Two file, third pending as deadline nears for Rockland council race

By Stephen Betts | Apr 21, 2017

Rockland — Two candidates have filed nomination papers to seek a single vacant seat on the Rockland City Council with the deadline to get on the ballot only a little more than a week away.

Stephen Carroll and Amelia Magjik have filed their papers and qualified for the June 13 election.

Benjamin Dorr has taken out papers but has not yet returned them.

The deadline to file papers at city hall with the signatures of at least 100 registered Rockland residents is May 1.

The seat would fill the vacancy created when Larry Pritchett resigned Feb. 1.

Carroll repairs appliances and ran a local appliance store -- Carroll's Appliance -- for years in Rockland. Carroll was a Rockland representative on the Knox County Budget Committee from August 2013, when he was approved by the county commissioners, until he resigned in September 2015.

Magjik moved to Rockland six months ago from Bremerton, Wash., a community near Seattle.She lives on Main Street, and is an artist who specializes in sculptures and painting. She holds a master's degree in psychology and a bachelor's degree in fine art. She also provides whole person wellness services.

Dorr, along with Emily Seymour, opened the men's consignment store Curator on Main Street in May 2016. He lives on James Street in a home he had built last year.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Sonja Sleeper | Apr 21, 2017 11:20

Why have a picture of the town hall? Wouldn't photo's of applicants be more appropriate? Or even a photo of the City Council chamber. Just wondering.

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