City councilors vote at a June meeting. Two council seats are up for election Nov. 6.

Early interest in Council, library, School Board seats



ELLSWORTH — There is early interest for seats on the City Council, School Board and Ellsworth Public Library Board of Trustees this year. Six residents have taken out nomination papers so far, and one, David Burks, has returned papers.

Nomination papers are due by Friday, Sept. 21, at 5 p.m.

David Burks has returned papers to run for City Council, while Gene Lyons has taken out papers but not returned them yet.

No one has returned nomination papers for seats on the library and School Board yet, although several residents have taken papers out. Jane McLetchie and Ronald Fortier, both incumbents with terms expiring this year, have taken out papers for the library. McLetchie serves as secretary for the library board, while Fortier serves as chairman.

Herb Pratt and Abigail Miller have taken out papers for the School Board.

Any resident wishing to run must collect between 50 and 100 signatures to get his or her name on the ballot.

The terms of city councilors Steve Beathem and Robert Crosthwaite are expiring, as is that of School Board member Kelly McKenney.

Nomination papers are available at City Hall for each of the three-year terms.

Election Day falls on Tuesday, Nov. 6, this year.

Kate Cough

Kate Cough

Kate covers 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. She lives in Southwest Harbor and welcomes story tips and ideas. She can be reached at [email protected]