Seven seek two Waldoboro selectmen seats

Contested selectmen race evident
By Beth A. Birmingham | Apr 01, 2014
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham

Waldoboro — Seven candidates have taken out nomination papers for two terms expiring on the Board of Selectmen.

Nomination papers are now available at the town office for referendum town meeting and elections June 10.

Chairman Craig Cooley and Selectman James Bodman's three-year terms expire this year.

Cooley has taken out papers to seek reelection. Other candidates seeking the seats are Robert Butler, Clinton E. Collamore Sr., Wilfred Dever, Seth Hall, Robert Morin, and Joanne Minzy. Minzy is the only one who has turned her papers in, according to Town Clerk Linda Perry.

Other positions up for election are two three-year terms on the Regional School Unit 40 Board of Directors. Dana Dow's term expires this year as he filled one of two vacated earlier this year by Christopher Duffy and Darrell Goldrup.

Three three-year terms on the Budget Committee will need to be filled as well, with the expiration of Ellen Winchenbach, Ted Mohlie and Duncan Morrell's terms. Both incumbents Morrell and Mohlie have taken out reelection papers.

The Utility District Board of Trustees is also seeking candidates to fill two three-year terms and one two-year term.

All nomination papers must be signed by no less than 25 registered voters of Waldoboro, and turned in to the town clerk before 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 28.

The deadline for submission of articles for the town warrant is also April 28.

Polls will be open Tuesday, June 10, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Municipal Building.

Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at

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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.

Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington and RSU40.

Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.

Aside from photography, Beth enjoys working out, ocean therapy sessions and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 16.

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