6 candidates seek 4 Scarborough council seats

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SCARBOROUGH — A field of six candidates has emerged for four vacant seats on the Town Council.

Councilors Karen D’Andrea, Ronald Ahlquist and Richard Sullivan are seeking re-election. They are joined on the ballot by Paul Andriulli, James Benedict and Planning Board member Kerry Corthell.

Benedict and Corthell ran unsuccessfully for the Town Council last year. Andriulli is making his first run for elected office.

Andriulli, Benedict, D’Andrea and Sullivan are each seeking one of three, three-year terms on the council. Barring a successful write-in campaign, all but one of them will be elected.

Corthell and Ahlquist are running to fill the remainder of Councilor Michael Wood’s term. Wood announced recently that he will resign to take a new job out of state. His term expires in November 2013. 

After the deadline for submitting nomination papers passed Wednesday afternoon, the council races were the town’s only contested elections. Seats are also available on the School Board and Sanitary District Board of Trustees.

Kelly Noonan-Murphy and Christine Massengill will be on the ballot for two seats on the School Board, which are being vacated by current board Chairman Chris Brownsey and member Colleen Staszko.

Charles Andreson, Jason Greenlaw and Robert McSoreley are unopposed for re-election to the Sanitary District board. 

Mario Moretto can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or mmoretto@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @riocarmine.

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