Bucksport returns incumbents to council, RSU 25 board

BUCKSPORT — Voters here returned three incumbent town councilors and a school board member to additional three-year terms during the election Tuesday, according to figures from Town Clerk Jacob Gran.

Councilor James Morrison took the most votes among the council candidates with 731.

Councilor Daniel Ormsby received 701 votes, while Councilor Paul Bissonette received 700.

There was a 53-vote difference between Bissonette and challenger Bruce Ashmore, who received 647 votes.

Tracey Hair was just a bit farther behind, capturing 623 votes. Candidate Joseph Davanzo received 231 votes.

For a three-year term on the Regional School Unit 25 (RSU 25) Board, voters returned Scott Frazier to the board with 846 votes.

Frazier outpolled his opponent, Keith Kneeland Jr., by a near 2-1 margin.

In other election business, Bucksport residents overwhelmingly voted in favor of all three referendum questions.

Question 1, the citizen initiative to prohibit transmission lines in the upper Kennebec region, was approved 867-627.

Question 2, the $100 million transportation bond, was 1,025 for the affirmative to 466 opposed.

Question 3, the constitutional amendment providing an “unalienable right to grow, raise, harvest, produce and consume the food of their own choosing,” was approved in Bucksport 951-540.

Bucksport has 4,186 registered voters out of a population of 4,929, according to the 2020 US Census.

Gran said the town had a turnout rate of 35.94 percent for Tuesday’s election. There were 1,509 ballots cast.

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