Dickerson will not seek another council term

She does seek reelection to the House; Kalloch back in the race
By Daniel Dunkle | Jul 29, 2014
Source: File photo Lizzie Dickerson

Rockland — Elizabeth Dickerson confirmed this week she is not running for reelection to the Rockland City Council, but she will seek another term in the Maine House.

Dickerson, a Democrat, is running for the District 93 seat serving Rockland and Owls Head.

In another development in that race, James Kalloch, R-Rockland, who had withdrawn from the race, has withdrawn his withdrawal. Kalloch will run against Dickerson for the seat in November.

Reached by phone, July 28, Kalloch said local Republicans convinced him to stay in the race and will help him with his campaign. He had planned to drop out because he did not think he would have time to campaign during the busy season for his business, Penobscot Ferry and Transport.

The Republicans have also tapped Ronald Bovasso of Camden to run against Rep. Joan Welsh, D-Rockport, for the District 94 House seat. Bovasso replaces Republican Carole Gartley, who withdrew from that race.

Independent Owen Casas of Rockport is also running in that race.

Rockland nomination papers

Nomination papers for Rockland's elected seats will be available Aug. 6 and are due by Sept. 22.

In addition to Dickerson, Councilor Eric Hebert's seat is up for election this year. He has not returned a phone call to say whether he will seek another term on the council.

To run for City Council, one must return nomination papers with no fewer than 100 signatures and no more than 150 signatures from Rockland residents.

The Regional School Unit 13 seat held by Carol Bachofner is up for election this year, as are the vacant election warden and ward clerk seats.

The Rockland Port District seat held by Richard Spear is also up for election this year.

Comments (4)
Posted by: Helen Plourd | Jul 30, 2014 23:58

Carol, your voice and understanding for education today is greatly appreciated! Happy you are up for the challenge.

Posted by: Carol W Bachofner | Jul 30, 2014 17:58

I fully intend to seek another term on the school board in order to continue to work for the students of our communities. I hope to further promote a sane approach to the actual work of education rather than to participate in the hidden agendas and political maneuvers  which have become a huge distraction to the work of education, to real issues facing our kids in the classroom.

Posted by: Helen Plourd | Jul 30, 2014 10:26

I have relished your support for Rockland, and how you stood up for what was most imperative for Rockland. You didn't always concur with others, but had a mind of your own. Going to miss your voice, but best of luck in Augusta.

Helen D. Plourd

Retired teacher

Posted by: Linda Falkenmeyer | Jul 29, 2014 17:13

Thank you Lizzie for all  you have done for the citizens of Rockland..


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