ROCKLAND — A third candidate stepped forward for the single seat on the Rockland City Council that will be on the ballot this fall.

Nicole Lynn Kalloch of Main Street took out nomination papers Sept. 7.

Kalloch is plant manager at Sierra Peaks manufacturing plant on Pleasant Street in Rockland and is also office manager for her husband’s contracting business — J.K. Kalloch.

She is graduate of Maine Maritime Academy in Castine with a degree in international business and logistics.

Kalloch said she is excited to bring a new way of thinking to the City Council, stressing her skill in planning and budgeting.

“I want to focus on bringing businesses to Rockland,” Kalloch said, adding that she has seen how there are challenges when businesses come before the city.

Kalloch joins incumbent Councilor Ben Dorr of James Street, and Henry Hustus III of North Main Street in the race for the single seat.

The deadline to file papers is Sept. 20 to get on the Nov. 2 ballot. If someone wants to be considered as a write-in candidate for the Nov. 2 election, they must file a declaration of write-in candidacy by the same Sept. 20 deadline with the city clerk.

Dorr is the co-owner/operator of Curator on Main Street. He is completing his first term on the Council.

Hustus is superintendent of the Rockland Cemetery Association, which oversees four local cemeteries. He also operates a home occupation as a gunsmith.

One seat on the Rockland Port District is also up for election. A seat held by Noah Barnes is up for election. The term is for five years. Barnes took out papers last week.

With less than two weeks remaining for candidates to file nomination papers, there are still no people seeking two three-year seats on the school board.

The two seats are being vacated by incumbent Regional School Unit 13 board members Tom Peaco and Doug Curtis Jr. who said they would not run again.

Rockland has five seats on the 10-member RSU 13 Board. The election is Nov. 2 although absentee ballots will be available during the previous month leading up to election day.

David Martz, who was appointed in July to the seat vacated earlier this year by Gerald Weinand, took out papers for the remaining one-year on the seat he now holds.