Pritchett plans to seek reelection
Rockland — City Councilor Larry Pritchett confirmed Aug. 20 he plans to seek reelection in November.
He said he will take out nomination papers Friday and begin working toward that goal. With that, the city will likely see a contested race for two seats on the council.
Mayor Will Clayton, who holds the other seat up for election this year, said he will not run. Both seats have three-year terms.
Former Councilor Hal Perry has taken out nomination papers to run for a seat. Perry was elected in 2005 and served one term on the Rockland City Council. He was elected mayor by his fellow councilors in 2007.
Louise MacLellan-Ruf has also taken out papers. MacLellan-Ruf has served on the city's Harbor Management Commission.
Those interested in running for city positions can take out nomination papers at City Hall and have to return them with signatures by Monday, Sept. 23. Council candidates must have 100 to 125 signatures. The election will be Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Two school board seats are also up for election and they are held by William Pearce and Donald Robishaw. Both have taken out nomination papers.
Rockland Port District seats held by Daniel McNichol and Howard Edwards Jr. are up for election and carry five-year-terms.
Also up for election this year are the one-year election warden seat held by Teisha Jones and the one-year vacant ward clerk seat.
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Daniel Dunkle is editor of The Courier-Gazette and news director for Courier Publications. He lives in Rockland with his wife, Christine, who also works for Courier Publications, and two children.
Dunkle has previously served as editor of The Republican Journal in Belfast. He has worked as a reporter and photographer in the Midcoast for 15 years.
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