Candidates hoping to secure a spot on local boards of selectmen and school, budget, personnel and library committees returned nomination papers by the municipal deadlines this past week in Appleton, Hope, Camden, Lincolnville and Rockport. Town clerks have reported that voters will consider the following candidates at the June 8 polls.

Incumbent Denise Pease returned papers for a three-year position on the Board of Selectmen.
The Planning Board has two three-year positions open; Charles Buell and Andrew Staples returned papers for them.
Incumbent Heather Wyman is running for one of the two three-year seats on the Appleton School Committee.


A three-year term on the Camden Select Board is open. Martin Cates returned papers for that seat. Incumbent Anita Brosius-Scott took out papers but returned them after the deadline of 3:30 p.m. on April 26. She can campaign as a write-in candidate.

No one is running for a three-year term on the town’s personnel board.

Two candidates, Dale Landrith and incumbent Victoria Manzi, returned papers for the one open seat on the Maine School Administrative District 28 and Five Town Community School District school boards.



Hope has changed its town meeting date to Tuesday, June 15 to accommodate the eighth-grade graduation at Hope Elementary School.

There are two three-year seats open on Hope’s Board of Selectmen, with three candidates stepping up for the race: incumbent Tim Pearse, Lewis Merrifield and Eric Campbell. Ray Sisk is not running again.
The Budget Committee has three three-year terms open and one two-year term open. William Pearse Jr. and John Jensen hope to serve for three years; Brian Powers Jr. hopes to serve for two years.
Rick Bresnahan is not running again for the Hope School Committee. Incumbent Judith Pearse, Dawn Smith-Cote and Stephanie Southworth are all contending for two two-year open seats.
Elizabeth Borch is running for the one open three-year seat on the Five Town CSD School Board.

No citizens expressed interest in serving on the Lincolnville School Committee nor in representing the town on two open seats on the Five Town CSD board that are dedicated to Lincolnville.
Town Clerk Doris Weed said write-in candidates will be considered, but voters must follow write-in rules according to the town’s charter. A write-in candidate must have five or more write-ins to be considered, and the box to the left of the line must be checked in order for the electronic reader to acknowledge it. Furthermore, the voter must write the last name of the candidate first, followed by the first name.
Incumbent Robert Duke will run against Tracy Lee Murphy for the one open seat on the Rockport Select Board.
Janice Baldwin and Carol Goodridge are candidates for the Library Committee.
Incumbent Geoffrey C. Parker is running against Gretchen M. Richards for a seat on the SAD 28 and Five Town CSD school boards.
Sharon Stone is seeking a seat on the Budget Committee.