City still has shortage of candidates for school board seats

Dorr seeks Rockland council seat

By Stephen Betts | Sep 10, 2018
Benjamin Dorr has taken out papers to run for Rockland City Council.

Rockland — A Main Street business owner has taken out nomination papers for a seat on the Rockland City Council.

Benjamin Dorr took out nomination papers Monday, Sept. 10.

Dorr, along with Emily Seymour, opened the men's consignment store Curator on Main Street in May 2016.

Dorr attended Camden Hills Regional High School. He lives on James Street in a home he had built in 2016.

His father is Greg Dorr, who served as city attorney for Rockland from 1998 through 2005. His mother is Susan Dorr, who served as a state representative for Camden and Rockport in the early 2000s.

The council seat is currently held by Adam Ackor, who is not seeking reelection.

Dale Hayward of North Main Street and Brandy Perkins of Marks Lane have also taken out papers for the three-year seat. No one has turned in papers yet. The deadline for candidates to file nomination papers is Monday, Sept. 24.

Thus far, there is only one candidate for three seats representing Rockland on the Regional School Unit 13 Board. Doug Curtis Jr. is seeking a three-year seat.

Two of the seats up for election will be for three years and one for two years.

The seats are held by Thomas Peaco, Nancy Jeffers and Vera Roberts.

Jeffers said she would not seek reelection. Peaco said he was uncertain if he would run again. Roberts was not immediately available for comment.

Ian Emmott has taken out papers for a one-year seat on the Rockland Port District. This had been the seat held by Capt. Richard Spear for 64 years. Spear died May 3.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Stephen K Carroll | Sep 11, 2018 08:06

A Main street business and Rockland property owner.  His Father a former Rockland city Attorney and Mother with Legislative background. Perhaps a candidate who would be more focused on the money.  We'll see.

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