Nomination papers available starting Aug. 9

Clayton won't seek reelection to Rockland council

By Stephen Betts | Aug 07, 2017
Rockland Mayor Will Clayton

Rockland — Rockland Mayor Will Clayton said he will not run for reelection this fall.

Two seats for the City Council, the ones held by Clayton and Councilor Valli Geiger, are up for election this fall.

Geiger said Monday she has not made a decision on running for reelection.

Geiger is completing her first term on the council.

Clayton is completing his second, non-consecutive three-year term on the council. He was elected in 2010 and 2014, and received the most votes in both those elections.

He has served as mayor twice.

"I will be ending my council tenure when my term is up in November," Clayton said Aug. 7.

In addition to the City Council seats, one seat on the Regional School Unit 13 Board is up for election. That seat is held by Carol Bachofner.

Bachofner has served on the School Board since November 2011. She said Aug. 7 she would seek reelection to another three-year term.

Candidates must collect at least 100 signatures of registered Rockland residents to get on the Nov. 7 ballot. Papers must be filed in the city clerk's office in Rockland no later than Sept. 25 to get on the ballot.

A seat as ward clerk and one as election warden are also up for election this fall. Those candidates need 15 signatures to get on the ballot.

There is no port district seat up for election this year.

Comments (2)
Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Aug 08, 2017 07:37

Maybe he's tired of beating a dead horse.

Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | Aug 07, 2017 09:57

Need to keep them both where they are.   We still have some difficult issues on the table to be resolved and, since a positive team appears to be developing, that needs to be encouraged.   Image result for teamwork

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