Official start of Rockland election season is Aug. 7

Glaser to seek reelection, Magjik will not

By Stephen Betts | Jul 31, 2019
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Rockland — Rockland City Councilor Edward Glaser said he will seek a second term this fall. The other incumbent whose term is up, Councilor Amelia Magjik, said she would not run for reelection.

Nomination papers for municipal seats become available Wednesday, Aug. 7. Candidates must collect at least 100 signatures of registered Rockland residents and file them with the city clerk by Sept. 23 to get on the Nov. 5 ballot.

Glaser is completing his first three-year term on the City Council. He was elected in 2016, receiving the most votes (1,623) in a four-way race for two seats.

He is the former longtime harbormaster for the city.

Magjik's term is also expiring. She was elected in a special election in June 2017 to fill the vacancy created when Larry Pritchett resigned in January of that year, less than three months after he won reelection.

Magjik said she was 110 percent certain she would not seek reelection.

There are five council seats.

On the school board side of the ballot, incumbents Gerald Weinand and Chelsea Avirett both said they would be seeking reelection.

Weinand was elected to a three-year term in 2016. He is an architect.

Avirett was appointed in November 2018 by the City Council to serve a one-year term when no candidate sought it in last year's election. She is a local freelance writer and teacher.

Rockland has five members on the 10-member RSU 13 Board, which also covers Thomaston, Owls Head, South Thomaston and Cushing.

Comments (2)
Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | Aug 01, 2019 05:10

I have no desire to step in the fire.  If you notice, I stated the problems, not the solutions. There is someone out there with a resolver attitude and the disposition and perseverance needed to put up with the naysayers while moving forward.  Am optimistic that person will show up on the ballot.

Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | Jul 31, 2019 19:44

Looking forward to seeing who steps forward. Appreciate that Ms. Magjik served as she did. Am sure she has found out a few things while being part of the progressive council.  Mr. Glaser will be a shoo in.  The person who comes in with positive ideas; instead of criticism; will have my vote.  There is a lot on the table with the dump, the public landing and repairing our infrastructure without another bond issue.

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