ROCKLAND — Adam Lachman won election to the Rockland City Council but the second seat ended in a tie between incumbent Councilor Nate Davis and challenger Penelope York.

Rockland voters also approved all three bond referendums.

Lachman led all candidates with 1,549 votes. Davis and York each received 1,328 votes. Steven MacDonald finished with 903 votes.

A hand recount will be held to determine who wins the second seat. The recount will be held 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at City Hall. This is the first time a tie has occurred for a Rockland City Council race.

If the recount ends in a tie, there will be a special runoff election between Davis and York.

Lachman has served since 2013 as a senior economic advisor to independent U.S. Sen. Angus King of Maine, and has previously owned and operated small businesses in the Midcoast. In addition, Lachman helps manage Ada’s Kitchen, a family-owned restaurant on Main Street.

Davis is completing his first three-year term on the Council.

York is senior vice president at Bank of America for large-scale enterprise technical projects and has been employed by the company for 20 years. She has lived in the Midcoast most of her life and graduated from Rockland District High School.

Voters approved a $15 million bond referendum for roads and sidewalks by a 2,360 to 736 vote. The  $2.4 million bond referendum for the landfill closure was approved 1,866 to 1,158. And the $15 million stormwater bond referendum was approved 2,275 to 796.

The three school board seats were uncontested. Jessie Davis received 2,075 votes and Jason White 1,733 for a pair of three year seats. Paul Coster received 1,940 votes for a two-year seat.

There were 3,268 votes cast in Rockland which has about 5,712 registered voters.

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