City Council, library, school board seats up for grabs this fall

ELLSWORTH — Voters will elect seven municipal officials when they head to the voting booth in November.

There are three City Council seats up for grabs and two seats each on the Ellsworth Public Library Board of Trustees and the School Board.

Those seats are held, respectively, by councilors Gary Fortier, Marc Blanchette and Dawn Ihle Hudson, trustees S. Craig MacDonald and Anne Lusby and School Board members Joanne Avery and Paul Markosian.

Nomination papers must be returned to City Hall on or before Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. City Clerk Heidi Grindle said it is helpful to have papers returned as soon as possible.

To run for any of the seven seats, an Ellsworth resident must gather signatures of between 50 and 100 registered voters in Ellsworth.

So far, papers have been taken out for all seats, although none have yet been returned.

For the council seats, each of which has a term of three years expiring in 2022, residents Michelle Kaplan, Marc Blanchette and Gene Lyons have taken out papers.

Anne Lusby has taken out papers for the three-year library trustee term and S. Craig MacDonald has taken out papers for the two-year term.

For the School Board, Jennifer Alexander and Paul Markosian have both taken out papers.

Election Day this year falls on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

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