems, is a last-minute write-in campaign.

Blanchette, who currently serves on the city’s Planning Board, is the only candidate on the ballot to fill out the remainder of former Councilor Michael Boucher’s term.

Michael Boucher resigned from the council in late 2012. His brother Matthew also had served on the council, but Matthew’s seat was declared vacant in August of 2012 after he missed meetings.

If elected, Blanchette will serve until the next municipal election in November.

Polls in Ellsworth will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Ellsworth voters also will be voting on the Regional School Unit 24 school budget when they go into the voting booth on Tuesday.

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Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller

Reporter at The Ellsworth American,
Steve Fuller worked at The Ellsworth American from 2012 to early 2018. He covered the city of Ellsworth, including the Ellsworth School Department and the city police beat, as well as the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham. A native of Waldo County, he served as editor of Belfast's Republican Journal prior to joining the American. He lives in Orland.
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